Aladdin Review

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In this year’s pantomime, Aladdin granted all the wishes for a fantastic pantomime filled with laughs, jaw-dropping musical numbers and a real flying carpet.  

The song and dance numbers were performed by a highly talented ensemble that was always hilarious. With Aladdin-style versions of “It’s Raining Men” and “Bang Bang”, the songs are stunning with incredible choreography while having hilarious lyrics. 

Alan McHugh as Widow Twankey and Jordon Young as Aladdin quickly stole the show; their trademark use of local town names as well as their constant breaking of the fourth wall had the audience continually laughing. The duo always bounced off the other, jabbing lightly at one and other while making it look incredibly easy.  

It was even better when they roped Jimmy Osmond in on the jokes. The youngest Osmond played the panto’s baddy Abanazar and made him incredibly boo-able. He was a fantastic addition to the cast; delighting the audience with a melody of Osmond hits while also making them howl with laughter when he attempts the Aberdeen Dialect but messes up it.  

Westhill-born Lisa Anne Wood also joined the panto as Princess Jasmine who not only sang amazingly but also portrayed a feisty princess who ends up saving the day. 

The festive show is filled with warmth, laughter and even a few surprises as even Elaine C Smith makes an appearance providing the voice of the Genie. You could not wish for anything better at this pantomime. 

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