The Theatre Royal’s pantomime is an exuberant, eastern, extravaganza full of laughter and joy.
The retelling of Aladdin is the most entertaining two-and-a-half-hours I have spent in a theatre.
During Friday’s performance the regency building was filled with raucous laughter as the cast ran into, tripped over, danced around and catapulted themselves into one hilarious situation after another.
James Nickerson excelled as he returned to the role of the dame, larking around the stage with son Wishee Washee and ensuring the audience was never left behind.
As well as combining all the expected elements of pantomime the show succeeded in being visually spectacular.
As Aladdin plummeted the depths of a mountain cave the auditorium was transformed into a mystical wonderland.
This production could not fail to raise a laugh and the joy of Christmas in all. Aladdin runs until January 12,