2016: Aladdin

Our second version of Aladdin kept much more closely to the traditional story – even if the magic carpet had to be replaced by a National Express coach! An imbalance of the sexes meant that not only the Principal Boy was played by a woman, but also Wishee Washee and PC Wun Wun Too: so one scene featured women playing men who have dressed up as women, and a man playing a woman who has dressed up as a man…  it could only happen in panto!

Naturally, all attempts to keep the number of set changes to a minimum failed, and every set needed a new backdrop and props too. Dame’s dresses by me, with thanks to BHS and my mother’s ironing board cover for providing hideous materials.