Our Aladdin launch day

Our Aladdin cast, left to right: Scott Maslen, Lloyd Hollett, Ben Roddy, Bentley Kalu, Masashi Fujimoto, Phil Gallagher, Christine Allado and David Albury.

Our Aladdin cast, left to right: Scott Maslen, Lloyd Hollett, Ben Roddy, Bentley Kalu, Masashi Fujimoto, Phil Gallagher, Christine Allado and David Albury.

It may only be June, but Sunday was all about panto! Our annual launch is the first time our pantomime cast get to meet each other (if they haven’t already done so) and is also our chance to say hello to the people who will share our theatre for two months over Christmas.

It wasn’t all about the niceties though – it’s always a busy day and this year seemed even busier. Somehow – and with the help of lots of water (it was hot!) and Ben Roddy’s jokes – we managed to do a photo shoot, film our green screen moving posters, interview cast members, film our television advert (you’re in for a treat), and record the radio ads. Phew.

Thanks to everyone (especially the cast) for making it such a productive and fun day. If we’ve started as we mean to go on, it’s going to be some show!

As you can see, pantomime isn’t just for Christmas. The launch is just one of the many activities that take place throughout the year, from casting to curtain up. Read more about this at a later date.

So, here’s Ben Roddy saying hello and introducing you to our wonderful cast.


And now for a glimpse behind the scenes…

Aladdin at The Marlowe Theatre 2014 David Albury and Christine Allado as Aladdin and Jasmine.

A costume adjustment during a photo shoot with our Aladdin (David Albury) and Jasmine (Christine Allado).

Ben Roddy and Lloyd Hollett (Aladdin at The Marlowe Theatre 2014)

Ben and Lloyd chat to a journalist in The Green Room.

Aladdin at The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, television advert filming on press launch day

Filming for the television advert begins with a dance number from our ensemble cast.

Ben Roddy, Lloyd Hollett and Phil Gallagher in Aladdin at The Marlowe Theatre. Press launch day.

A break between filming for Ben, Phil and Lloyd.

Masashi Fujimoto as the Emperor of China.  Aladdin at The Marlowe Theatre 2014.

Masashi Fujimoto as the Emperor of China, striking a pose. Masashi has had a varied acting career but you may remember him as host of Channel 4’s Banzai!

Scott Maslen in Aladdin at The Marlowe Theatre. Press launch day.

Scott enjoying the glitter storm.

Ben Roddy in Aladdin at The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury 2014. Press launch day.

Ben really enjoying the glitter storm…

Christine Allado in Aaddin at The Marlowe Theatre 2014. Press launch day.

A happy end to the day for Christine Allado (Princess Jasmine) and Paul Hendy.

Ben Roddy in Aladdin at The Marlowe Theatre 2014. Press launch day.

And a clumsy one for Ben.

Aladdin plays at The Marlowe Theatre from Friday 28 November – Sunday 11 January. All photos by Tim Stubbings.

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