Due to phenomenal demand, the Gaiety Panto has announced extra performances of Aladdin.
Aladdin premiered at the Gaiety Theatre last night (Sunday, November 24) and will have its star-studded grand opening this Wednesday, November 27. While there are still a limited number of tickets available for the show’s dates until January 5, 2020, tickets are now on offer for the brand new extra dates from January 9 – 19.
Aladdin is an Arabian tale of true love, magic wishes and dastardly dealings that this year’s Panto organisers say will excite and delight all ages. According to them, the show boasts ‘the extra helping of song, dance, slapstick and laughter’ that you would come to expect from the Gaiety’s festive extravaganza.
The plot synopsis reads: “The mystical Cave of Desire holds the magic lamp that can only be recovered by one of true heart. Our hero Aladdin is tricked by his devious Uncle into retrieving the mysterious object. From there, we enter a world of wonder and awe as the Genie of the Lamp makes this young hero’s wishes come true. However, be careful what you wish for as you may end up with more than you bargained for…!”
With a stellar cast of returning favourites including Joe Conlan as Widow Twankey and Nicholas Grennell as Abanazer, the show will also introduce audiences to West End talent Julian Capolei as Aladdin and Suzie Seweify as Princess Jasmine. Meanwhile, Daryn Crosbie is back to direct.
This panto version of Aladdin is arriving hot on the heels of the Disney live-action adaptation of the story which was released last summer. Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith as the genie, the film grossed over $1 billion dollars worldwide.
Tickets for the panto cost from €19.50, including the booking fee and restoration levy. They can be bought in person at the Gaiety Theatre box office and at Ticketmaster outlets, over the phone by calling 08 18 719 388 and online by visiting Ticketmaster.ie.
Meanwhile, read Travel Ireland’s interview with star Suzie Seweify here.