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Aladdin will be showing at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton from Saturday, December 4, when the cast take to the stage for the panto season.

Ahead of the public showings the theatre has issued some advice and guidance in response to government guidelines surrounding Covid-19.

Precautions are in place now that mask wearing has become law again in public settings due to the new variant of the Covid-19 disease called Omicron.

Hunstanton Christmas Lights Switch-On. Pictured Principal Cast of Hunstantons' Panto Aladdin.. (53369243)
Hunstanton Christmas Lights Switch-On. Pictured Principal Cast of Hunstantons' Panto Aladdin.. (53369243)

A statement from the theatre reads: “We pride ourselves on being able to continue offering live entertainment in a safe environment throughout this pandemic.

“We want to continue to protect our customers, staff and artistes throughout this Christmas period and be able to complete a successful full run of Aladdin.”

If members of the audience happen to forget their masks they will be on sale from the box office with the proceeds going to charity.

The theatre will be offering enhanced cleaning and regularly sanitising the seating between shows with hand sanitiser stations when entering and exiting the theatre.

Aladdin is this year's pantomime at the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton. (53152254)
Aladdin is this year's pantomime at the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton. (53152254)

The cast took part in the annual lights switch-on in Hunstanton last Sunday with Widow Twankey and Father Christmas hitting the switch at 5pm.

Aladdin features Mervyn Francis returning in the role of Widow Twankey who runs a laundry with the help of her son Aladdin played this year by Kyle Trimble.

Aladdin, a diamond in the rough, is sent into the cave of wonders to retrieve a magical lamp by the Evil Abanazer played by the magical and wonderful Daniel Dean.

Aladdin uses the power of the lamp in his quest for the true love of Princess Jasmine played by the singing sensation Naomi Dale.

Aladdin fights to win over Jasmine’s father the Emperor, played by Paul Flanagan, and with the help of the magical spirit of the ring played by Emma Harding all peace and harmony is restored in Old Peking. Aladdin runs from December 4 - Saturday, January 1. www.princesshunstanton.co.uk

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