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Magical pantomime pulls in record sales

Aladdin - Devonshire Park Theatre - 13 December 2013Genie of The Ring - Hannah LevaneAbanazaar - Shaun WilliamsonPC Pong - Adam ShoreyAladdin - Charlene FordWishee-Washee - TuckerWidow Twankey - Martyn KnightEmperor - Richard PocockPrincess So-Shi - Lucie DownerGenie of the Lamp - CG FraserWritten and Directed by Chris Jordan

Aladdin - Devonshire Park Theatre - 13 December 2013Genie of The Ring - Hannah LevaneAbanazaar - Shaun WilliamsonPC Pong - Adam ShoreyAladdin - Charlene FordWishee-Washee - TuckerWidow Twankey - Martyn KnightEmperor - Richard PocockPrincess So-Shi - Lucie DownerGenie of the Lamp - CG FraserWritten and Directed by Chris Jordan

The biggest selling pantomime in years has made a box office wish come true for Eastbourne Theatres this year.

Ticket sales for the family pantomime Aladdin at the Devonshire Park Theatre, have already smashed expectations and the show looks set to be the biggest success story ever.

Theatres general manager Gavin Davis said, “This is proving to be one of the busiest pantomimes we have ever seen and we even increased our sales target after the first week the show was open.

“Audiences and critics have loved the show and it’s great to see everyone smiling when they come out of the pantomime, it’s a real feel-great time to be working in theatre”.

Aladdin has already sold well over 2,300 more tickets than they had at the same time for last year’s record-breaking show.

The magical mix of EastEnders and Extras star Sean Williamson’s natural comedy and amazingly powerful singing voice in the role of the dastardly Abanazaar, and the rapport between local funny-man Tucker and Martyn Knight as Widow Twankey, added to the strong casting of Charlene Ford as Aladdin and Lucie Downer as Princess So-Shi is wowing audiences young and old alike.

Mr Davis said, “Eastbourne is famed for producing the best pantomime on the South Coast and the show, which is written, directed and produced by the Theatres is the undoubted highlight of the theatre calendar.”

The team has brought the last 12 pantomimes to the Devonshire Park Theatre, with plans already afoot for next year’s show - Beauty and the Beast – which has already sold more than 1,000 tickets.

Tickets are still available for most performances, but the advice is to book now to save disappoint.

Aladdin is at the Devonshire Park Theatre until January 12. Tickets from just £14, no booking fee and free parking after 6pm.

Performance times vary, call the box office on 01323 412000 for tickets and full programme timings or book online at www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

 

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