Arabian Nights have flown in the Tyne Theatre and Opera House in time for panto season.
The one thing about Panto at the Tyne theatre is you always know what to expect…kind of! When it comes to belly laughing then you will not be disappointed and just like last year, you will leave smiling.
We welcome back Newcastle’s most loved actors Charlie Richmond as Wishee Washee, Chris Casserly as Window Twanky and Lewis Denny as PC Pong.
So as you can probably already tell, it Aladdin but with a little bit of a twist. Don’t worry too much because it’s still the same tale you know.
Visiting the toon and playing Aladdin is Nic Westway all the way from Australia. You may know him as Kyle Braxton from Home and Away. Joining him as one of the main characters is Newcastle’s own Hannah Wales. She plays Princess Jasmine and is the perfect princess.
And one of my fave characters is the Genie who is played by x factor’s Marcus Collins.
The best thing I love about panto at Tyne Theatre is the adult jokes and the kid jokes. The children even laugh at the adult jokes but have no idea what they are laughing at. They are always in good taste and suits everyone.
The show was full of songs, excellent dancers from local schools and FIRE. Yes, fire. The audience was loving the effects throughout the show and kids weren’t able to take their eyes off the stage.
I always love visiting the old theatre in town and every time I am blown away with how beautiful it is inside!