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.
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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.
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