BAFTA-winning comedienne, writer and actress Jo Brand was joined by fellow cast members, Matthew Kelly, Flawless, Oliver Thornton and David Bedella for an exclusive press launch on Monday 9 September at Po Na Na, Wimbledon. This was the perfect venue for the event with its Arabian decor matching the theme of this year’s Aladdin!
Over 15 photographers attended the launch and captured the stars in their full, vibrant and sparkling costumes. This was the first time the cast have got together and they were thrilled to meet each other. We are very excited to welcome this ground-breaking cast to Wimbledon following the fabulous, fun filled launch.
Jo Brand will be making her pantomime debut as the Genie of the Ring. Jo will be joined by Street Dancers Flawless as the Peking Police Force, and Olivier Award winning actor and television presenter Matthew Kelly as Widow Twanky. Oliver Thornton (Priscilla Queen Of the Desert, Starlight Express, The Rocky Horror Show) will play the title role of Aladdin, and Olivier Award winning actor David Bedella (Jerry Springer - The Opera, The Rocky Horror Show) will play Abanazar.
As the ‘Home of London Pantomime’, we are expecting this year to be the best one yet! With a talented cast, stunning sets, glittering costumes, wonderful songs and dazzling dancing, Aladdin will not disappoint!
Aladdin will be at New Wimbledon Theatre from 6 December 2013 until 12 January 2014.