Cornwall’s own Miracle Theatre is back at the Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, for the third year after sell-out productions of Cinderella in 2016 and A Christmas Carol last year. This year’s choice of pantomime is Aladdin which does have the usual Miracle twist.
It’s Christmas 1943. For the last 50 years the Willoughby-Brown family have gathered at their country seat in Cornwall to eat, drink, laugh and bicker and, with the help of their loyal staff, to provide their own entertainment in the form of a home-made pantomime.
The few guests who have been permitted to witness these rare soirées have spoken of being swept away by eccentric singing, exotic dancing, breathtaking magical effects and of being frequently moved to tears of laughter.
This year, as an act of seasonal charity, the family has decided to embrace the epithet of ‘great art for everyone’. Stopping short of actually allowing the general public to soil the carpets of their splendid house, they have offered to install themselves on the stage of the Princess Pavilion, where they invite you to assemble and share their unique interpretation of the oriental fairytale Aladdin.
The Princess Pavilion is the ideal setting for a magical entertainment. Built at the beginning of the 20th century, it has a lovely traditional feel. And the adjacent Gyllyngdune Gardens is the location for the Christmas Trees Festival throughout December putting you in the mood for a magical family entertainment.
With the Hall for Cornwall currently closed for refurbishment, this is Cornwall’s only professional panto this year.
For more information and to book tickets, call the Princess Pavilion box office on 01326 211222 or you can book online at miracletheatre.co.uk