Everyone knows the fairy tale Aladdin, the much loved story about a poor boy who overcomes all and wins the heart of a princess. But do you know the pantomime version?
Aladdin is an impoverished young lad in a Chinese town. He is recruited by the magician Abanazar, who passes himself off as the brother of Aladdin’s late father, convincing Aladdin and his mother, Widow Twankey, of his goodwill by apparently making arrangements to set the lad up as a wealthy merchant. Abanazar’s real motive is to persuade Aladdin to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp from a magic cave. After Abanazar attempts to double-cross him, Aladdin finds himself trapped in the cave. Fortunately, Aladdin retains a magic ring lent to him by Abanazar. When he rubs the ring, a “genie” appears, who takes him home to his mother. Aladdin is still carrying the lamp and when his mother tries to clean it, a second more powerful genie appears who is bound to do the bidding of the person holding the lamp. With the aid of the genie of the lamp, Aladdin becomes rich and powerful and marries Princess Yueliang, the daughter of the Dragon Empress of China. The genie builds Aladdin a wonderful palace – far more magnificent than that of the Empress herself.
Abanazar returns and is able to get his hands on the lamp by tricking Aladdin’s wife, who is unaware of the lamp’s importance, by offering to exchange “new lamps for old”. He orders the genie of the lamp to take the palace to his home in Egypt. Fortunately, Aladdin retains the magic ring and is able to summon the lesser genie. Although the genie of the ring cannot directly undo any of the magic of the genie of the lamp, she is able to transport Aladdin to Egypt and help him recover his wife and the lamp and defeat Abanazar.
With references to everything from Starbucks and easyJet to the Danish royal family, musical numbers and fabulous costumes, there is something for both children and adults this holiday season. Come along and boo the villains, cheer the hero and heroine, sing along to the tunes and thrill to the fabulous dance routines.
Ticket price kr. 160 (kr. 120 for children 12 years and under). Book tickets here
Group discounts: [masked]
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 January 2013
Meet the cast of Aladdin after the show! There will be an opportunity for audience members to meet the cast, take pictures and talk to the actors and actresses.
Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Kbh. Ø (www.krudttonden.dk)
There is limited street parking near the venue, and we therefore advise taking public transportation. The nearest S-train station is Nordhavn. The venue can easily be reached by buses 1A, 14, 40 and 401.