The Theatre Chipping Norton Pantomime 2018/19

Playing at The Theatre

Dates: 14 Nov 2018 - 13 Jan 2019

Far, far away in a mysterious land, Aladdin is about to embark on the greatest adventure of all time...

Calling all intrepid explorers! Grab your compass and hop aboard the bi-plane as the nation’s favourite traditional panto heads for Egypt.

With dancing mummies, disappearing pyramids and a deeply daft genie, expect a laughter-filled spectacular. This is Aladdin as you’ve never seen it before! When Aladdin meets Jasmine, both are sure their luck will change, but the wicked Abanazar has other plans.

Family friendly from start to finish, and packed with magical marvels and toe-tapping tunes, this is the Chippy Panto you’ve been wishing for.


Get closer to the action!

Take a 20 min tour of the stage and set find out how the show ticks. 
Tickets: £2.50, booking essential. Specific performances only, please see schedule. 
Children must be accompanied.

Adult Only Evenings

For big kids only (over 18s). The atmosphere will be different, but content of the show won't change. Please see the schedule for dates.


If you are bringing a school group to the panto this year you can download a Teacher's Education Pack of activities.

Theatre Bar

Make the most of our Limited Edition Chadlington Brewery ale, available only at The Theatre during Panto season. Bar opens 45mins prior to each show. 


“A sparkling gift of a show...I loved it – from the African setting and lost pyramids to the farcical dining scenes. But it was Andrew Pepper the dame who really stole the show – his costumes this year on a whole different level, his joie de vivre, dead pan timing, twitching lips and ad libbing bringing the whole evening together.” - ***** The Oxford Times

“Strong performances and quirky theatricality make for a truly thrilling pantomime. Ben Crocker’s script contains all the beloved panto ingredients: a sing-a-long, plenty of “he’s behind you” moments and physical comedy. John Terry’s directing contains flashes of theatrical innovation that lift the production from the formulaic to the inspired.

The performers thrillingly evoke a flying carpet ride, through perching miniature puppets of their characters on giant top hats. The audience is enlisted to hold cardboard clouds. In the intimate space of the Theatre Chipping Norton, the puppetry sequence creates a moment of theatrical magic.” - **** The Stage

Cast & Creative

Written by Ben Crocker

Music by Steve Edis

Directed by John Terry

Set Design by Pip Leckenby

Costume Design by Emily Stuart

Lighting Design by Mark Dymock

Sound Design by Jon Everett

Choreography by Lizzie Franks



Abanazar - Benedict Martin

Aladdin - David Djemal

Dame Gertie Mahmood - Andrew Pepper

Empress of Egypt - Tessa Vale

Jasmine - Zelina Rebeiro

Queenie the Genie - Anna Brook-Mitchell

Sidney - Irfan Damani


Ticketing Info

Performances from 14th November 2018 - 13th January 2019.

Ticket prices vary by performance from £11 - £26. See performance schedule for more information.

Group Bookings

Was last year's office party not quite what you were wishing for? Was it lacking a little magic?This year why not hop aboard the bi-plane and head to sunnier climes with the 
nation's favourite traditional panto? 

Priority Booking opens Monday 4th June, 10am 
General & Online Booking opens Monday 11th June, 10am

*Buy 10 tickets and get the 11th FREE* [exc Bands A&B]
- Enquire with our friendly Box Office - General Booking opens Monday 11th June -


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Access Info

Relaxed Performances

There will be a relaxed performance on Friday 14th December at 1.45pm & Thursday 10th January at 10am. Tickets: £10.50, carer goes free.  
This performance is open to all with changes made to be more accessible for people who might find a standard performance challenging, including those with dementia and those with additional needs. Wheelchair spaces limited so booking is essential. 


Suitable For The Whole Family






Supported By

Produced by The Theatre Chipping Norton