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Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3HP

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Ended 8 Jan 2017 after 30 days

Be careful what you wish for....

Closed 8 Jan 2017


Everyone's favourite street scamp Aladdin heads to the Manchester Opera House this Christmas for a pantomime extravaganza. Don't miss this impressive telling of the classic (and hilarious) tale, with stunning sets, song and dance numbers and a live band!

With beloved local stage and screen star John Thompson in the helm as bad guy Abanazar, Loose Woman Sherri Hewson as the Genie and A1's Ben Adams as the titular hero we can guess it's going to be a magic carpet ride to remember for all the family.

Wait, what happens in Aladdin?

Aladdin and his mum, the larger than life laundress Widow Twanky live in poverty, not helped by Aladdin's work shy attitude to the daily grind. When nefarious local villain Abanazar offers the lad a magic ring in return for a favour, he accepts, excited for an adventure. Heading into the spooky Cave of Wonders to collect a lamp for Abanazar, he soon realises that perhaps his benefactor's motives are a bit evil. Trapped in the cave, he rubs his hands together in frustration, inadvertently summoning the inhabitant inside his ring, only a ruddy Genie! Now granted three wishes, can Aladdin escape the cave and get his revenge on Abanazar? What about that Princess Jasmine he wants to get off with? Head on down to find out!

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Opening night: 9 December 2016

Closing night: 8 January 2017

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December 30th 13:00 performance will be a relaxed performance


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