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Aladdin, 2019

From the highly acclaimed creative team who brought you Dick Whittington And His Cat (2018) comes South Hill Park’s new Christmas pantomime – a mystical re-imagining of Aladdin (2019). 

Will Aladdin and his magical lamp defeat the forces of evil?

Will the princess and Aladdin find true love?

Will all of Aladdin’s wishes comes true?

Join a host of colourful characters on a magical carpet ride to the Wilde Theatre this Christmas…

South Hill Park’s critically acclaimed in-house pantomime is filled with magic and laughter and this year sees the welcome return of Bracknell’s favourite dame Brad Clapson along with the director behind Dick Whittington and His Cat (2018) and Beauty and the Beast (2017), Adam Stafford.

Aladdin is set to be the most spectacular production yet with creatives including Great British Pantomime Awards Nominee – Best Script Joyce Branagh (for Dick Whittington And His Cat, 2018) crafting this year’s script, and Great British Pantomime Award – Best Staging/ Set Design Winner Victoria Spearing (Dick Whittington And His Cat, 2018) returning with another award-worthy stage design.

The production runs from Friday 29 November 2019 to Saturday 4 January 2020.

Duration approx 2hrs 20mins including interval.

For more information, click here. Book your tickets online or through the Box Office (01344 484 123).

Ticket Prices

Band A: £22, Conc £20, Family ticket £76, Groups of 16+ £17pp

Band B: £20, Conc £18, Family ticket £68, Group of 16+ £15pp

NB: Family ticket = 2 adults and 2 children OR 1 adult and 3 children

For Group/School bookings please call the Box Office to book your tickets on 01344 484123.

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 – Strictly over 18yrs only
Fri 6 Dec 7pm, Thu 12 Dec 7pm, Fri 13 Dec 7pm, Thu 19 Dec 7pm & Fri 3 Jan 7pm. 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’ 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 people with learning disabilities.

Cast Biographies

Michael Ayiotis plays Abanazar

Michael couldn’t be happier to be spending his Christmas performing back at South Hill Park in this year’s pantomime.

After a fantastic run as Dick Whittington last year, Michael had an eventful 2019, performing in Market Boy at The Union Theatre, Touring China with Animalphabet, and then having a successful month run at Edinburgh Fringe with Wrath of Achilles.

He has enjoyed the challenge of developing his first panto baddie, and wishes everyone at South Hill Park the very best of Christmases.

Brad Clapson plays Widow Twankey

Brad is so happy to be returning to his hometown and his favourite theatre! Brad has been a busy bee the past couple of years. He is now head of Musical Theatre at Artemis College ( a performing arts 6th form located in Bracknell. He has also written and directed his first show “Just Judy” a piece of theatre based on the life of Judy Garland that was so good it has plans to go on a professional tour in 2020! He is also Artistic Director of Omni Theatre –

Brad’s acting credits include: Cockatoo in the UK and China Tour of AnimAlphabet (Hit the Mark Productions), Man 3 in Putting it Together, Hobby in Teechers (Blackeyed Theatre Company), Lead Male Singer in Keep Smiling Through (Waterloo East/Edinburgh Festival) and Narrator/Cabaret Act in Le Ronde – A New Gay Musical (Homo Promos). Choreography Credits include: Oz Revisted and Oliver! (South Hill Park Arts Centre & Theatre), SHOUT! The Mod Musical (Hit the Mark Productions) and Movement Director for Ben Hur (Reading Rep).

Faye Ellen plays Jasmine

Training: Italia Conti Arts Centre & LAMDA.

Credits include: Alice in Dick Whittington (South Hill Park), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (South Hill Park), Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Epsom Playhouse & Redditch Theatre), Natalie Goodman in Next to Normal (New Wimbledon Theatre) and Lead Vocalist for P&O. Commercials include: Quorn ‘Wondergrain’, Sony Playstation and Lucozade Sport.

Faye is represented by Russell Smith Associates and is very excited to be returning for her third Christmas at South Hill

Jacqueline Tate plays Empress of China

Jacqueline’s theatre credits include Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables, Christmas Eve in Avenue Q, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, My Fair Lady, The Pirates of Penzance, The Merry Widow, and the Broadway transfer of South Pacific.

She has sung Bernstein’s Mass in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra and South Pacific with the Alex Parker Orchestra at Cadogan Hall.


Jake Watkins plays Aladdin

Training: BA (Hons) Musical Theatre from The Guildford School of Acting.

Theatre credits include: Franz in Rock of Ages (Norwegian Breakaway), Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (Royal Hippodrome Eastbourne), Lead Vocalist (Celebrity Cruise Lines) and Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).

Film credits include: Ben in Silent Place (Released 2020), Daryl in Cupid (Released 2020) and Don’t Speak (Released 2020).

Jake is represented by Russell Smith Associates.

Marnie Yule plays The Genie

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, MA Musical Theatre.

Credits whilst training include: Rose in Gypsy, Harper Regan in Harper Regan, Ensemble in Nine, and Father in Children of Eden.
Theatre includes: Jenny in It Shoulda Been You (Edinburgh Fringe) and Max in Tenacious D: The Musical of Destiny (Edinburgh Fringe).

Marnie is represented by Russell Smith Associates and is very excited to join the cast of Aladdin – her first adventure into pantoland!

Praise for our Pantos

South Hill Park’s pantomimes have gained a reputation by both critics and audience members as high-quality, high-energy productions, with an enthusiastic cast and creatives, as well as entertaining scripts, catch tunes and spectacular sets.

Dick Whittington And His Cat (2018)

‘Pure panto gold – high energy singing, dancing, panto patter and audience participation’ Muddy Stilettos

‘This show packed to the brim with songs, dancing and laughs, certainly lit up the faces of the exuberant audience…the energy coming off the stage could have lit up all of Bracknell!’ Maidenhead Advertiser

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

‘From the raising of the curtain […] you just know you are in for another fun-filled feast of festive family fun.’ Maidenhead Advertiser

South Hill Park has delivered a family show that the youngsters will love and help make their Christmas magical.’ Wokingham Paper

Cinderella (2016)

‘The effervescent production of Cinderella showing at South Hill Park was full of vim and verve, with a very effective feel-good factor that had the audience in raptures.’ Henley Standard

 ‘…this year’s Cinderella continued to impress with a very enjoyable, high quality must-see family panto that we’ve come to expect.’ Maidenhead Advertiser

 ‘This is a solid pantomime buoyed by its vibrancy, which never wavers.’ The Stage

Sleeping Beauty (2015)

‘It’s a festive phenomenon! I don’t know how they do it, but do it they do! South Hill Park’s panto is once again a brilliant, fun packed family seasonal showstopper.’ Windsor Express

‘Another fab and funny show for families at South Hill Park… certainly one to watch.’ Get Reading

‘The standard of the pantos at the Wilde Theatre have always been high over the years, but ‘Sleeping Beauty’ has raised the bar…’ Maidenhead Advertiser