One of the biggest East Midlands Panto returns to Derby for 2015 with Aladdin at the new Derby Arena!
Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton as The Slave of the Ring
The Only Way Is Essex Dan Osborne as Genie of the Lamp
5ive's Ritchie Neville as Aladdin
Richard David-Caine and Joseph Elliott (from CBeebies' Swashbuckle) as PC's Ping and Pong
Mike McClean as Wishee Washee
Leon Craig as Widow Twankey
Take a magical carpet ride through a tale of eastern promise and adventure, where you will discover a magical world of make-believe. Follow loveable rogue Aladdin on his quest for hidden treasure as he tries to win the heart of the beautiful Princess Jasmine.
This fairy-tale story will have all your favourite panto characters, including the Genie of the Lamp, the Slave of the Ring, evil sorcerer Uncle Abanazar, Aladdin’s no-good brother Wishee Washee, and the ultimate pantomime dame, Widow Twankey! Find out if the Genie can make all your wishes come true in this spectacular production, full of fun and laughter, which will captivate both the youngest and oldest in your family.
After the success of the last Assembly Rooms pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk, the East Midlands Christmas theatre event of 2015 will return with fabulous new sets & costumes, hilarious slapstick comedy, high energy music & dance routines, and lots of audience participation, Aladdin will fulfil your three wishes for Christmas 2015. Join us as we open-sesame on a pantomime of pure sparkle and shine inside the incredible new Derby Arena!
Check out our production trailer below!
Transport & parking
Finding us is easy, we are located just outside Derby City Centre on Pride Park and we are easily accessible by car, bus or train. Please use DE24 8AN or type in 'Derby Arena' into your navigation system if you are using satnav to locate us.
Standard and disabled car parking is available at the Arena at a charge of £3 per vehicle and there is also an option for drop offs.
Please note that some performances clash with Derby County football matches, this includes shows on 12 and 26 Dec where the car park will close 20 mins after any morning performance has finished and then not be accessible to pantomime attendees until 6pm.
Traveling by bus
From Sunday 25 October there is a new bus timetable in place making Derby Arena more accessible from wider parts of the city, buses are traveling to the Arena from 6am in the morning through to 10pm in the evening. For the full timetable and route map visit the Arriva Bus website.
Traveling by train
If you are travelling by train the Arena is located a short 15 minute walk from Derby train station or via a 2 minute taxi journey.
***Please note, Ritchie Neville will NOT be performing as Aladdin in either of the Wed 30 Dec performances (2pm & 7pm)
**** Please note, Dan Osborne will NOT be performing as Genie of the Lamp on Tue 22 Dec 2pm performance.