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Aladdin flies into the Palace Theatre this Christmas!

Hayley Tamaddon

This Christmas will see more festive magic at the Palace Theatre as Aladdin flies into town.

The dazzling production will star Hayley Tamaddon; best known for playing Del Dingle in Emmerdale and Andrea Beckett in Coronation Street as well as winning series 5 of ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Hayley will play So Shi, the Princess’s comedy sidekick, in the production. Having worked extensively in musical theatre in shows such as Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Mamma Mia and more, Hayley is delighted to be returning to the stage in pantomime, saying, “I absolutely love appearing in pantomime – it’s such a special time of year. I can’t wait to appear in this production of Aladdin and to be in Newark this Christmas!”


Joining Hayley in Aladdin for his third Newark pantomime will be Tim Freeman as Widow Twankey, promising another array of fabulous frocks!


Aladdin will feature all of the magic ingredients that Newark audiences have come to expect, as it tells the rags to riches story of a poor son of a laundress who has big dreams. Will evil Abanazar thwart the course of true love after Aladdin and the Princess meet, or will the Genie help Aladdin on his quest? The whole family will enjoy finding out when Aladdin arrives at the Palace this Christmas.


Business Manager for Heritage, Culture and Visitors, Carys Coulton Jones, said “with 5,000 tickets for Aladdin sold already, it seems Newark can’t wait for its next instalment of panto fun! We’re thrilled to be bringing Hayley Tamaddon to the Palace this year, and to be welcoming back Tim Freeman”. 


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