After a sensational production of Cinderella in 2021, LHK Productions return to The Atkinson this Christmas 2022 with everyone’s favourite adventure pantomime, Aladdin.
Aladdin tells the legendary rags to riches story of a Chinese street urchin who falls in love with a beautiful princess.
Aladdin is sent into the cave of wonders by the evil Abanazar to fetch an old oil lamp that, unbeknown to him, houses an all-powerful Genie. When Aladdin rubs the lamp and unintentionally releases the Genie, the real adventure starts! Will Aladdin overcome the evil Abanazar and be free to marry his beautiful princess? Will the Genie ever gain his freedom? Will Widow Twanky and Wishy Washy get the laundry done in time?… Find out in this action packed, fun-filled extravaganza for the whole family. Your Christmas panto wish is our command!
ACTRESS PATSY KENSIT TO STAR IN ALADDIN THIS CHRISTMAS AT THE ATKINSON
LHK Productions and The Atkinson are proud to announce Patsy Kensit as the star of our 2022 Christmas Pantomime, Aladdin.
The British icon, who started her film career at the age of four, will be granting wishes as The Genie of the Lamp at The Atkinson in an action-packed festive production of the much-loved family friendly classic from Thursday, December 8th.
With a long list of Hollywood roles to her name, including The Great Gatsby and Lethal Weapon 2, the multitalented star topped the charts in the 1980s with her pop band, Eighth Wonder and their three popular hits Cross My Heart, Baby Baby and I’m Not Scared.
As a staple on our TV screens in the 00s, Patsy has starred in some of the nation’s favourite soaps including Emmerdale and Holby City and was more recently seen joining the open-top bus procession on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee alongside fellow British icons such as Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.
Joining Patsy on stage in this year’s show is a fabulous cast of panto pros, including Merseyside dancer and actor Dominic Gore, who’s set to charm audiences as the quick-witted hero Aladdin, talented singer Mia Molloy playing the beautiful Princess Jasmine and Southport’s very own Tom Burroughs, who will deserve all of the boos as he embodies the primary antagonist, evil Abanazar with his malevolent mind and wicked games.
Pantomime regulars, the hilarious Michael Chapman and Lewis Pryor, will captivate audiences once again and have them laughing out loud as Widow Twankey & Wishee Washee and local broadcaster Claire Simmo will dazzle as the Spirit of the Ring.
Tickets 2022 Opening Night: All tickets £13. Thu 8 Dec. No group booking discount. Adult (16+): £18 – £19. Concessions: £16 – £17. Available to Senior Citizens (Age 60+), students, registered unemployed, carers and children under 16. Proof of status required. Family Ticket: £59 – £63. Available for four people, minimum of 1 adult. Groups of 20+: All tickets £14. 1 in 20 go free. Box Office information can be found on our website here. Performance Times 2022 Thursday 08 December: 7:00pm Friday 09 December: 7:00pm Saturday 10 December: 1:00pm & 5:30pm Sunday 11 December: 1:00pm & 5:30pm Monday 12 December: No performances Tuesday 13 December: 6:30pm Wednesday 14 December: 7:00pm Thursday 15 December: 6:30pm Friday 16 December: 7:00pm Saturday 17 December: 1:00pm & 5:30pm Sunday 18 December: 1:00pm & 5:30pm Monday 19 December: No performances Tuesday 20 December: 6:30pm Captioned Performance – Wednesday 21 December: 6:30pm Thursday 22 December: 2:30pm & 7:00pm Friday 23 December: 2:30pm & 7:00pm Christmas Eve – Saturday 24 December: 2:30pm Christmas Day – Sunday 25 December: No performances Boxing Day – Monday 26 December: 2:30pm Tuesday 27 December: 2:30pm & 7:00pm Relaxed Performances – Wednesday 28 December: 2:30pm & 7:00pm Thursday 29 December: 2:30pm & 7:00pm Friday 30 December: 2:30pm & 7:00pm Saturday 31 December: 2:30pm
Accessible Performances 2022 We want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable in our surroundings so please let us know if you have any specific questions about our accessible performances. You can find out more information on building accessibility at The Atkinson on our website here.
Stagetext captioned performance
Captioned Performance – Wednesday 21 December: 6:30pm We are working with Stagetext to provide this captioned performance. Stagetext are a deaf-led charity, passionate about making culture accessible to all. Captioned performances have text on screens at the front of the auditorium so that deaf and hard of hearing, or anyone that would like to read along, can also enjoy the performance.
Relaxed Performances – Wednesday 28 December: 2:30pm & 7:00pm This performance is for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment in our Theatre. Feel free to move around, make noise and leave and re-enter as necessary. Adaptations will be made to the performance and low lighting will be kept in the auditorium. We also have ear defenders that you can borrow free of charge. Please download our Visual Story that clearly illustrates what to expect during your visit. We will be providing further information closer to the show date.
School Performances 2022
Tuesday 13 December: 10:30am Wednesday 14 December: 10:30am Thursday 15 December: 10:30am Friday 16 December: 10:30am Tuesday 20 December: 10:30am Wednesday 21 December: 10:30am
£10 per pupil, teachers go free in the following ratios:
Nursery: 1 free teacher for every 2 pupils Reception: 1 free teacher for every 4 pupils KS1: 1 free teacher for every 6 pupils KS2 and above: 1 free teacher for every 10 pupils
LHK Productions Supports
The aims and objectives of the Trust are to benefit and support young people who are disadvantaged by reason of having become the victims of crime, hatred or bullying. To reward those who are judged to have shown exemplary conduct, making a positive contribution to the welfare of others, or society in general. To find out more about the trust and to make a donation visit forjames.org