Aladdin souped-up with a dash of Sinbad in an Arabian Nights themed extravaganza.
This beautifully crafted show adds elements of the tale of Sinbad to the traditional story of Aladdin. The result is a bumper pantomime, offering parts for two principal boys and two genies – the slave of the lamp and the slave of the ring, as well as many other good roles for both male and female actors. Widow Twankee gets up to her usual mischief as manageress of Chinese laundry – not so ably assisted by slopper-out Wishee-Washee, while the beautiful and feisty Princess Jasmine steals Aladdin’s heart and risks the wrath of her father, the Sultan Ming the Mirthless and her ghastly mother, Sultana No-Lo-Fat. The terrifying magician Abanazar, meanwhile, proves a formidable rival for Jasmine’s hand in marriage.
Provision is made in the script for the inclusion of nine musical numbers, plus three dance routines. More musical numbers could easily be incorporated.