LAUNTON Players are back with their latest pantomime Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.
The players’ 32nd pantomime takes to the stage at Cooper School’s Performance Hall, in Bicester, on February 15 to 17.
This will be the third time the players’ have staged Aladdin, however, this is a new script, penned by Martin Evans, who is directing the show.
The show is based on the traditional tale, and includes Aladdin and his family – his brother Wishee Washee and their mother, The Widow Twankey, and their dragon Spitfire, who all live in Old Peking.
Producer Celia Evans, who has been in all 32 shows, said in order to get some advice on the nuances of life in China, actors from the show went to chat to Andy Ng, owner of Sun Wah Chinese take away, in Langford Village.
Since 1991, when the first panto The Grand Old Duke of Launton, was staged, the Players have raised more than £105,000 for local, national and international good causes.
It is hoped Aladdin will raise in the region of £5,000.
Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children and are available from Coles Books, in Crown Walk, and The Bull Inn, in Launton.