New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth is excited to announce the 2023 pantomime flying into Portsmouth is Aladdin.
Aladdin will be a truly magical production of enchantment, romance and comedy. With live music, stunning sets, slick choreography and sensational costumes, audiences can also expect all the traditional entertaining panto fun.

The captivating tale will be brought to life by a line-up of professional actors from both stage and screen. With an impressive repertoire of theatre performances around the country, Alex Scott Fairley will join the cast as Abanazaar while much-loved and previous NTR panto Dame Chris Aukett will return to the stage once again to play Widow Twankey. The title role of Aladdin will be played by Emma Marsh while Kaysha Nada will grace the stage as Princess Jasmine. The comedy will be provided by matriarchal Widow Twankey alongside James Oates as Wishee-Washee and P.C. played by Josiah Eloi. Taking on the role of the mystical Genie will be Miguel Angel, who has appeared in West End and UK tours alongside the likes of Vincent Simone and Donny Osmond.

The talented Junior Ensemble dancers are all attendees of the local Portsmouth, Classique School of Dance.

Following on from the success of the last two Christmas pantos, New Theatre Royal has once again teamed up with Jordan Productions for this year’s festive fun. Managing Director, Chris Jordan comments: “We can’t wait to bring our production of Aladdin to the Portsmouth audience this Christmas and New Year. Full of magic and surprises, fun and laughter, we hope to bring families and friends together for a truly enjoyable panto experience.”

Head of Marketing at New Theatre Royal, Andy Sheppard, comments: “The Christmas show at New Theatre Royal is becoming the new unmissable family tradition for our local audiences. It is wonderful to see the response we’ve had since we made the decision to bring panto back to our stage. This is now the third year of working with Jordan Productions and we are so excited to unveil another truly magical show, created to entertain families of all ages.”

The panto runs from Friday 8 until Sunday 31 December 2023 with a BSL Signed Performance on 17 December and Relaxed Performance on 31 December.