Have your wishes granted by panto!
PANTO season is fast approaching and once again Carmarthen and Llanelli are having their wishes granted with a spectacular production of Aladdin.
Swansea-based Jermin Productions is the cast and team behind what is billed as its biggest pantomime season to date.
Carmarthen’s Lyric Theatre will host the pantomime from December 11 to 16 and Llanelli’s Ffwrnes Theatre between December 19 and 24.
Nia Jermin, co-director of Jermin Productions, said: “There’s nothing more exciting than live theatre. Panto doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world, it’s a proper British tradition. It’s true escapism and a brilliant way to spend time with the family.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re three or 93, but you can all be completely immersed in a wonderfully crazy, wacky and funny world for a few hours.” In this production, Aladdin will be played by West End performer Gareth Evans, as he dashes around a whole new world in search of his princess. Jasmine will be played by Elin Pavli Hinde from S4C.
With the help of his brothers JJ, who will be played by Adam Byard from BBC’s Casualty and feature film Hunky Dory, and Junior J, and their outrageous mother Widow Twankey, played by Marc Skone from Pobol Y Cwm, Aladdin stumbles across a mysterious cave that lures him in with the promise of riches and gold.
Will Aladdin rub the lamp and make all his wishes to come true?
Or will the evil Abanazar, played by Ben Hamer, trick him into a life as a prisoner?
Previous productions such as Dick Whittington and Jack and the Beanstalk have been extremely popular with audiences and the team are excited to make this year’s production even better.
This year’s cast will not only deliver the pantomime in English but will also provide Welsh language performances to schools and the public.
Mark Jermin, director of the show, said: “Our company believes it is important to help keep our beautiful Welsh language alive and this year’s cast can all sing dance and act, plus they have the ability to perform and sing in Welsh. It is really important to make a brilliant bilingual pantomime, so that the fun never stops in English and yn Cymraeg.”
For more information, visit Jermin Productions’ website.
Dance auditions for the upcoming Jermin Productions pantomime Aladdin.