Award-winning comedienne Vikki Stone pens her debut pantomime for the Lyric Hammersmith.
A big adventure begins for Aladdin when he is granted three wishes after freeing a genie from a lamp. This family-friendly pantomime features fun twists, hit songs, and entertaining dance moves.
This production is recommended for ages 6+.
See it if
You are a fan of the original Disney movie
Don't see it if
You’re looking for a serious musical
Yet, on the night I saw it, that piece of farce was botched by imprecise staging. And so it continued: constant commentary met with baffled silence, while both story and physical comedy felt undernourished.
Mind you, the singing is top-notch: Ellena Vincent’s Jasmine is particularly strong...[Not] all wishes come true. Your dreams of a fun Christmas night out, on the other hand, will.
Filled with timely, if sometimes too on-the-nose, jokes about Brexit and the failed NHS Covid app, [Vikki Stone's] script celebrates Hammersmith in all its glory.