ALADDIN

Cornwall Life - - THE DIARY -

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

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