Aladdin King’s Lynn Panto Cast Announcement
Let the Genie grant your wish and join us for another magical pantomime at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, from the team behind last year’s production of Sleeping Beauty, Jordan Productions.
We are pleased to announce 5 of our fabulous cast starting with the return of Ian Marr as Dame Widow Twankey, who will once again team up for a hilarious double act with Scott Cripps as Wishee Washee. West End performer Lisa Mathieson will play the title role of Aladdin and Britain’s Got Talent star’s Twist and Pulse, join the cast as PC’s Hip & Hop.
West Norfolk’s favourite Dame, Ian Marr, this year as Dame Widow Twankey and our much loved funny man Scott Cripps as Wishee Washee. This is Ian’s 18th Christmas in panto around the UK and his 10th Anniversary performing in King’s Lynn! Ian’s other credits include: Pitlochry 2017 season in High Society, The Ruling Class, Mary Rose and People; Mr Kirkby in That Day We Sang (Victoria Wood); Downton Abbey (ITV); Waking the Dead (BBC); Alan Gregg/The Doctor in Shadowlands (National Tour) to name but a few!
This will be Scott’s 7th panto performance here at King’s Lynn his West End theatre credits include Billy Elliott; Murdoch in Titanic; Sweeney Todd; Pirates of Penzance; Peter Pan and Doctor Dolittle. He has also toured with productions of Jesus Christ Superstar; Amos in Whistle Down the Wind, High Society; Willard in Footloose, Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. You can also see him on the big screen as an inmate in Paddington 2 dancing alongside Hugh Grant!
A warm King’s Lynn welcome to Lisa Mathieson – trained at the Arts Educational Schools London where she graduated with a BA(Hons) Degree in Musical Theatre. Lisa was recently in the original cast of Tim Minchin‘s Olivier Award winning musical, Groundhog Day at The Old Vic. She was Dance Captain in the UK Tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and was also in the Original West End Cast at the Savoy Theatre, London. She has stared in the West End production of Love Never Dies, Gotta Sing Gotta Dance, We Will Rock You, amongst many more and has played Aladdin in Aladdin in the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne and The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering so she has oodles of experience for this role!
Twist & Pulse – Born and bred South Londoners, Ashley Glazebrook (Twist) and Glen Murphy (Pulse), met at the renowned Brits School of Performing Arts. They achieved 2nd place on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent (2010), managing to win over both the public and Simon Cowell and his formidable team, with their talent and charm!
Later, they made celebrated return to the top-rated show with their own dance company. Their journey since BGT has been a whirlwind! Not content with just winning over the UK, they have performed worldwide including taking the role of celebrity judges on Chinas biggest streetdance TV show on CCTV5 with a viewership of 400,000,000 people! Fast gaining attention as sought after creatives, in 2018, they won the BEST Choreography award at the coveted ‘Great British Pantomime Awards’, and we are pleased to announce they will be choreographing Aladdin for us this year.
They have also had online success which has accumulated them a huge following as well as leading them to choreograph and create work for some of the biggest brands in the world including: Samsung, Cadburys, Warner Bros, Lionsgate, DC Comics, Mars, Kelloggs, EE, Canon, McDonalds, Lego, Sky One, Red Bull, Sennheiser and more!
Our Magical carpet ride begins on Tuesday 10 December through until Sunday 5 January. Once again, we promise a spectacular show full of music, fun, laughter, stunning special effects and plenty of surprises along the way!
Aladdin is at the Alive King’s Lynn Corn Exchange from Tuesday 10 December 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020.
Don’t miss out, book now at www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk or call 01553 764864 – but do it quick, as the early bird offer finishes on Sunday 30 June make your family’s wishes come true!
The pantomime is once again kindly sponsored by J & K Glass & Glazing and is in association with KLFM, we would like to thank them both for their continued support.