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LISTEN: Meet The Cast of Aladdin at York Grand Opera House

LISTEN: Meet The Cast of Aladdin at York Grand Opera House

Published at 2:55pm 21st December 2016.

What do you get if you mix wonderous 3D effects, a magical genie, dazzling sets, glamorous costumes, fabulous magic, hysterical comedy, an A-List cast and a dollop of traditional pantomime fun? Well, Aladdin at the York Grand Opera House of course!

You may be familiar with the arabian Disney version of the classic story, but the traditional panto version of Aladdin is set in Old Peking, with magical carpet ride of course!

The Grand Opera House's cast features TV favourites Paul Sinha, from The Chase, as the evil Abanazar, Suzanne Shaw, of Hear'Say fame, as Princess Jasmine and Debbie McGee as the Genie of the Ring. On top of that there's former Doctor Who companion Frazer Hines as the Emperor.

We popped by between two shows to meet key members of the cast Carl Tracey, who plays Aladdin, and Steve Wickenden, who plays the wickedly funny Widow Twankey, Aladdin's dame mother.

Have a listen to what you can expect from a festive trip to York this season:

Aladdin runs at the York Grand Opera House until Sunday 1st January. Tickets are available from ATG Tickets here.

Hear more festive treats from Stray FM's Christmas Show here.