|Date||5th December 2019|
|Society||Penarth Operatic & Dramatic Society|
|Venue||Paget Rooms - Penarth|
|Type of Production||Pantomime|
|Musical Director||Dave Thompson|
Author: Allan Mears
This much loved traditional tale tells the rags to riches story of young man Aladdin, son of a washerwoman, who is persuaded to retrieve a magic lamp with a wish granting genie, by an evil magician who is his uncle. This pantomime was wittily written by Darren Edwards and incorporated all the required ingredients.
Darren Edwards as Abanazar generated boos galore and played with great strength and evil intent.
Lauren Jenkins as Slave of the Ring gave an upbeat and well characterised performance.
Nigel Lewis as Widow Twanky rose to the occasion. Good over-the-top costumes, wigs and make-up, just as it should be.
Sally Bevan as Wishy Washy gave a ‘simple’ portrayal which the audience loved.
Angharad Sommerin as Aladdin was confident in acting, good stage presence and a lovely singing voice. A natural choice for the principal boy
Pete Owen as Grand Vizier maintained the stiff upper lip and superiority.
Tom Dyer as Wax On and Will Jones as Wax Off worked extremely hard throughout the production. They were lively, bouncy and the children in the audience loved them.
Elinor Brunker as Sandra Li was completely at home with the characterization throughout.
Kelis Richards as Princess Jasmine was delightful , she has a lively disposition which lifted the Princess to a more meaningful character.
Emma Dennett as Empress Chow Mein had a good character played with style and great timing. regally played.
Matthew Lee as Genie was a hoot, both dramatic and humorous with pizzazz and personality.
The main characters were well supported by the other members of the cast. The set and lighting worked well and scenes moved from one to the next seamlessly.
Congratulations to all involved.