ALADDIN

Memorial Court Theatre - Northwich

Christmas 2017 saw Vicki star as Sophia, Slave of the Ring in Aladdin for Anton Benson Productions Ltd at Northwich Memorial Court Theatre in Cheshire. An energetic and modern approach to this much loved panto classic ensured there was something for all ages to enjoy. There’s no denying the audiences loved the on-stage chemistry between villain Abanazar aka Charlie Lawson and his side-kick Sophia whose frequent references to the roles that made them famous in Allo Allo and Coronation St, did much to add to the success of the show, along with some madcap exchanges between Wishee Washee (Ryan Greaves) and Widow Twankey (Steve Moorewood). In his panto debut as Aladdin, Ronan Parke delighted with his vocal contributions while Georgie Jackson and Katy Oliver brought their own unique additions to their time honoured roles as Princess Jasmine and the Genie of the Lamp. 

Character Analysis

Aladdin

This was a delightfully ditsy, high-energy portrayal with some unexpected surprises along the way including some beautifully timed comic dance routines. A fresh new approach to the traditional, with flashes of the mischievous and much loved Yvette Carte Blanche thrown in for good measure. 

Director

Ryan Greaves

Cast

Slave of the Ring – Vicki Michelle

Abanazar – Charles Lawson

Aladdin – Ronan Parke

Wishee Washee – Ryan Greaves

Widow Twankey – Steve Moorewood

Georgie Jackson – Princess Jasmine

Katy Oliver – Genie of the Lamp 

Local Press

Online review - We are Chester

“… Naturally, the audience start to boo and hiss as evil Abanazar (Charlie Lawson) and his side-kick the Slave of the Ring (Vicki Michelle) take to the stage and you can’t help but chuckle at the Allo Allo and Coronation Street references that had been weaved into the script and the characters played to these extremely well.

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