West End stars launch Aladdin pantomime at Lincoln Drill Hall

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Lincoln panto-goers can now get their tickets for the Drill Hall’s annual pantomime performance, and this year’s show is ‘a whole new world’.

To make the launch of the pantomime, pupils from Monks Abbey Primary School were treated to a preview show at the venue on October 9.

The Jamie Marcus Productions’ Aladdin pantomime will run from Tuesday, December 9 through to Sunday, January 4 (excluding Christmas day) and tickets start from £11.

Tickets are available online and from the Lincoln Drill Hall ticket office on Freeschool Lane.

Among a star spangled cast is West End performers Jay Marcus (the Evil Abanazer) and Kerry Moore (Princess Jasmine).

The show also stars a legendary dame, magical effects and an interactive animated Genie.

Lincoln actor Matt Hewitt (playing the loveable Wishee Washee) said: “I love playing panto in my home town! Lincoln audiences are great and they join in with all the fun elements of the panto.

“From the ghost gag to the song sheet they just love it and I’m sure this Christmas with our production of Aladdin, it will be no different!

“Playing the pantomime comic is my favourite role as I get to wear outfits that are as outrageous as my jokes!

“I always have a lot of fun with my co-stars, especially the evil Abanazar, played by West End Star Jay Marcus. He and I have some great comedy scenes together and having worked with him before, I know that audiences will be laughing all the way down the aisles!

“There is also an incredible animated interactive Genie that can talk in ‘real time’ to the audience and the actors on stage, which the kids will love. It’s like being in the films!”