Fly in to the enchanting City of Old Peking. Our ambitious hero, Aladdin has fallen in love with the beautiful and determined Princess Jasmine. Aladdin is now pursued by the hysterical Sergeant Chop & PC Suey after looking at the princess, a crime punishable by death. Meanwhile the evil magician Abanazar is in search of a magical lamp that will enable him to gain world domination. He convinces adventurous Aladdin to leave his mother, Widow Twankey (and her laundry), to help search for the mysterious lamp. After becoming trapped in the Cave of Wonders, Aladdin discovers the lamp and within it the powerful Genie. Helped by his incredible friends, the Genie of the Lamp and the Slave of the Ring, Aladdin must convince the Emperor he is worthy of his daughter Jasmine's hand before she is married off to the highest bidder. However, Abanazar is still hot on Aladdin's trail in order to reclaim the power of the lamp for himself. With help from his ragtag group of comedic family and friends, including his hapless brother Wishee Washee (and the object of his affection Notsoshy), will courageous Aladdin find his happily ever after?
Please join the multi award winning Kettering Youth Theatre Group for 'Aladdin', the magical pantomime adventure. Featuring a young energetic cast, dazzling dancing, sensational singing, awesome acting and hysterical humour, this production promises to be a theatrical spectacle transforming the audience into flights of fantasy, literally! This Christmas, support this talented cast of local young people in their 42nd production, in what promises to be a truly fantastic and memorable show.
Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author, his memoirs selling half a million copies to date. Inspired by his latest book, In My Life, in this highly entertaining show Alan tells his personal story with the help of some of the music that has soundtracked his life, from growing up as an orphan in a West London slum in the 50s to becoming a postman before rising through the Labour Party ranks to hold several cabinet posts, including Home Secretary, Education Secretary, Health Secretary and also Shadow Chancellor.
United Theatre Group
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR.
After the success of our last shows, The Little Mermaid Jr. and Peter Pan Jr, The United Theatre Group are proud to bring you, for the first time in the area, DreamWorks Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. featuring original music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan and a book by Kevin Del Aguila. As the show opens we learn that Marty the zebra may be celebrating his tenth birthday at the Central Park Zoo with his friends Alex the lion, Gloria the hippo, and Melman the giraffe, yet he longs to experience life outside of the zoo’s walls. When Marty eventually escapes, his animal friends from the zoo pursue him into New York City. After reuniting, the animals are chased by the police, and ultimately felled by tranquilizer darts. They awake, trapped in crates, on a ship, which – through a series of events – is thrown off course. Upon reaching land the animals discover they have been shipwrecked on the island of Madagascar. Ultimately, it is only in being so lost that they can begin to discover where they really belong.
This is a 60-minute show (+interval) and is ideal for young audience members
One-time Shadow Home Secretary and long-serving Tory MP Ann Widdecombe has reinvented herself since leaving Parliament. Her inimitable performances on Strictly Come Dancing and her pantomime turns alongside Craig Revel Horwood, have made her a popular and familiar face on stage and TV. She makes regular TV appearances and her next show airs this month on BBC One - Celebrities on the NHS Frontline. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2018/26/life-on-the-ward) Entertaining, irascible and always outspoken, Ann's show will be followed by a book signing. Theatres and festivals absolutely love hearing her talk about her life, which still involves serious debate and regular TV documentaries.