Lead GEMS actor - playing the fabulous Widow Twankey - being fitted with the costume.
Aladdin is a traditional English family pantomime.
The classic tale features Aladdin, Widow Twanky, the Genie
of the lamp and many more. It's traditional for a young
actress to take the part of the hero (the 'principal boy'),
and a male actor to portray an old woman ('the dame').
This 2003 Aladdin script has been written exclusively for
GEMS by Robert Marsden.