A MAGICAL adventure will kick off in Tenbury this week as panto season gets underway in the town.

The Regal Theatre will be proudly presenting its ninth annual professional pantomime, Aladdin, from December 15, promising a "spectacular journey filled with love, laughter, enchantment, and a dash of mischief".

The show will follow the story of Aladdin as he falls in love with the beautiful Princess, discovers an enchanted lamp, and embarks on a thrilling quest for fortune.

Alongside him are his hilarious and endearing mum, Betty Bagwash, and a mysterious and manic Genie who promises to make your spirits soar. But beware, lurking in the shadows is the wicked Bjorn Narstee, determined to get his hands on that magical lamp. Expect boos and hisses aplenty in this much-loved pantomime! A Christmas cracker of a treat for all ages!

Genie will be played by Lily Sitzia, who brings her talent to Tenbury for the first time from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, while theatre graduate Hollie Smith Nelson will star as Princess Holly, and Welsh recent drama graduate Kieren Kinsey will be making his professional debut after graduation as Aladdin. 

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Alan French, who has appeared in TV shows including Hollyoaks, Brassic, Cold Feet, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and Waterloo Road will delight as Dame Betty Bagwash, while Daniel Hawthorne will thrill as panto baddie, Bjorn Narstee.

Sean MacGregor will play both Sergeant Seizem and King Troll, while Royal Birmingham Conservatoire-trained Nadia Shash will shine as Queen Mistletoe.

Last but not least is local talent Amelia Jones as Constable Nabbem, who The Regal said they are proud to support as she pursues her dreams in the world of musical theatre.

Aladdin will be on stage at the Regal Theatre in Tenbury Wells from December 15 to December 31, with shows at various times, including a special relaxed performance at 10.30am on December 20. 

Tickets are available from the theatre by visiting bit.ly/aladdin-regal