Classic story of Aladdin will bring some magic and adventure to Burnley stage

Rehearsals are in full swing for a popular pantomine society's annual production.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 9:39 am
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 9:40 am
Sion Pantomime Society are ready to wow audiences with their 2020 production of Aladdin.

This year Sion Pantomine Society are presenting the classic story of Aladdin.

Audiences can expect plenty of laughs, adventure and entertainment as the wicked Abanazer seeks out the magic lamp, the home of the all powerful Genie, so that he can rule the world.

But a family posse of wannabe heroes are on hand to foil Abanazer’s evil scheme and the innocent local lad, Aladdin, played by Amy Tattersall, his brother, the cheeky Wishee Washee, played by P J Hitchcock and their fearsome mum Widow Twankey, played by Rhys Roberts fly to the rescue.

Throw in a magic carpet, a mystical Slave of the Ring, the Empress of China, a beautiful princess and a couple of inept police officers and you have all the ingredients for a fantastic tale and great entertainment.

Jessica Parsons takes on the role of Princess Jasmine and the palace posse is made up of Fiona Morris as the Empress, Marina Murray as So-Shi and Eloise Clegg and Abby Lawless as Pep-Si and Ko-La and Emma Waters as the slave of the ring. The show is directed by Marcia Turner and produced by Craig Needham.

The pantomime is at Sion Baptist Church from Tuesday to Saturday, February 18th to 22nd at 7:15pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2:30pm.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 01282 453295. Adults £8, Children £6, Concessions are £6 (Tues only).