Meet Genie-us team behind Corn Exchange’s Aladdin
The photocall for this year’s Alive King’s Lynn Corn Exchange pantomime, Aladdin, took place on Monday.
The team behind last year’s production of Sleeping Beauty, Jordan Productions, brings the show to town on Tuesday, December 10 to Sunday, January 5, 2020.
The cast includes the return of Ian Marr as Dame Widow Twankey, who will once again team up for a hilarious double act with Scott Cripps as Wishee Washee.
West End performer Lisa Mathieson will play the title role of Aladdin and Britain’s Got Talent star’s Twist and Pulse join the cast as PC’s Hip & Hop.
This is West Norfolk’s favourite Dame Ian’s 18th Christmas in panto around the UK and his 10th anniversary performing in Lynn!
Ian’s other credits include: Pitlochry 2017 season in High Society, The Ruling Class, Mary Rose and People; Mr Kirkby in That Day We Sang (Victoria Wood); Downton Abbey (ITV); Waking the Dead (BBC); Alan Gregg/The Doctor in Shadowlands (national tour), to name but a few!
This will be Scott’s seventh panto performance here at Lynn; his West End theatre credits include Billy Elliott; Murdoch in Titanic; Sweeney Todd; Pirates of Penzance; Peter Pan and Doctor Dolittle.
You can also see him on the big screen as an inmate in Paddington 2, dancing alongside Hugh Grant!
Lisa Mathieson trained at the Arts Educational Schools London and was recently in the original cast of Tim Minchin’s Olivier Award winning musical,Groundhog Day at The Old Vic.
Ashley Glazebrook (Twist) and Glen Murphy (Pulse) achieved second place on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent (2010).
Brookside’s Max Farnham, Steven Pinder, will be playing Abanazaar, and Divine Cresswell will be playing Princess So-Shi.
The panto is once again sponsored by J & K Glass & Glazing and is in association with KL.FM.
The production thanks them both for their continued support.
Tickets for Aladdin are available from the box office on 01553 764864 or online at www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk