Aladdin

In Old Peking young Aladdin lives a simple life working away at Widow Twankey's laundry along with his brother Wishee Washee. One day he dares to break the law and catch a glimpse of the breathtakingly beautiful Princess and must now avoid the Chinese Policemen who have been tasked with bringing him to justice. To make things worse, Aladdin is also besotted with the Princess.

The Emperor will never allow his daughter to marry a penniless laundry boy and it seems that Aladdin will be unhappy forever. Suddenly, a solution presents itself in the form of a dodgy old wizard who tells Aladdin about a powerful genie who can grant him three wishes. All he has to do is find the magic lamp and bring it to him. However the wizard is not to be trusted and Aladdin's quest to win the heart of the Princess becomes a breath-taking adventure to save the entire kingdom.

 

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"The script's strength lies in the ease with which wisecrack follows witticism"

Times of Malta

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Aladdin was first produced by Masquerade Theatre Company from the 18th December 2009 - 6th January 2010 at Teatru Manoel, Valletta.

 

2009 Production

Director - anthony bezzina

Musical Director - Kevin Abela

Choreographer - Jes Sciberras

Original Cast

Aladdin - Francis Ghersci

Widow Twankey (Dame) - Malcolm Galea

Evil Wizard - Louis Andrew Cassar

Princess - Dorothy Bezzina

Wishee Washee - Philip Stilon

Emperor - Joseph Zammit

Genie - Luke Dalli

Slave of the Ring - Olga Grixti

Baba Su Lee (Sidekick 1) - Daniel Mangion

Boo Su Lee (Sidekick 2) - James Ryder Muscat

Bobbit - Daniel Galea

Castratum - David Debono

Prisoner - Thomas Galea

Terracotta General - Paul Cuschieri

Keeper of the Lamp - Rebecca Galea

Santa Claus - Paul Cuschieri 

Chorus

Alexander Gatesy Lewis, André Mercieca, Ariane Micallef Borg, Claire Mifsud, Colette Caruana, Daniel Galea, David Debono, Elena Zammit, Harley Mallia, Kristina Frendo, Lindsay Buttigieg, Maria Caruana, Paul Cuschieri, Rambert Attard, Rebecca Galea, Thomas Galea