Aladdin

Open Auditions: Aladdin

AUDITION DATES:

Saturday, 20th July 2019, 10.30am

Sunday, 28th July 2019, 2.00pm

Sunday, 1st September 2019, 2.00pm

Beckenham Theatre presents its 2019 Pantomime!

Aladdin

by Jack Northcott | directed by Mike Darbon

Performance dates

From Sunday, 15th December 2019 – Wednesday, 1st January 2020

Christmas Break between Saturday, 21st December – Thursday, 26th December 2019

Matinee performances at 3pm:

Sunday, 15th December, Saturday, 28th December, Sunday, 29th December, Tuesday, 31st December, Wednesday, 1st January

Evening performances at 7.30pm:

Monday, 16th December – Friday, 20th December, Friday, 27th December, Monday, 30th December

Synopsis

Aladdin, a poor boy from old Peking, dreams of a time when he could meet Princess Jasmine and has his chance when the grumpy Emperor Sing-Lo orders that he becomes a cleaner at the royal palace if his family is to remain in their home. Meanwhile the evil Egyptian sorcerer Abanaza has other plans for Aladdin and tricks him into opening the cave of wonders. Luckily, Aladdin has Su Shi to guide him and the Genie of the Lamp who help him win Princess Jasmine’s love and defeat Abanaza and his Mummy.

With hilarious comedy from Widow Twankey, Fu Fu the kung-fu panda, Hong and Kong, the inept Peking Policemen and lots of support from a very lively chorus, this very modern Aladdin will provide huge amounts of fun for cast and audience alike!

There are parts for adults and children and ages are non-specific.

Characters:

  • Aladdin Poor boy who lives in old Beijing
  • Widow Twankey Aladdin’s mother & owner of Mun Chin Takeaway
  • Wishee Washee Aladdin’s brother and comedy part
  • Fu Fu The Twankeys’ pet Panda
  • Emperor Sing Lo Emperor of all of China
  • Princess Jasmine the Emperor’s Daughter
  • Tu Shy Princess Jasmine’s anxious maid
  • Hong Comedy police inspector
  • Kong Comedy police sergeant
  • Genie Genie of the lamp
  • Su Shi Spirit of the ring
  • Abanaza Evil Sorcerer
  • Mummy Abanaza’s mother
  • Chorus of Residents of Old Peking, Servants at the Palace, Cave Dwellers and Ancient Egyptian Dancers

There are parts for adults and children – and pandas – of all ages. The genders are often ambiguous. The roles of Aladdin, Hong, Kong, Wishee-Washee, Fu-Fu, Emperor Sing Lo (or Empress Sing Hi, if female), the Genie and Su Shi could all be played by either a male or female actors. However, the roles of Widow Twankey and Abanaza are – obviously – ideally played by adult males.

Rehearsals are scheduled to start on Sunday, 27th October and will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the week from 7.30pm (7.00pm if younger cast members are called) and from 2.00pm on Sunday afternoons. As with all our auditions, they are open to everyone – you don’t have to be a member of the theatre – or the children’s or youth theatres – to audition though you will need to join as a member if you are cast. And please don’t audition unless you know you are available for all performances.

For further information about the auditions and what may be required, or if you are interested and can’t make any of the audition dates, please email Mike Darbon on:

michael@thedarbons.com or call him on 07802 914917