Ex-EastEnders star to appear in Stevenage pantomime Aladdin

17:37 29 April 2014

Shaun Williamson will be appearing in pantomime Aladdin at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage

Shaun Williamson will be appearing in pantomime Aladdin at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage

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A former EastEnders and Extras star will appear in this year’s Stevenage pantomime Aladdin.

Shaun Williamson in AladdinShaun Williamson in Aladdin

Shaun Williamson, best known for playing the hapless Barry Evans in BBC One soap EastEnders, has been confirmed for this winter’s magical show at the Gordon Craig Theatre.

Preparations are well under way for the panto and Shaun, who played himself in Ricky Gervais’ Extras and Life’s Too Short, will be the star turn in Stevenage’s festive production.

As well as being known for his dramatic and comedic performances on television, Shaun is a talented singer and stage performer.

His stage CV not only includes plenty of pantomimes and hugely successful adaptations of Porridge and The Ladykillers, but also a host of musicals, including Saturday Night Fever, Guys and Dolls and the Take That musical Never Forget.

In Aladdin, Shaun will be showing the audience his evil side as Abanazaar – a role he played two years ago at the Alban Arena in St Albans.

The panto will also see the return of Stevenage’s favourite Dame, Paul Laidlaw, as Widow Twankey.

A statement from the Gordon Craig said: “So with these two at the helm, and more names to be announced throughout the year, Aladdin has more Eastern Promise than a box of Fry’s Turkish Delight!”

Aladdin runs at the Gordon Craig from Friday, November 28, 2014 to Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Tickets start from £15.50. To book, call the box office on 01438 363200 or visit the theatre’s website at www.gordon-craig.co.uk

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