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Aladdin

Published Monday 10 December 2012 at 15:10 by Barbara Champion

When marvellous Richard Grieve appears from a coffin as Abanazar, the kids know exactly how to treat him.

Les Dennis is also accepted immediately as bubbly Widow Twankey looking for a man and has many fun moments, especially when performing Lady GaGa’s Pokerface.

Noel Sullivan as Aladdin sings well and is often chased by policeman Jacob Flurry and the ever amazingly useful children of Roshe Performing Arts dressed as miniature policemen.

Helen Kurup provides romance and fine vocals as Princess Jasmine and Bonnie Lockheart is strong as Scheherazade. Miguel Angel is an acrobatic singing Genie and Chris Jarman is an amusing emperor of China.

The magic cave scene is extravagent with glamorous dancers dressed in priceless rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds. There is a crazy comedy sequence on The 12 Days of Christmas, which has to be seen to be believed.

A frisky orange dragon, a lost elephant, a rare magic carpet and a truly wonderful band are the remaining ingredients of this tremendous show. As for the skilled Jon Clegg, what would we do without his links, his ever-dancing feet and wacky good humour?

Production information

The Hawth, Crawley, December 7-30

Author/producer:
Jonathan Kiley
Director:
Sheridan Nicol
Cast includes:
Les Dennis, Noel Sullivan, Jon Clegg, Richard Grieve, Helen Kurup, Bonnie Lockheart
Running time:
2hrs 25mins

Production information displayed was believed correct at time of review. Information may change over the run of the show.

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Run sheet

King's Head, Islington London
January 24-February 15
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