Aladdin is heading for the Octagon Theatre

Aladdin is heading for the Octagon Theatre

BRINGING some extra sparkle to Somerset this Christmas will be the annual pantomime at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil.

This year the popular theatre is presenting the magical tale of Aladdin for 37 amazing performances - starting on December 13.  Aladdin is heading for the Octagon Theatre

The Octagon is delighted to be working with Paul Hendy, Emily Wood and their fantastically talented team at Evolution Productions.

Following on from the success of Cinderella last year the Octagon's 26th pantomime looks set to enchant with spectacular sets, a superb live band, fabulous costumes and dazzling special effects.

The Octagon are very excited to welcome back the hilarious Ben Langley as Wishee Washee who will lead a West End cast in this spectacular production.

Arts & Entertainment Manager, Adam Burgan, said: 'The Octagon pantomime really has gone from strength to strength with 20,000 families celebrating the festive season with us at the pantomime.

Aladdin is heading for the Octagon Theatre'We'll be working very closely with our new producers Evolution Productions to ensure that this year's show will contain more mayhem, action, and magic than ever before. I think it's such a wonderful, funny and well-loved story and as always I would urge people to book their tickets early to avoid disappointment.'''

Aladdin promises to be the biggest and best pantomime Somerset and Dorset has ever seen and will be packed with magic, illusion, adventure, comedy, music and fun.

Aladdin will run from Thursday, December 13, to Sunday, January 6, 2013. To book your tickets call the Box Office (01935) 422884, visit or pop in to The Octagon Theatre.

The cast is as follows: Wishee Washee, Ben Langley; Aladdin, David Ribi; Princess Jasmine, Abigail Climer; Widow Twankey, Mark Lyminster; Abanaza, Miles Western; The Genie of the Lamp, Samson Kayo; The Emporer of China, Stephen McCarthy; The Slave of the Ring, Lizzie Frances; PC Pongo, James Mitchell; The Sarah Spratt Dancers and Juvenile Chorus.

Aladdin is heading for the Octagon Theatre