by Jack Northcott
Aladdin dreams of a time when he could meet Princess Jasmine and has his chance when the grumpy Emperor Sing-Lo orders that he becomes a cleaner at the royal palace if his family is to remain in their home. Meanwhile the evil Egyptian sorcerer Abanaza has other plans for Aladdin and tricks him into opening the cave of wonders. Luckily, Aladdin has Su Shi to guide him and The Genie of the Lamp who help him win Princess Jasmine’s love and defeat Abanaza and his Mummy. With hilarious comedy support from Widow Twankey, Fu Fu the kung-fu panda, Hong, Kong and a spectacular chorus, this modern pantomime script has everything you’d expect from Aladdin and more!
Aladdin – Poor boy who lives in old Beijing
Widow Twankey – Aladdin’s mother & owner of Mun Chin Takeaway
Wishee Washee = Aladdin’s brother and village idiot
Fu fu – The Twankeys’ pet Panda
Emperor Sing Lo – Emper0r of all of China
Princess Jasmine – The Emperor’s Daughter
So Shy – Princess Jasmine’s anxious maid
Hong – Comedy police inspector
Kong – Comedy police sergeant
Abanaza – Evil Sorcerer
Genie Gang Nam – Genie of the lamp
Su Shi – Spirit of the ring
Mummy = Abanaza’s mother
Chorus of Residents of Beijing, Servants at the Palace, Cave Dwellers & Ancient Egyptian Dancers
As always in Pantomime, genders are ambiguous and this is no exception. Particularly Aladdin, Hong, Kong, Wishee-Washee, Fu-fu, Emporer Sing Lo (or Sing Hi if female), Genie Gang Nam and Su Shi could be played by either a male or female but the gender of their character must remain the same.
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