Our panto starts with the evil Abanazer in Egypt trying to summon the slave of the ring, to find out where the lamp is hidden that contains the all powerful Genie; the only one powerful enough to make Abanazer lord and ruler of everything. Forced to tell, but resisting enough to not give the exact location, the slave tells Abanazer to head to Peking and find the lad described as a ‘diamond in the rough’.
In Peking itself Abanazer finds that Aladdin is the one he seeks, and that he is the son of Widow Twankey - owner of the finest laundry in all of Peking. And coincidentally the only laundry in all of Peking! Aladdin is have a few troubles, having just fallen in love with the Princess Jasmine, the same one who’s Emperor father has decreed and person who even looks at her shall have his head cut of. A bit harsh but he is Emperor after all, and she is a bit gorgeous. Even the police chief assigned to protect her agrees with that. When he’s able to keep his team of silent, invisible and deadly ninjas under control that is! Err, aren’t ninjas Japanese? Hey, its panto – anything can happen (Oh no it can’t! Oh yes it can! And it will!). Anyway, as if Aladdin didn’t already have enough on his plate, Abanazer tricks him into an errand involving a very dark cave and some unpleasant creatures.
Meanwhile poor Wishee Washee is left folding pillow cases and trying to kiss girls. Both pretty unsuccessfully. Widow Twankey is trying to kiss Abanazer (the one time you will feel genuinely sorry for him!) and also our police chief. Well, she is an eligible batchelorette – the clue is in the name: WIDOW Twankey. Just don’t ask what happened to her husbands.
Well, you can tell there’s quite a lot happening, plus a lot more that we haven’t even started on here, and we’re not going to give it all away here! So come along on any of Thursday 16, Friday 17 or Saturday 18 February before 7pm to see the whole story and show, or come along on the Saturday for a 2pm matinee show. Tickets are £5 for adults, £2.50 for children, bought in advance from Vine Books in Cheriton Place, Folkestone or by emailing us via info@StageOne.org.uk. Tickets bought on the door are £6 / £3. Proceeds will be given to Macmillan Cancer Support, who we think are a very worthy beneficiary. Don’t miss the show – you will miss out.