Pantomime thrills a plenty as classic comes to theatre

Iain Lauchlan in Aladdin at The Belgrade
Iain Lauchlan in Aladdin at The Belgrade
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A pantomime classic is coming to the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry from next Wednesday.

Aladdin will be on the stage until Saturda,y January 10.

There’s heaps of fun to be had as poor Aladdin attempts to win the heart of the beautiful princess Jasmine.

But there’s a problem – the law decrees that she can only marry a prince.

With the evil Abanazaar determined to stand in his way, can Widow Twankey and Wishee Washey help Aladdin on his path to happiness or are they more interested in the soapy world of their Chinese laundry?

Coventry panto legend Iain Lauchlan will be donning the frock as the irrepressible Widow Twankey.

He said: “It’s such a thrill to be back at the Belgrade for a third year running, performing one of the nation’s all-time favourite pantomimes this Christmas.

“It’s always a joy to perform panto in Coventry at Christmas as the audiences are always so appreciative. This year’s panto promises comedy by the bucketful, spectacular scenery as well as some of my most flamboyant costumes yet!”

For tickets call the box office on 024 7655 3055 or visit