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Aladdin panto cast undergo magic transformation ahead of Theatre Royal opening

PUBLISHED: 10:56 07 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:56 07 December 2018

The cast of Aladdin Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

The cast of Aladdin Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

2018

The cast of this year’s Aladdin pantomime are almost ready to transport audiences to Agrabah as dress rehearsals get underway.

The show is set to open at Norwich Theatre Royal on Wednesday, December 12 and stars Rik Makarem as Abanazar, best known for playing Nikhil Sharma in Emmerdale, Channel 5’s Milkshake! presenter Kiera-Nicole Brennan as the Genie and Steven Roberts from Hollyoaks as Aladdin.

Rehearsals are in full swing for the production and have been taking place over the last few weeks at the Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society, near Dereham Road.

Richard Gauntlett, director and Widow Twankey, said: “It’s always exciting when you get onto the stage and you see all the new set, the costumes and all the effects.

“We’re really pleased with how it is all coming together and can’t wait to get our first audiences in next week to start the festive fun.”

Rik Makaren as Abanazar and Kiera-Nicole Brennan as the Genie Credit: Simon Finlay PhotographyRik Makaren as Abanazar and Kiera-Nicole Brennan as the Genie Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

Aladdin is at Norwich Theatre Royal from December 12 to January 13 and you can purchase tickets at the box office, online or by phone on 01603 630000.

Kiera-Nicole Brennan as the Genie, Steven Roberts as Aladdin and Anna Hannides as Princess Willow Credit: Simon Finlay PhotographyKiera-Nicole Brennan as the Genie, Steven Roberts as Aladdin and Anna Hannides as Princess Willow Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

Ben Langley as Wishee Washee, Richard Gauntlett as Widow Twankey and Steven Roberts as Aladdin Credit: Simon Finlay PhotographyBen Langley as Wishee Washee, Richard Gauntlett as Widow Twankey and Steven Roberts as Aladdin Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

Alexander Delamere as The Emperor and Anna Hannides as Princess Willow Credit: Simon Finlay PhotographyAlexander Delamere as The Emperor and Anna Hannides as Princess Willow Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

The Nodgekin Townsfolk Credit: Simon Finlay PhotographyThe Nodgekin Townsfolk Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

The Policemen Credit: Simon Finlay PhotographyThe Policemen Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

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