Friday, 9 December 2016

Aladdin at Salisbury Playhouse | Blogmas #9

Last month I was contacted to ask if I wanted to go see Aladdin at Salisbury Playhouse*. Long story short, we had already bought tickets, managed to sell them and meant we got to see the incredible Press Performance!

It was always on the list of things Phil and I had wanted to do in December, along with all the Christmas Markets, late night shopping, baking, you name it, it was on the list. But Aladdin was something we absolutely had to fit in!

From the moment I entered the Playhouse and was greeted with my tickets and a programme and explained where we would be sitting to the incredible scenery that we met when we walked into the theatre, and of course the great company I had, I knew I was going to have an amazing evening!

Aladdin is a pantomime I've seen before, and I had seen it when I was younger, and I honestly thought this would be aimed at children, all the jokes would be for them and it would be pretty tame, so to speak. Oh man, was I wrong. Not all based on the He's Behind You Pantomimeness. This is absolutely one of the best Pantomimes and shows I have ever watched. We were absolutely in our element and I couldn't take my eyes off the stage for one moment, I was amazed. 

The acting was incredible, I couldn't pick a favourite character, but if you insist, Widow Twanky was hysterical, I almost cried with laughter and that's when you know I'm really enjoying something! I couldn't fault any of the Actors or Actresses at all, they took on their characters so well and clearly gave it everything they had. If you can't tell, I was seriously impressed. Princess Jasmine also had a stunning voice! 

The songs that they sung and adapted were so good! They were songs we knew and it really felt like you were a part of the show, being able to join in and sing along! Plus the voices of the cast were incredible!

It didn't feel like we were in Salisbury watching any old production, it felt like we were in one of the top West End theatres watching a production there, it was that good!

Aladdin - Tyler Fayose
Widow Twanky - Richard Ede
Abanazar - Lynden Edwards
Princess Jasmine - Rebecca Hazel
Emperor - Fred Broom
Genie of the Lamp - Melissa Brown-Taylor
Wonton - Tess Kadler
Dim Sum - Domonic Ramsden
Genie of the Ring - Nerine Skinner

This has got to be one of my most favourite experiences I have been able to have as a blogger, and I got to share it with someone I love, hands down one of the best outings we've had an easily one of the best nights I've had this year! What a way to end 2016!

Thank you so much to Salisbury Playhouse for inviting us, we had an incredible time and couldn't have asked for a better evening! You can get tickets to the performance here, which is running from 3rd December to 7th January.

*I was kindly gifted Press Tickets to Aladdin at Salisbury Playhouse

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