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Aladdin and the Little Mermaid
January 2015
Written By
Limelight Scripts
Directed by
Becs Mayes

Synopsis
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..

Rehearsal Photos (click to enlarge)    
Cast List
Aladdin
Emily Giles
Ariel
Rebecca Mitchell
Abanazer
Jamie McBride
Widow Twankey
Richard S
parks
Spirit of the Ring
Daniel Knight
Dim Sum
Kiera Vann
Wishee Washee
Jen White
King Neptune
Frank Burbage
Stir
Ed Turner
Fry
Jacob Hunt-Wheatley
Queen Pearl
Vicki Clark
Genie of the Lamp
David Short
Witch
Cheryl Cresswell
 
Chorus
Violet Miller
Abbie McCusker
Britany Smith
Charley Bates
Christy Morgan
Elise Radford
Elizabeth Cotton
Ellie-May Gunn
Emily Cotton
Eryn Gibbons
Evie Allsop
Georgina Levers
Grace Allsop
Isobel Hallett
Ivy Miller
Jessica Pearson
Lauren Ashley
Mark Turner
Molly Craig
Morgan Wallen
Nardia Slack
Owen Wright
Sian Crossland
Sophie Clarke
Tiffany Shelton
Travis Shooter
Brenda Clack
Claire Atkinson
Tom Morley
Production Team
Lighting
Carl Wilkinson, Ethan Thomas
Stage Contruction and Design
Pete McFarlane, Chloe Smith, Ethan Thomas, Gary Clark

 

Sound
Tom Inglis
Director
Becs Mayes
 
Prompt
Chris Knowles
Assistant Director
Linda Mayes
 
Costumes
Jess Wall
Front of House
Becs Mayes
 
Press Reviews

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.

 

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