Mansfield Hospital’s Theatre Troupe’s hilarious adaptation of Aladdin is just what the doctor ordered . . .

The cast of Mansfield Hospital's Theatre Troupe in Aladdin.
The cast of Mansfield Hospital's Theatre Troupe in Aladdin.

A rib-tickling journey to the Orient and Egypt is the latest offering from the ever-popular Mansfield Hospital’s Theatre Troupe.

Its adaptation of panto favourite Aladdin was awash with colour, traditional saucy panto humour and plenty of song and dance.

The story follows the tale of Aladdin (Rachel Best) in his quest to win the heart of beautiful Princess Say Wen (Sarah Clark).

Of course, in true panto style nothing goes to plan, and Aladdin has to overcome the evil that is Abanazar (Martin Killick) before he can live happily ever with his girl.

Killick is excellent throughout as the stereotypical villain booed at every opportunity by an enthusiastic Palace Theatre audience.

Another audience favourite is Trevor Brownley as the saucy Widow Twankey - with his acerbic wit a constant feature.

There is plenty of comedy routines throughout, with Pleasley and Clipstone coming in for some well meaning stick.

The dance routines were well choreographed and special mention must go to the youngsters from the Happy Feet Dance Studio.

There was also plenty of audience participation, with the usual cries ‘oh yes she is’ and ‘he’s behind you’ bringing a true panto flavour to proceedings.

Directed by troupe stalwart Trevor Morley, the packed Palace Theatre audience was given a late festive treat as the cast rose to the occasion once again.

If you have some spare time this week then why not pop along to see Aladdin. Contact 01623 633133 for details.