Christmas in Perth will be more magical than ever this year with the transformed Perth Theatre taking centre stage! The newly refurbished Perth Theatre is ready to open its doors with a rib-ticklingly festive production of pantomime favourite.
Perth Theatre will mark its official reopening with family panto Aladdin on Saturday 9 December. Perth panto dame, Barrie Hunter and heroes Aladdin and Jasmine are calling on everyone to help stop body-popping, break-dancing baddy, Abanazer from winning the panto! Can they stop him? Not without your help they can't! Written by Joel Horwood and directed by Lu Kemp, the foot-stamping, toe-tapping Perth festive tradition will be packed with songs, fun and laughter.
There is plenty chance to catch Perth Theatre’s homecoming panto in the gloriously restored auditorium as it runs until Saturday 6 January.
About the Cast
Regular Panto Dame Barrie Hunter has worked extensively in theatres across Scotland and the U.K with such companies as The Royal Lyceum and Tron Theatre in Edinburgh. He was recently part of a performance of Three Sisters at Oran Mor in Glasgow and he has worked with acclaimed film director Ken Loach and has guest starred in episodes of both Rab C. Nesbitt and Still Game on Scottish T.V.
About the Writer
Joel Horwood is a British playwriter who has been a member of the Royal Court/BBC 50 scheme. His work includes I Caught Crabs in Walberswick and Mikey the Pikey which were both featured at the Edinburgh Fringe. He was also one of the four writers who adapted Radiohead's Ok Computer for BBC Radio 4.
About the Director
Lu Kemp is the new artistic director for the recently transformed Perth Theatre. An award-winning theatre director and creative leader, Lu Kemp has worked with a wide variety of companies including the National Theatre of Scotland, The Citizen’s Theatre, The RSC and Tricycle Theatre, touring productions across the UK and internationally. Most recently she directed Rapunzel at Citizen’s Theatre Glasgow and also directed critically acclaimed productions Bondagers, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Don Quixote Òran Mór and the CATS nominated production The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish for the National Theatre of Scotland. Awards.