PANTOMIME PREVIEW FUN AT BRADFORD
The stars of this year’s spectacular family pantomime Aladdin proved it’s never too early to prepare for a magic carpet ride to Old Peking by getting into the festive spirit and launching this year’s pantomime adventure, Aladdin, which opens at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford on Saturday 8 December.
Billy Pearce will lead the cast as Wishee Washee alongside Christopher Biggins, who takes up residence of the iconic laundry starring as Widow Twankey and Simon Webbe in the title role of Aladdin.
Aladdin marks Billy’s 20th Alhambra Theatre pantomime, an achievement marked earlier this year at the Welcome to Yorkshire conference staged at the Alhambra Theatre, where Billy became the second ever recipient of their Pride of Yorkshire award for his services to Bradford pantomime.
Since making his Alhambra Theatre pantomime debut in 1993, Billy has topped the bill of the Alhambra Theatre’s annual festive production for 19 years, and in that time starred alongside a host of famous faces, winning acclaim from critics and audience members alike, and reinforcing his reputation as the stalwart of the annual Alhambra Theatre pantomime.
This will be Christopher Biggins 32nd pantomime appearance, and his 9th in Aladdin. A mainstay of entertainment for a number of decades, he made his pantomime debut aged just 17 in his home town of Salisbury before forging a highly successful career in show business.
Best known for his numerous iconic television appearances, Biggins appeared opposite the late Ronnie Barker in the iconic BBC sitcom Porridge, held roles in Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, appeared alongside Michael Crawford in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em and played Nero in the critically acclaimed dramatisation of I, Claudius.
Since joining the BRIT award-winning boy-band Blue in 2001, Simon Webbe and his band-mates went on to sell over 14 million records worldwide, releasing 5 critically acclaimed studio albums and headlining several UK tours. In 2011, to coincide with their 10th year in the music industry, Blue represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with their entry I Can. Whilst Blue took a well-earned break,
Call the Box Office on 01274 432000 to book your Christmas Treat. Aladdin runs from 8 December to 20 January 2019.