Aladdin brings panto magic to Hornchurch

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Panto is back in Hornchurch for 2021! Oh yes it is! Christmas is coming and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has announced the cast and creative team for the much-loved traditional pantomime Aladdin, playing fromNovember 25 – January 2.

Hop aboard a magical carpet ride to a far-away land. Join the adventure as Aladdin falls in love with the princess, discovers an enchanted lamp and with his hilarious mum Betty Bagwash and a mysterious genie sets out to make a fortune.

But hiding in the shadows is the evil Sven Gali, who will stop at nothing to get his hands on that lamp…boo! Hiss!

The cast consists of Miiya Alexander, Dominic Gee-Burch, Stacey Ghent, Lucy Keirl, Elliot McKenzie, Emma Jane Morton, Aaron Teoh and Alex Wadham.

With original tunes played live and plenty of panto antics, this is a laugh-out-loud Christmas treat not to be missed.

Aladdin is written by Andrew Pollard, directed by Douglas Rintoul, with original music and lyrics by Tom Self and choreography by Ryan Munroe.

Douglas Rintoul, the theatre’s artistic director, said: “We’re really excited to be bringing panto back. Our lovingly made production of Aladdin is going to be one to remember. It’s full of music, dancing, spectacle, great sets and costumes, and of course lots of jokes.

“It features a tip-top cast that can’t wait to bring this traditional story to life and make this a very special return to Christmas at the Queen’s Theatre.”

The theatre is offering several access performances; a dementia friendly performance on Thursday December 16 at 1.30pm, an audio described performance on Thursday December 30 at 2pm and a Relaxed (SEN/Autism Friendly) performance on Saturday January 1 at 6.30pm.

Tickets are £12.50 – £34 (plus 65p QRenew Fee per ticket) with discounts for groups and schools.

To book, call the box office on 01708 443333, visit the theatre in person, or go online at:

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch would like to thank their principal sponsor McDonalds Romford along with media partner Time FM.


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