I think that 50 per cent of the audience in Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre on New Year’s Day for the pantomime Aladdin, were children, and what a feast of good, wholesome clean entertainment was provided by Stamford Pantomime Players, with their production of Aladdin.
From the moment the curtain opened to reveal the stunning oriental costumes it was fun all the way – with much deafening audience participation.
I must mention Kevin Paige, who has made the role of pantomime Dame his own, and this year Widow Twanky I think was one of his best performances.
The show, which had been running since December 28, had been well attended with creditable performances from all the main characters and slick dance routines from the ‘babes’ (how the parents and grand-parents in the audience loved them) to the teenage dancers, with a beautiful ballet interlude.
Much credit must go to Karen Lee, the director and her assistant, Teressa Lee and also musical director John Parker and his band of musicians. At the end of the performance Liz Paige, chairman, thanked all those who had made the show so successful, and the audience rightly showed their appreciation.
A collection was made for the Evergreen Trust.
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