It’s panto-time for Players

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With a rub of a lamp – and weeks of rehearsals the Queen Street Players are preparing to present their next pantomime, Aladdin.

The drama group is being directed in its efforts for the third time by Louise Atkinson.

The Queen Street Players panto, Aladdin

The Queen Street Players panto, Aladdin

“I’d never done panto before becoming part of the Players – it’s so different to anything else.

“Panto has a bit of everything from drama to musical theatre,” said Louise whose 13-year-old grandson James Linley is in the show.

She has picked music from ranging from gangnam style to Tony Christie and Village People to Rodgers and Hammerstein.

A cast of 20 is led by Robin Newman as Widow Twankee, Becky Marshall as Aladdin, and Daniel Alexander as Wishee Washee.

Fairy Liquid is played by Pauline Newman, Fairy Nuff by Angela Bloom and the Genie by Daniel’s son Paul.

Baddie Abanazar is played by Richard Thompson and producer Allan Dunnginton plays Low Willey.

Aladdin runs at the Queen Street Methodist Centra Hall from Tuesday February 19 to Friday February 22.

Show times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm and Thursday at 6pm.

Tickets are adults £5, children £4 and a family ticket, two adults and two children, £15.

These can be bought in 
advance by phoning Sheena on Scarborough 01723