Pan­tomime prom­ises a magic car­pet ride of fun

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Jonathan Geddes

It’s that time of year again — oh yes it is!

Hamil­ton Town House and Ruther­glen Town Hall will be play­ing host to a top pan­tomime through­out the month of De­cem­ber, promis­ing the usual amount of laughs, songs and ‘he’s be­hind you’ mo­ments.

This year’s per­for­mance is Aladdin, fol­low­ing on from pre­vi­ous pan­tos like Sleep­ing Beauty that have been a hit with La­nark­shire crowds. This year’s pro­duc­tion will star for­mer Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent star and colum­nist Ed­ward Reid as Widow Twankey.

This brand new ver­sion of the popular tale takes to the streets of Ruther­glingk­ing (just next to Pek­ing) in a mag­i­cal mys­ti­cal ad­ven­ture for boys and girls of all ages. The evil sor­cerer Abanazzer is up to no good, and he’s vy­ing for the hand of the beau­ti­ful Princess Jas­mine in mar­riage.

He’ll stop at noth­ing, not even the dark arts of black magic, to claim her as his prize!

It’s up to our brave hero Aladdin to try and save the day by spoil­ing the sor­cerer’s schemes.

Luck­ily he’s go­ing to be get­ting a lit­tle help (sort of ) from Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee at Twankey’s laun­drette.

And there may just be a wee Ge­nie on hand to add even more magic to the fun. Will Abanazzer’s evil plan suc­ceed? Can Aladdin win the heart of the beau­ti­ful princess Jas­mine?

And will Widow Twankey get her good knick­ers clean in time for the fi­nale?

The an­swers can be found by check­ing out Aladdin over the next month as it ar­rives in both Hamil­ton and Ruther­glen.

It starts in the Town House this Fri­day (De­cem­ber 5) and runs there through un­til next Wed­nes­day (De­cem­ber 10).

Then Aladdin takes his magic car­pet off to Ruther­glen Town Hall, where he’ll be stay­ing from Satur­day De­cem­ber 13 through un­til Tues­day De­cem­ber 23.

Tick­ets for the Hamil­ton shows are priced at £13.50 / £11.50 and can bought by call­ing 01698 452299 or vis­it­ing the venue in per­son. For Ruther­glen, tick­ets, priced £11.50 / £10.00 can be booked by call­ing 0141 613 5700 or by stop­ping off at the Town Hall.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be found by vis­it­ing www. sll­cbox­of­

Magic Aladdin will be in Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton

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