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Cheadle CATS present Aladdin and his Magic Lamp

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: February 14, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • Abanazar (Dan Ede), Dame Widow Twankey (Ian Wood), Wishee Washee (Jason Greenwood), Aladdin (Caroline Stokes) and Princess Lotus Blossom (Michelle Plant).

  • Aladdin (Caroline Stokes) and Princess Lotus Blossom (Michelle Plant).

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IT'S Panto time again in Cheadle – oh yes it is!

For many years the audiences of Cheadle and the Staffordshire Moorlands have been treated to and annual C.A.T.S. (Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society) pantomime.

The C.A.T.S. 2014 pantomime is 'Aladdin and his Magic Lamp,' written and directed by award winning director Alan R Price.

Alan has written and directed many pantomimes over the years for C.A.T.S. Although he has taken a break for the last few years, However, he is back this year with a spectacular pantomime which is set to please and delight.

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As in previous productions, Alan will be staging a truly traditional pantomime, complete with colourful scenery, outrageous costumes, plenty of fun and laughter, together with a generous sprinkling of audience participation.

Following the traditional story, Aladdin lives with his mother, Widow Twankey in Old Peking. Aladdin goes in search of a Magic Lamp, which he hopes will make him his fortune, overcome evil and win the heart of the beautiful Princess Lotus Blossom.

Alan has also written in plenty of extra characters,

C.A.T.S. is always proud to put on traditional pantomimes, using a male as a Dame and a female as Principal Boy.

Alan has included many crowd-pleasing features into the pantomime, including a traditional magical flying carpet scene which will amaze the audience, complete with a jaw dropping ultra violet scene.

'Aladdin and his Magic Lamp' will be performed at The Cheadle Community Theatre, The Cheadle Academy, Station Road, Cheadle, from Wednesday, February 19, until Saturday, February 22, at 7pm.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £7 for adults and £5 for concessions. Tickets are available from Cheadle Dry Cleaners, Crafty Urchins, Nusyte Opticians and Something Special (all in the High Street, Cheadle.)

Visit C.A.T.S. website at www.cheadle-cats.org.uk or call Secretary Jenny Price on 01538 751173 for more details.

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