November, 2019

29NovMulti-Day Event05JanAladdin - 2019 Christmas PantoVarious Times Available - Click 'Book Tickets' for a Full Breakdown(Multi-Day Event) Price: Various Prices Available - Click 'Book Tickets' for a Full Breakdown


November 29 (Friday) - January 5 (Sunday)


Wilde Theatre

South Hill Park, Ringmead, RG12 7PA


Various Prices Available – Click ‘Book Tickets’ for a Full Breakdown

Event Details

Aladdin – 2019 Christmas Panto

From the highly acclaimed creative team who brought you Dick Whittington And His Cat (2018) comes South Hill Park’s mystical re-imagining of Aladdin.

Will Aladdin and his magical lamp defeat the forces of evil? Will the princess and Aladdin find true love?

Join a host of colourful characters in a magical carpet ride to the Wilde Theatre this 2019.

An award-worthy pantomime! Last year’s pantomime Dick Whittington And His Cat was highly regarded by the Great British Pantomime Awards with a nomination for Best Script (Joyce Branagh).  Our talented designer Victoria Spearing won the award for Best Staging/Set Design.

Performances Fri 29 Nov 2019 to Sun 5 Jan 2020. Two new performances on Sun 5 Jan added!

Performance duration approximately 2hrs 20mins including interval.

Don’t forget to order your programme in advance for just £3.50 (£4 if purchased on the day).


Booking Information

For Group/School bookings please call the Box Office to book your tickets on 01344 484123. For details of our schools and group booking policy please click here (PDF).

Family tickets = 2 adults and 2 children OR 1 adult and 3 children.

Concession tickets = Seniors over 65yrs, full time students and unemployed (in receipt of unemployment benefit).

Babies under 12 months go free if you hold your child during the performance. If you wish to leave your baby in its carrier seat you will need to purchase a ticket.

Booster Seats Available
Booster seats are available for hire during performances in the Wilde Theatre. £1 per seat, limited availability, no reservations. They will be available from the Wilde Theatre Foyer before the performance, payment by cash only.
Important note: Booster seats are NOT permitted for use in the middle and upper tier of the theatre.

Wheelchair/Accessible Spaces
There are a limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces in the stalls of the Wilde Theatre. If you or one of your party has limited mobility please speak to our Box Office team on 01344 484123 before booking. Companions for people with registered disabilities are entitled to a complimentary ticket.

Special Performances

ADULT ONLY Performances – Over 18yrs only
Fri 6 Dec 7pm, Thu 12 Dec 7pm, Fri 13 Dec 7pm, Thu 19 Dec 7pm, Thu 2 Jan 7pm (extra date added) & Fri 3 Jan 7pm.

Important Note: Children under 18yrs are NOT permitted to attend this performance. Family and child tickets are not available for ADULT ONLY performances.

British Sign Language – signed performance
Sat 7 Dec 2pm. 

Relaxed ‘Autism Friendly’ Performance
Tue 3 Dec at 2pm will be a relaxed performance where the house lights are left low, pyrotechnics and sound levels reduced.

A relaxed performance is intended specifically to be sensitive to, and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with autistic spectrum conditions, people living with dementia, parents with very young children on their first outing to the theatre, and anyone with sensory and communication disorders or learning disabilities.

Accessible large print programmes £3.50. We recommend ordering in advance online.

11 Comments. Leave new

Tammy Ford-Whyte
May 31, 2019 10:44 pm

Hello, do you do open auditions for ensemble?
If you do what is the date please?

Andi Nichols
June 10, 2019 12:27 pm

Hi Tammy. All the information you need is below:

Panto Auditions – Junior Ensemble

Want to be in panto? Oh yes, you do! Audition for South HiIl Park’s in-house pantomime production this Christmas Aladdin (Fri 29 Nov 2019 – Sat 4 Jan 2020)!

We are looking for 30 young performers who can dance, sing and act to form three teams of ten, 8 to 18 years of age.


There will be six audition slots over one weekend in June lasting one and a half hours each:

Saturday 22 June: 11.00 -12.30 / 14.00 -15.30 / 16.00 – 17.30

Sunday 23 June: 11.00 -12.30 / 14.00 -15.30 / 16.00 – 17.30


South Hill Park Arts Centre, Recital Room


Boys or girls aged between 8 and 18 yrs.


There are 20 audition places for each slot so please book in advance for a time that is convenient to you. You can book through the South Hill Park box office, southhillpark.org.uk or by calling 01344 484123.

Please note there is a £5 administration fee, and this must be paid before the audition day. This fee can be paid at the time of booking.

You will also need to fill out an audition registration form which will be emailed to you along with a FAQ sheet once you have booked an audition time.

Please make sure that you attach a passport-sized photo with the form – this is to help us remember you after this audition.


1) What time do I need to arrive?

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your audition time. This will give us enough time to register your arrival and make sure you have filled in the registration form.

2) What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring along a printed passport photo/photo of yourself. This helps us when we are selecting the ensemble once you’ve left the room. You will need comfortable clothes and shoes. Dance shoes are perfect if you have them. If you are cast, you will be expected to purchase a pair of jazz shoes before the rehearsal process starts.

Make sure you wear clothes that are suitable for dancing and physical movement.

Bring a bottle of water. The auditions are very energetic and you will get hot and thirsty.

3) What will I do during the auditions?

Please prepare a short monologue, speech or poem to perform as part of the audition. It should be around 30 seconds long. Adam would also like you to come with three jokes to tell the audition panel.

You will also be taught a short piece of dance by Charlotte, the choreographer, and will have an opportunity to sing a song with Tim, the musical director.

Rehearsals and performances:

Joining the pantomime cast is a big commitment and should be considered carefully before registering to audition. The rehearsals will take place every Sunday from September. Each member of the junior ensemble will be required to attend both technical rehearsals and one dress rehearsal on either 26, 27 or 28 November (evening) and commit to approximately 21 performances between 29 November and 4 January.

If you have any queries please contact: chaperone@nullsouthhillpark.org.uk


Thanks I am a mother and very busy! This helped me alot!


Can you tell me who is in the main cast please


Hi. We just have the three cast members confirmed at the moment: Shani Cantor as the genie, Brad Clapson as Widow Twankey and Faye Ellen as Princess Jasmine. Other castings will be unveiled shortly.


How long is the pantomime performance please


Hi Carol. We don’t have a running time yet as rehearsals haven’t yet begun. They are usually around 2hrs 30mins but i’ll update the website when I get more information.

Tania Chizlett
November 4, 2019 10:28 am

How do I get my kids mentioned at the pantomime performance at the end? We always go to your Panto and I forget every year to get them a mention. Thank you!


Hi Tania. You just need to speak to a senior steward on the day (before you go into the show) and they will take the names down to be read out. Well done for remembering this year!


Can you tell me whether there will be water thrown on stage near the audience? Our seats are in the front stalls and water would cause a problem for one of our party who has an ear condition.


Hi Jane. I’ve just contacted the show manager to ask if there is any water sprayed into the audience during the Panto. They say that there is no water pistol this year but one joke that involves water being thrown across the audience from a bucket. This happens a couple of times during the routine. It’s not a large amount of water (the bucket isn’t anywhere near full) and the cast try to spread it thinly across the stalls.

A good idea might be to tell one of the stewards at the start of the performance where you are sitting – they could then pass the info on to the cast and crew so you could be avoided when the water is thrown.


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