January 2010
Written By
Harry Toseland
Directed by
Roger Knowles


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 salls 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..

  Cast List

Main Characters
Beth Garwood
Widow Twanky
Mark Swinson
Wishhee Washee
Jacob Hunt-Wheatley
Princess Bradroubadour
Jess Wall
Linda Mayes
Richard Alton
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

Sound Engineer
Peter Frost
Stage Contruction and Design
Pete McFarlane
Carl Wilkinson
Hannah Giles

Keith Williams

Chris Knowles
Stage Manager
Pete McFarlane
  Front of House
Kath Williams
Rebecca Mayes
Viv Savage
Jess Wall

Bernie Kirk
Roger Knowles

  Rehearsal Photos (click to enlarge)     

It's Pete our Set Manager!
Look at the dirt on that floor..
Checking to make sure it's going right..
Sing yer hearts out!
Someone's enjoying themselves..
We got the dance moves sorted now!
When is it my turn to go on stage?
Fun time at rehearsals..

There's scenery to be painted.. 
..And sound to be added too.
Dancing tight..

  Press Reviews  

Hucknall Dispatch 22nd January 2009

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 performedat 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)

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