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Our Next Production - Aladdin

Join the Concorde Players for “Aladdin” and Say “Open Sesame!” to the magical world of theatre in Cranford

Lights Camera Action! Take 2The Concorde Players, the friendly, Heathrow based theatre group, are looking for talented performers – young (min 8 years of age) and old - to join them for fun and frolics as part of their next pantomime “Aladdin”

To become part of the magic simply come along to the show’s Read-through on Monday 4th July at 7:30pm or the Auditions on Thursday 7th July and Monday 11th July at 7:30pm at the Imperial College London Heston Venue (formerly known as the Concorde Club), Cranford, TW5 9PQ.

The Read-through will be an opportunity for people to get to know the team, learn more about the show and its characters, read some of the script and hear the songs it will feature in a fun informal setting.

If you are interested in auditioning for a principal role but are unable to make those dates, please contact Martin Sanders on 07590 289555 / mart_sanders@sky.com ASAP.

Rehearsals will start 18th July and the show will be performed 7th – 10th December 2016.

It’s not just performers that the group are looking for though.  They need a range of people with different skills to help them put on a show; including anyone who is handy with a hammer, a paint brush or a saw; those who can read music or play instruments; anyone who can rustle up something fabulous from a few pieces of fabric and some Velcro and anyone with a talent for sales or customer service for promoting shows, selling tickets and welcoming patrons.

About the show:

The wicked Abanazer is seeking the magic lamp that contains the all-powerful Genie, so that he can rule the world, and is just steps away from succeeding! Is all hope lost? No! Help is at hand!

A family posse of wannabe heroes are here to foil Abanazer’s evil scheme!
The innocent local lad, Aladdin, his brother, the cheeky Wishee Washee and their fearsome mother, washerwoman Widow Twankey are ready to intervene and save the day!

Throw in a magic carpet, a mystical Slave of the Ring, the Emperor of China, a beautiful princess and a couple of inept police officers and you have all the ingredients for a fantastic tale and great entertainment.

Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, comedy, audience participation for the whole family and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime!

Aladdin - Character Notes

Female / Male - Playing age 20
The hero, a young, naïve lad with his heart in the right place.  Must be physically fit as we aim to have lots of running and jumping around, acrobatic abilities is an advantage. Must be able to sing, solo & duet, must be able to move musically

Female - Playing age 18
Aladdin's love interest!  Princess, daughter of the Emperor of China., Not too shy but is the “damsel in distress”.  Must be able to sing solo and duet, must be able to dance

Widow Twankey
Male - No playing age restriction but must look old enough to be the boys mum
Mother to Aladdin and Wishee Washee.  The traditional Pantomime Dame and washer woman.  Comic timing and singing a must (solo & duet)

The Emperor of China
A puffed up buffoon but full of good intentions.  Comedy character but not over the top, may have part of “The 12 Days of Christmas Song” and Chorus singing

Wishee Washee 
Male – Playing age 20 – 30
The traditional link man character.  A cheeky, lovable fellow.  Aladdin's brother.  Duet and Chorus singing & move musically

Genie of the Lamp      
Male – No playing age restriction      
The all-powerful genie who lives in the lamp. Must look impressive in stature, bald head nice but not essential may have to perform partially clothed. Solo and chorus singing

Male – Playing age 30 to 50
The evil baddie.  Plotting grand plans of megalomania! Prepared to grow a stylish beard is an advantage. Solo and chorus singing

Slave of the Ring        
Female – No playing age restriction
A less powerful spirit who lives in a magic ring.  This is the “Good Fairy” Dancing & singing involved

Female – Playing age 18 - 22  
Companion and confidant of Princess Jasmine. Singing and dancing involved

Male / Female - No playing age restrictions
One half of the comedy double act.  An inept member of the Imperial police force.

Male / Female - No playing age restrictions
Other half of the comedy double act.  An inept member of the Imperial police force. 

Chorus (Adults and Children) Age restriction 8 years and upwards only please            
Townsfolk, guards, suitors, servants, etc.  The script includes a number of small speaking parts and chorus lines that can be shared out.  Singing & dancing required