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24th Jan, 2022

Norbury Theatre's Aladdin was as magical as the lamp itself

AN EXCELLENT cast transformed Droitwich into Old Peking for the Norbury Theatre’s annual pantomime Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.

So many people played their part in making this a successful show.

The performance also inspired what must have been the loudest audience of the season and each performer deserved every cheer, clap and boo they received.

The dance routines were well-choreographed, the costumes colourful and the chorus was pitch-perfect, which you don’t see in many pantomimes.

Other musical highlights included Lauren Bough’s solo performance of Make Your Own Kind of Music and the Your Song duet by Aladdin (Emma Waters) and Princess Jasmine (Charlotte Mortimer) capped perfect portrayals from the pair.

Jo Lush and Jimmy Hill were rewarded with plenty of laughs for their performances as the hapless police officers and Alex Stallard as the cheeky northern Genie of the Lamp had the crowd in hysterics.

Erin Maiden was sound as the Sprit of the Ring, while David Goode as Widow Twankey and Carl Smythe as Wishee Washee worked the audience really well.

Wishee Washee getting accidentally pushed into the washing machine and dryer was arguably the funniest scene of the show.

But the loudest moments came when Jack Gandy put in his fantastic performance as baddie Abanazar. The boos were almost deafening.

Overall this show had great singing, dancing, a nice steady stream of comedy lines and loads of audience participation making the show as magical as the lamp itself.

There is also a very impressive dragon to look out for which is almost as long as the Droitwich canal.

The next performances of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp are at 7.30pm Thursday to Saturday (January 17 to 19) with matinees at 2,30pm on Saturday and Sunday, January 20.

The final shows take place the following week between Thursday and Saturday.

For more information and tickets, visit or call 01905 770154


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