Aladdin, the panto
Songs, silliness and X-Factor winner, Sam Bailey - it could only be the panto. What's that? You wish for a family ticket to the show? Your wish is my command!
You’ve gotta love the BBC Radio presenter. He’s been De Montfort’s loveable Dame for the last five years but this will be his 30th panto season – now that’s impressive plus, he’s an expert at rocking a frock – even if it is a big, puffy, fluffy one at that.
The team behind the panto have managed to rope in kids from across the city and county to perform in the show following auditions over the summer. The junior ensemble is made up of local children aged between nine and 16 and is a great way to get them involved with the production.
Ehhh in a word – amazing! De Montfort Hall always pull out the stops and this year it’s no different. You’ve got to hand it to the wardrobe team because the costumes really are awesome. Over 50 metres of fabric has been used to create the frill on just one of the Dame’s dresses and there will be an average of 113 costume changes happening in each show – that’s 4,294 changes over the whole run. Phew! And this year LED lighting just been used for the set, you’ll also find them in some of the costumes.
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*Please note, the tickets are for the 1pm showing on Boxing Day, 26 Dec 2019.
De Montfort Hall, Granville Rd, Leicester LE1 7RU
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