Just announced! This year’s magical Christmas pantomime cast will make Aladdin a real dream of a festive family show at Blackpool Grand Theatre!

Take a magic carpet ride and fly to Blackpool Grand Theatre for the Christmas pantomime!

The all-star lineup is now announced for The Grand’s fun-packed family panto ALADDIN this December and it’s a real cracker of a cast!

TV soap sensation and West End favourite Tom Lister (Emmerdale’s Carl King) will star as the wonderfully wicked magician Abanazar in this year’s enchanting tale of magic, mayhem and misunderstandings and he is thrilled to be joining Britain’s Got Talent finalist and panto family favourite Steve Royle live on the Grand Theatre’s famous stage once again.

This dream double act will be joined by top stage actor Ben Harlow as Widow Twankey and K-pop superstar Moo Yi Kim as the beautiful Princess Jasmine, along with ever popular stage performers Mervin Noronha as Aladdin, Liam Morris as the Genie, Amy Perry as Spirit of The Ring and Michael Robert-Lowe as the Emperor. What a treasure trove of top theatre talent!

Tickets are already flying out with some performances from Friday 1 December to Monday 1 January already offering limited availability…

The fabulous family Christmas pantomime at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre is always a laugh-a-minute extravaganza with stunning sets, top musical hits, amazing costumes and exciting special effects to keep audiences both young and old entertained!  This year’s Aladdin is truly one festive treat for all the family you won’t want to miss!

Join our hero Aladdin, his mother Widow Twankey and his madcap brother Wishee Washee as they embark on a magical adventure and try to defeat the evil Abanazar and his plan to become master of the world. With help from the Genie of The Lamp and the Spirit Of The Ring. Will Aladdin save the day, will he marry the beautiful Princess Jasmine? Will the Genie be freed? There’s only one way to find out… fly to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre and come to see Aladdin, Blackpool’s No.1 Pantomime!

Aladdin is presented by Martin Dodd for UK Productions Ltd, who has presented the Christmas pantomime at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre since 1996. Other productions presented at The Grand by UK Productions include Legally Blonde the Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast The Musical, The Kite Runner, 42nd Street, South Pacific, Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Anything Goes.

Pantomime Producer Martin Dodd said: “I couldn’t be more delighted that we have been able to reunite Tom Lister with the inimitable Steve Royle for what promises to be another laughtastic pantomime. We have a fabulous cast and we all can’t wait to get started making pantomime magic at The Grand once again.”

Blackpool Grand Theatre Head of Audience, Marketing & Sales, Andrew Howard, said: “What an incredible cast we have for this year’s pantomime! It’s almost as if we had all our greatest wishes granted at once! Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out on all the festive fun at The Grand Christmas pantomime. It’s THE show to see this December.”

Don’t forget – there’s also a ‘Chilled Performance’ (Relaxed) of Aladdin on Thursday 28 December as part of The Grand’s ongoing commitment to accessibility with all tickets at £20. There’s no need to be worried about making a noise, leaving and returning to your seat or accessing the toilets at any time during this special show, and there will be a chill-out space for patrons who may need a little time away from the fun. There will also be a few technical adjustments made to the performance, which include removing loud bangs, flashes and flashing lights, but without removing any of the fun!

Join us for the greatest magical Christmas pantomime ever told with a spectacular all-star cast!

Book your seats now and get star spotting!

Aladdin is at Blackpool Grand Theatre from Friday 1 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024 with matinee and evening performances starring Tom Lister (Emmerdale) as Abanazar; Steve Royle (Britain’s Got Talent) as Wishee Washee; Ben Harlow as Widow Twankey; Moo Yi Kim as Princess Jasmine; Mervin Noronha as Aladdin; Liam Morris as the Genie; Amy Perry as Spirit of The Ring and Michael Robert-Lowe as the Emperor.

  • Accessible performances will also be available, with an extra special relaxed pantomime performance on Thu 28 Dec at 5pm.

Tickets are already selling fast with some performances already offering limited availability.

Please call the Box Office on 01253 290190 or visit www.BlackpoolGrand.co.uk for bookings and further information. Tickets from £15. Family tickets, group and school rates available.


Aladdin pantomime

Grand Theatre, 33 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HT

Fri 1 Dec 2023 to Mon 1 Jan 2024

Chilled Performance – Thu 28 Dec at 5pm

Box Office 01253 290 190


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