Updating of the old "Aladdin" Arabian Nights tale, as a teenager in modern-day Miami finds a magic lantern and out pops a genie, who's been asleep for 200 years and in his gratitude grants the boy several wishes.
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Adam Green's "Aladdin" is a hyper-sensory, poetic, and humorously modern take on the Arabian Nights Classic tale. Revolving around Aladdin's dysfunctional family, who live in an "average" ... See full summary »
I am from old Egypt, land of the pyramids, home of the Sphinx and that funny dance where your hands go flat.
I am the finest magician in Old Egypt... alright, I am the only magician in Old Egypt, I killed the others, but I am damn good!
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I really enjoyed this pantomime. I thought all the actors were brilliant. Of all the ITV pantomimes shown I think this one is the best. I had it on video for a while a couple of years ago but my mum taped over it. It was on again this Christmas though and I thought it was great again.
I also thought that the singing was really good, it's quite hard to find people who can sing AND act these days. All the actors stayed in character well. The only thing I missed was the part where the children come on stage, unlike normal pantomimes this doesn't happen.
The writer has done extremely well to keep the traditional storyline but make it all funny. Watch out for a very funny scene between Paul Merton and Julian Clary. Anyway, all in all one of the best pantomimes I've seen (except Snow White at Woking this year and Cindarella at Woking a few years ago).
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