For their 33rd annual production, Portlaoise Panto are bringing ‘Aladdin’ to the Dunamaise Arts Centre from January 21 to 28.
This year’s production will feature the usual little twists and turns here and there, with a visit or two to some eerie and scary places, foreign parts and even with some animal encounters, some strange characters and also some happy places, with a few surprises along the way.
As in previous years, with their reputation for hugely entertaining productions of song, dance, comedy and laughter for all ages, this year would be no exception.
Among the main cast, Aladdin is played by Patrick Raimi, Princess Jasmine is Ciara Finlay, Sultan Pepper Noel Tuohy, Lady Googoo is Lynda Byrne, Hokay is Rory Chadwick, Kokay is Charlene Ireland Duff, Widow Twankey is Damian Halpin, Hoozee is Christy Bannon, Abanazar is played by Joan White, Michelle is Ciara Dollard, and Obamara is Sophie Corder.
The production also features a superb chorus, with senior and, junior dancers all contributing in no small way to the continuity of the actions.
The director is Paul Norton, with musical director Niall Mulpeter, and choreographer Paula Byrne.
There will also be a matinee shows at 2.30 on Saturday 21/28 and Sunday 22.
Tickets are now available and early booking is advised as this event sells out.