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Jan 2010

Directed By

Roger Knowles

Written By

Harry Toseland


The evergreen pantomime 'Aladdin' is a firm family favourite and once again the Lovelace Theatre Group give it their own special treatment.

Aladdin is a boy who's mother is a simple poor washer woman. They live a simple life in the kingdom along with Wishee Washee their assistant.

One day Aladdin spies and falls in love with the Emporer's daughter, the beautiful Princess Badroubadour. However the slimy Abanaza has his eyes on a magic lamp hidden in a cave and uses Aladdin to get it..


  • Peformance Times
  • Thu 28 Jan 7.30pm
  • Fri 29 Jan 7.30pm
  • Sat 30 Jan 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Cast List


Beth Garwood

Widow Twanky

Mark Swinson


Richard Alton

Wishee Washee

Jacob Hunt-Wheatley

Princess Bradroubadour

Jess Wall


Linda Mayes


Tony Garwood


Kirsty Thorne


Jake Allen


Tom Stevenson

Genie of the Lamp

Rosie Butler

Genie of the Ring

Bailey Watson

Villager 1

Nikki Barton

Villager 2

Chloe Smith

Production Team

Stage Const & Design

Pete McFarlane
Carl Wilkinson
Hannah Giles


Peter Frost


Keith Williams


Jess Wall
Bernie Kirk


Chris Knowles


Becs Mayes


Viv Savage

Front of House

Kath Williams

Press Review

Hucknall's Lovelace Theatre Group promise a feast of oriental fun and eastern magic with their annual family pantomime, Aladdin, which features 14 year old Beth Garwood in the title role.

Roger Knowles, who will be directing the production, will be looking to Richard Alton, who plays panto baddie Abanaza, Mark Swinson (Widow Twanky) and Rosie Butler (Genie of the Lamp) to provide the foundation stones for success.

A witty script, written by veteren stage performer Harry Toseland, now a Hucknall Liberal Democrat member of Ashfield District Council, should appeal to th eyoung and young at heart, while energetic dance routines in the show have been choreographed by Becca Mayes.

'Aladdin' is being performed at the John Godber Centre on Ogle Street, Hucknall from next Thursday 28th January to Saturday January 30 at 7.30 each night. There will also be a 2.30pm matinee performance on the Saturday. For tickets, contact the box office on 0115 9639633 or pay at the door.

Our photo shows the scheming Abanaza, played by Richard Alton (left), casting a spell on Widow Twanky (Mark Swinson) and Aladdin (Beth Garwood)

Hucknall Dispatch 22nd January 2009