by Craig Hewlett published September 2010
Suitable for All Groups
This is Aladdin with a twist. It features all the regular characters such as; Aladdin, Wishee Washee, the Slave of the Ring and the evil Abanazar but Widow Twan Kee is a Mrs Meers style female villainess. Throw in not one but two dames in the shape of the Emperors nieces Ho Kee and Co Kee, a Genie called Catnip and Aladdin's Hairy Dogfather and you're off into hilarious new territory.
Aladdin recovers the lamp and becomes rich beyond his wildest dreams, marrying Princess Yam Yam the daughter of the Emperor of Peking. All is well until Abanazar tricks Yam Yam into handing the lamp over and kidnaps her into the bargain. Twan Kee kidnaps Ho Kee and Co Kee and the villains flee taking all with them using the Washing Machine in Twan Kee's laundry that has been turned into a Time machine by Catnip the Genie. They travel to the 1960s‚ where Abanazar becomes his alter-ego the villainous Dr Weasel. Aladdin comes to the rescue and they all live happily ever after. This pantomime was nominated for the South West Rosebowl Best Pantomime Award for its original and innovative content and storyline.
Players: 5 male, 4 female, 5 male or female
Cast: Abanazer, magician, Slave of the ring, Loaver the dog,Aladdin, Widow Twan Kee, Wishee Washee, Kawt Yah & Gotta Way, Lord Chancellor, Emperor Wong, Princess Yam Yam, Ho Kee & Co Kee,Catnip (Genie)
Sets: 3 main sets
Period: Long ago
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Market place, street, cave, laundry, palace
Download Sample Script: Aladdin