In January 2017 the Knaresborough Players will be presenting their annual family pantomime. This year’s production is Aladdin and the Pirates, a modern take on the traditional family pantomime story.
Set in Old Peking, the story centres around Widow Twankey and her son Aladdin who is in love with the Emperor’s daughter Princess Eugenie. Meanwhile, evil pirate Captain Abanazer and his wicked crew trick Aladdin into helping them locate a magical lamp on Pirate Island. The Gene Genie who appears from the lamp sets out to help Captain Abanazer become the richest and most powerful man in the kingdom, kidnap the Princess and turn Aladdin’s dreams to dust. Assisted by his friend Wishee Washee and their pet penguin Monty, Aladdin stumbles upon a powerful (if a little awkward) genie of his own who helps him stand up to his wicked uncle. But can Aladdin defeat the pirates, win fame and fortune, marry the princess and live happily ever after?