Panto news!

Christmas is on the horizon and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has announced its magical casting for this year’s DZC sponsored pantomime, Aladdin.

Direct from the West End, Pop Idol alumni, Zoe Birkett, will play the Spirit of the Ring, alongside EastEnders’ Beppe Di Marco, Michael Greco as Abanazar.

The title role will be played by CBeebies Presenter, Ben Cajee, while panto favourite and winner of the Best Panto Comic at the 2022 UK Pantomime Associate Awards, Tam Ryan returns to the Grand Theatre’s stage this year as Wishee Washee alongside Ian Adams as Widow Twankey.

Professional singer, Sofie Anné from Wolverhampton, whose famous aunt is singing sensation, Beverley Knight, will play Princess Jasmine.

DZC Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’re delighted to be the local partner of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre once again and we can’t wait to see this year’s show, which again promises to be great fun!”

The show runs from Saturday, December 3 2022 until Saturday January 7.

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