Aladdin at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Live music, songs, dancing and festive magic are coming to the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough in a family favourite Aladdin.

Running throughout December and into the New Year, the traditional story is given a modern twist in a new musical play written by Andrew Pollard and directed by the theatre’s artistic director Chris Monks.

Paul Ryan as Mrs Darzi in Aladdin

Paul Ryan as Mrs Darzi in Aladdin

The fantasy tale takes the audience on a whirlwind adventure from Norway and the shadow of the Northern Lights to the highs and lows of city life in Kashgar.

Follow Aladdin and Princess Badroulbadour as they try to stop Sven Gali – Norway’s answer to Simon Cowell – on his quest for the Mythical Magic Lamp.

“There’s magic, comedy, a versatile and multi-talented cast who will not only sing and act but play all the music too, and 16 local young performers,” said Chris.

“Everyone can enjoy this Aladdin - expect pantomimic elements, lots of well-known chart tunes, past and present, some marvellous singing and musicianship not to mention two appearing and disappearing genies, a magic lamp and flying carpet. We’re bringing Scarborough a show to remember.”

Aladdin has a cast of seven actor/musicians. Paul Ryan returns following summer productions of Screenplay and as Mrs Bouncer in Cox and Box – Mrs Bouncer’s Legacy. He’ll be gender swapping again, this time as Aladdin’s mum, Mrs Darzi. Scarborough-born actor Andy Cryer, seen earlier this year in the sell-out run of The Last Train To Scarborough, plays Mr Ghobad, the business tycoon of Kashgar.

Aladdin can be seen at the Stephen Joseph Theatre until Sunday January 3.

Tickets from the Box Office on 01723 370541.