Characters: 14 featured roles, principals & supporting + junior chorus
Running Time: Approx 2hrs 15mins
The action is set in the East Peking suburb of Flung-Dung, the Western hills of China and desert plains of Egypt.
Wicked magician Abanazar has ambitions to become the greatest sorcerer of all time and, with knowledge of a powerful genie trapped inside an old oil lamp, somewhere in an enchanted cave in the Western Hills of China, he sets off on a quest to claim it.
But first he must find a young lad known as Aladdin who lives with his mother, Widow Twankey, at their family run laundry in Peking. Aladdin is the chosen one and only he can open the enchanted cave within which the lamp lies. However, the young lad isn’t interested in lamps he’s too busy avoiding arrest by Inspector Lau Zee and his hapless police force for fraternising with the beautiful Princess Ki-Lee.
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Read a NODA review for a recent production of Aladdin here.
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Aladdin, our hero
Wishee Washee, his sister
Widow Twankey (Lolita), their mother
The Genie of the Lamp, an enchanted spirit
The Spirit of the Ring, a magical being
Abanazar, a villainous magician
Donkor, his slave
Jameela, a camel
Princess Ki-Lee, our heroine
The Empress Pang Ting, her regal Grandmother
Felicity Upmore-Stoppidge, an English Governess to the Royal children
Inspector Lau Zee, a Chinese Officer, head of Palace security
PC Du Wan, his assistant
The Royal Children, Jewel Spirits & Statues, Egyptian Mummies