Aladdin and the Little Mermaid
Abanazer discovers the whereabouts of a magic lamp containing a genie, but thanks to global warming the cave containing the lamp now lies deep under the sea. So he seeks out the best diver in Shanghai, which just so happens to be Aladdin and asks him to retrieve it in return for untold riches.
But when Aladdin swims out to a rock which is the tip of the undersea mountain, he meets the Mermaid Princess Ariel who convinces him that he cannot hold his breath long enough to reach the cave. But Abanazer is not about to give up and furnishes Aladdin with a divers suit. On the way down to the cave, disaster strikes and he finds himself trapped in the underwater cave.
In a rage, Abanazer pushes both Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee into the sea and leaves them to their fate. He then gets the Spirit of the Ring to turn him into Prince Octopus and descends into the ocean to retrieve the lamp himself. Unfortunately for him, the cave is protected by a magic that only King Neptune’s trident can break through..
- Peformance Times
- Wed 21 Jan 6.30pm
- Thu 22 Jan 7.30pm
- Fri 23 Jan 7.30pm
- Sat 24 Jan 2.30pm & 7.30pm
- Sun 25 Jan 2.30pm
Spirit of the Ring
Genie of the Lamp
Stage Const & Design
Front of House
Hucknall's Lovelace troupe create a splash on stage for Aladdin and The Little Mermaid
It seemed a strange combination to mix two great stories into one but that's exactly what Hucknall's Lovelace Theatre Group did for this year's pantomime extravaganza.
Aladdin and The Little Mermaid became a tale of two halves as the traditional tale of the Arabian boy dived , literally, into the world of Ariel and all her under the sea friends.
The cast of Lovelace is primarily a very young bunch of actors and singers who managed to create a show that was filled to capacity with song, frivolity and fun. For an amateur show the costumes were excellent creating a bright background and colours that brought sunshine and rainbows to the stage that matched the smiles from the cast of young dancers.
There were some performances that stood out for me including the many sides of Stir and Fry that brought laughs a-plenty from Ed Turner and Jacob Hunt-Wheatley as well as Daniel Knight's Spirit of the Ring.
Some parts worked tremendously well and the Under The Sea scene with flourescent creatures was a real show-stopper that the audience were still talking about as they left the theatre.
Overall another fabulous family-led panto that made us all feel bouyant.