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BACKSTAGE ALADDIN

Aladdin  | January 2024

Need more information about our spectacular 2024 panto? you have come to the right place! This page should have all the info you need, along with photos and videos of this spectacular production and maybe some sneak peaks Behind the scenes

Costumes for the 2024 production of Aladdin were created and supplied by  mollylimpets.com

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Elle Watson and Adam Feltham

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTORS

Welcome to the magical, musical, and mischievous pantomime adventure of Aladdin!

 

Aladdin is a classic pantomime packed with enough jokes, slapstick, and silly songs to keep the whole family roaring with laughter. But Aladdin is more than just silly fun. It’s a story about the power of dreams, the importance of standing up for what you believe in, and the magic that can happen when we work together. 

 

These are themes which especially resonate with us this year as we had some uncertainty about being able to produce a show at all - but we were determined that traditional, family pantomime in Eastleigh must go on! After a bit of a frantic start, we now are extremely proud of the show we are bringing you - all down to the dedication and hard work of our talented cast & crew.

 

As always, we are proud to be supporting Mountbatten Hampshire who are a charity that provides 24/7 inpatient and community domiciliary and palliative end-of-life care services to people across Southampton City and large parts of Hampshire. We have a very personal connection to Mountbatten Hampshire as Mountbatten Players was formed 35 years ago by some of the medical staff (including our fabulous Honorary Artistic Director Peter Pitcher) and we still rehearse in the hospice to this day!

 

So come join us on this whirlwind adventure. Sing along to the catchy tunes, cheer for the hero, boo the villain, and help us raise money for a truly worthy cause. We promise you a show full of laughter, music, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Cast and Ensemble

CAST

Madeleine Bolton and Elle Watson

Molly Lancaster

Stephen Fenerty

Helen Wood

Martin Anderson

Catherine Wooldridge

Adam Feltham

Mary-Rose Finden

Felicity Farrell

Josh Stockton

Owen Hawes

Paul Jones

Paul Young

Aladdin

Princess Jasmine

Widow Twankey

Wishee

Abanazar

Genie of the Lamp

Prince Vincent the Vain

The Empress

Dalia, The Princess' Best Friend

Sergeant Chaz

PC Dave

Spirit of the Cave and The Baker

Executioner

ENSEMBLE

Gemma Clark, Liam Cooper, Demi-Rose Godden, Layla Hounsome, Paul Jones,  Kiera Loader, Emily-Rose Mould, Beth Passells, Lou Sutton, Dan Swaine,  Catherine Wooldridge, Paul Young,

We extend our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery to Madeleine Bolton, who should be with us on stage as Aladdin but is unwell. We also send a massive thank you to Elle Watson who stepped in to play Aladdin just hours before the start of our Friday performance.

The Band

MOUNTBATTEN PLAYERS SHOWBAND

Musical Director and Keys     

Drums

Bass    

Guitar 

Reeds 

Saxophone Reeds      

Trumpet

Adam Blosse

Lucy Uttley

James Ashdown

Max Copsey

Joanne Price

Mike Porter

Jehan Hunter

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Production Team

Written by Adam Feltham and Directed by Adam Feltham and Elle Watson

Adam Blosse

Elle Watson

Paul Young

Will Evans

Saxon Hutchman and Rob Griffiths

Colin Prior

Charles Richardson and Thomas Price

David Buss

Dorothy Branfoot

David Buss

Beth Passsells

Sally Woods & friends of Mountbatten Players

Peter Pitcher

Julie Jones, and Suzanne Longhurst

Huw Jones

Musical director

Choreographer

Production support

Lighting design and programming

Lighting assistant

Sound design and production

Sound assistants

Technical stage manager

Deputy stage manager

Special effects designer

Props

Front of House

Costumes       

Dressers and costume support

Camera and video production

Stage crew: Deanna Earley, Mike Thompson, Ali Thompson, David Ashby, , Olivia Beckett, Kirsten Hollands, John Wood, Rhiannon Wood, Miles Wood, Jake Johnson, Kevan Longhurst, Jason Rule, Simon Young, Suzanne Longhurst

A BIG thank you to the technical team at THE POINT EASTLEIGH who have pulled out all of the stops for us this year 

Synopsis of Scenes

ACT I

 

Scene 1

Scene 2

Scene 3

Scene 4

Scene 5

Scene 6

Scene 7

Scene 8

Scene 9

Prologue

The Market Square

The Palace Gardens

Inside Twankey’s Laundry

Princess Jasmin’s Boudoir

The Market Square

On The Way to The Cave of Wonders

Entrance to The Cave of Wonders

Inside The Cave of Wonders

ACT II

 

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Scene 3

Scene 4

Scene 5

Scene 6

Scene 7

Scene 8

Scene 9

Scene 10

The Market Square

The Palace Gardens

The Palace Gardens

Inside the Palace

The Palace Gardens at night

The Mountain Path

Thousands of miles away – a Desert Island

The Palace Ballroom

In the Castle Grounds

The Wedding - Finale

ALADDIN IN REHREASAL

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Cast Gallery

There may be no better way to communicate what we do than through images. These are some of the wonderful people behind Aladdin 2024