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Aladdin magic inspires Bonnie’s winter panto

BONNIE Lythgoe plans to take audiences on a magic carpet ride, when she stages her second winter pantomime in Sydney. Just off a plane from Los Angeles, Lythgoe told the Sunday Telegraph that she will produce Aladdin and his Wondrous Lamp at the State Theatre next July. The production will build on the success of Snow White, which she presented this year with a celebrity-studded cast led by Magda Szubanski as the Wicked Queen. “There’s so much magic about Aladdin, it’s one of my f

British pantomime ready to take Sydney by storm

There are few compensations for living through a British winter. One of them is the traditional Christmas pantomime. In towns and cities up and down the land, producers compete with each other for the stories and celebrities that will ensure boisterous houses in theatres from November to January every year. [caption id="attachment_1138" align="alignnone" width="620"] Pre-recording: Sir Cliff Richard in London this year recording his role of Mirror Enchanted for the pantomime. Photo: San Sh