Dunfermline Athletic

Aladdin’s a hit – oh yes it is!

Monday, 19th Dec 2011

"THE bold promise was to bring big city pantomime to Dunfermline and this production of `Aladdin` certainly lived up to that billing. There was a fine mix of experience and youth in an extravaganza of traditional style festive fayre.

Producer Alyson Orr worked with the late, legendary Jimmy Logan, the doyen of Scottish panto and more recently with another comic legend Tony Roper AKA Jamesie Cotter. This time she`s has put together a talented team headed by director Lawrie McNichol.

There is top acting, singing and dancing performances throughout. The sets look great and the costumes are spectacular.

Digital media students at Carnegie College produced a highly amusing animation scene which sees Aladdin take to a flying carpet on a journey crossing East End Park, the Kingsgate Centre and the High Street ending up at the Alhambra.

An innovative touch to a highly traditional panto where the emphasis was on entertaining all the family.

There were jokes for the grannies, mums and dads, songs for everyone to join in with and plenty of booing and cheering for the kids with sweeties being thrown into the audience.

In Craig Chalmers and Emma Beard the show has the perfect leading couple, both fine singers. James Mackenzie, best known to the kids as Raven, plays a mean baddie in the role of Abanazar.

Local girl Jill Nadin delivers a great double header playing both So-Shy and the Genie while David Ashwood, an experienced panto star already at just 26, is the lovelorn idiot son but there`s nothing wishy-washy about his performance. Holding it all together Stephen Docherty is tremendous as Widow Twankey.
In the panto stakes, Dunfermline now has nothing to fear from Edinburgh and Glasgow. A great night out for all the family.”

Fantastic ticket offers still remain for you, or your group, for the Alhambra Theatre’s fantastic panto Aladdin! There are even some seats remaining for as little as £7.50*! Don’t delay, book today!

19th – 24th December

Evening performances on all nights (exc 23rd) at 7.30pm

Matinee performances on 21st at 1pm and 24th at 2.30pm

Tickets : Adults £16.50 (Rear circle £12.50), U16 £10.00 (Rear circle £7.50), OAP £14.00 (Rear Circle £10.00), Family Ticket £40.00 (Rear circle £30.00)

Groups 10+ - All tickets £10.00, plus organiser goes free!

Available from – www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Theatre Box Office, opening hours 9am to 4pm, Mon - Fri, tel 01383 740384

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