Royston drama group brings Aladdin panto to the stage this weekend

The panto will start this weekend.

The panto will start this weekend. - Credit: Archant

The stage is set, the lighting is focussed, and the sound effects machine is programmed to ‘extreme’.

The panto will start this weekend.

The panto will start this weekend. - Credit: Archant

Royston drama group CADS have just had a long weekend working through final rehearsals and making sure all the lights, sounds, live music, staging, set changes, costume and make-up are primed and ready for their seasonal show.

The curtain goes up on Friday for Aladdin, and it’s expected that the show will play to record audiences.

Producer Ian Cowley said: “Tickets this year have sold really quickly – our first matinee has been sold out for a week, and there are only three or four tickets left for the other.

“The last night looks to be a sell-out already, too.

Aladdin with the chorus

Aladdin with the chorus - Credit: Archant

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“There’s so much energy and enthusiasm in the cast and crew this year that I’m sure we’re going to give Royston a performance to remember.

“We had a lot of hard work last weekend pulling all the technical elements together for the first time, but I have to say the show is looking and sounding great.

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“We’ve still go some tickets left, but be quick.”

The pantomime is being performed at Meridian School on Friday and on Saturday, and next weekend too, with performances at 7.30pm, plus 2pm on the Saturdays.

The chorus

The chorus - Credit: Archant

Booking tickets online is free on the website here or call 07925 674 967.

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