Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has announced its 2022/2023 panto will be Aladdin with first casting revealed.
Promising a magic carpet ride for the whole family full of fabulous fun and spectacular staging, the show will run from Saturday, 3 December 2022 to Saturday, 7 January 2023.
Panto favourite, Tam Ryan will play Wishee Washee and bring with him his signature charm and wit, which asserted him as a firm audience favourite in Cinderella.
His appearance as Buttons in last year’s pantomime achieved huge critical acclaim and it has been announced today that Tam has received a finalist nomination in the ‘Best Comic’ category for his role in Cinderella at the Pantomime Awards by the UK Pantomime Association.
On his return to Wolverhampton for Aladdin, Tam said: “When I walked out as Buttons for the first time to that opening night audience of Cinderella, I have to say that I thought they were the best panto audience I’ve ever performed to. There wasn’t one single show of the run where I thought ‘this isn’t going to work’ – the Wolverhampton panto is a very good fit for me.
“The Grand Theatre is perfect for panto, because it’s a very intimate auditorium but it seats a mighty 1,200 people, which is great for comedy because you still get the big audience laughter but none of the comedy gets lost – I can’t wait to come back!”
Further casting is to be announced.
Join Aladdin on a spectacular quest from humble beginnings to riches beyond his wildest dreams! With a magical lamp, the help of a trusty genie and three wishes, only he can take on the evil sorcerer Abanazar!
Can he conquer the cave of wonders and who will win the heart of the princess in the most spellbinding battle of good versus evil!? Find out in the Grand Theatre’s glittering 2022/23 pantomime, on sale next week!
For more information and tickets, visit grandtheatre.co.uk