A Lot of Love for Aladdin
The Courtyard is celebrating the most successful Pantomime Season to date with over 22,000 people visiting the arts centre to watch Aladdin throughout its six week run.
Throughout its seventy-one shows, Aladdin has received brilliant feedback including a five-star review from The Stage. Audiences from the performances also helped to raise £12,000 through bucket collections for The Courtyard’s Christmas Appeal which will be divided between The Courtyard and pantomime Charity Partner Herefordshire Community Foundation.
This year’s pantomime was also made accessible to all with an audio described and a signed performance of the production. This year’s Relaxed Performance, which was adapted to particularly suit individuals with autism spectrum conditions, learning difficulties or sensory and communication difficulties was The Courtyard’s most successful to date with nearly two hundred people attending.
As families from across the region came to watch Aladdin and Princess Mo-Li fall in love, a real life love story also played out on stage when audience member Andrew Berry proposed to his girlfriend on stage with the assistance of Widow Twankey.
As well as attending Christmas Light switch on events across Hereford, the cast also visited the Children’s Ward at Hereford County Hospital and delivered presents to patients.
Ian Archer, Chief Executive and Artistic Director says: “Our wishes have certainly been granted with the success of Aladdin, a production which has been full of magical moments. It has been fantastic to see the building filled with so many people enjoying the festive season.”
Tickets are already on sale for the next pantomime, Sleeping Beauty. Sleeping Beauty will be in the Main House from Saturday 25 November 2017 – Saturday 6 January 2018. To book tickets, or for more information contact the Box Office on 01432 340555.