Socially distanced Aladdin panto to play outdoor big-top venue in Luton

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A new 2020 pantomime production of Aladdin has been announced.

Presented by Talent Artistic Group, the socially distanced production will take place within a big top circus style tent at the Luton Hoo Estate.


Families are able to book their own personal sofa to watch the show, which will star X Factor & Union J’s Jaymi Hensley as The Genie. Further casting is to be confirmed.

Jaymi said: “I am very excited to be getting back on a stage and in a panto’ too. For British families a visit to the panto’ is synonymous with Christmas so I am delighted Andy and his team are doing this.

“It’s going to be a great show and the fact we are doing this outdoors in a Big Top will just make it even more magical.”

A teaser for the show reads: “An amazing cast with dancing, singing and all the usuals you’d expect from a Panto, this fun-filled family show promises to be entertaining from start to finish. We invite you to enter the theatre of Agrabah and immerse yourselves in our Arabian themed big top. Children under 2 years go free (sitting on an adults lap).”

The show will run December 15, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Tickets are available online here.

Producer Andy Mills-Brown said: “Like everyone else in the entertainment industry our business has been devastated by [the pandemic] but we really are determined that the show must go on.

“We would love to be working with theatres this year but as that just cannot happen at the moment we decided we would do our utmost to ensure the great British institution that is the traditional Christmas pantomime, can go ahead.

“Our production of Aladdin will be unlike any pantomime people have experienced before. The show will take place in the most enchanted setting of a Big Top tent and everyone will have their own personal area with a four-seater sofa.

“It will be different, there’s no question about it, but we feel this is the most sensible and exciting way to be able to stage a pantomime that people will feel safe and comfortable at and most importantly, enjoy.”

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