Big fun with stellar cast

Christopher Biggins stars in Aladdin
Christopher Biggins stars in Aladdin

Don’t miss out on your chance to see a stellar cast tread the boards at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal this Christmas in the eagerly-awaited panto production Aladdin.

Leading the cast is Christopher Biggins, in the role of Widow Twankey.

Christopher has previously entertained pantomime audiences in Nottingham in Aladdin at the Theatre Royal in 2006.

He has enjoyed a hugely successful career in television, film and theatre. His countless TV appearances include being crowned King of the Jungle on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, winner of Celebrity Come Dine with Me on Channel 4 as well as making regular appearances on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

Pop sensation Simon Webbe makes his pantomime debut in Nottingham in the title role of Aladdin. Simon is best known for being a member of the chart-topping boy band Blue. Simon’s career has also seen him take to the West End stage in Sister Act the Musical, alongside Sheila Hancock and Whoopi Goldberg.

He has made numerous television appearances including Strictly Come Dancing, where he was a runner-up in the 2014 series; has endured a stint in the Australian jungle in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!

Nottingham pantomime stalwart and funny man Ben Nickless returns for his third consecutive pantomime at the Theatre Royal. Ben’s talent has seen him become a firm favourite.

Tickets to see the production, which runs from December 5-January 10, are available on 0115 9895555.

Jonathan Kiley, executive producer of Aladdin, said: “Following a record-breaking show last Christmas, we couldn’t wish for a more talented headline cast for this year’s Theatre Royal panto.”

Robert Sanderson, managing director of the Theatre Royal Nottingham said: “Aladdin will be a landmark pantomime for us as it will signify a century and a half of Christmas productions here at the Theatre Royal. For 150 years, families have been coming generation after generation to see their favourite stars in pantomime. I’m delighted that we have a star of Christopher Biggins’s calibre to lead such a talented cast for this very special anniversary year. It’s going to feel like a pantomime crossed with an enormous birthday party – oh, yes it is!”

Aladdin is staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer. Packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients of comedy in abundance, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes, plenty of boos and hisses and an Aladdin’s cave full of surprises, hop onto your magic carpet and get your tickets today for this spectacular pantomime. If you ask your genie for just one thing this year, make it a trip to see Aladdin!