Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Wanted

THE search is on for a key player in this year’s Kenton Theatre panto — a lamp for Aladdin.

THE search is on for a key player in this year’s Kenton Theatre panto — a lamp for Aladdin.

While the cast has been chosen, the script nearly finished and seats on sale there is one slight problem — finding a lamp that fits the panto bill.

The team working on the pantomime is asking if anyone in Henley might have a lamp fit to be held by Aladdin. It might be a family heirloom with pride of place in the living room or it could be hidden away gathering dust in a loft or a cellar.

If anyone does have an appropriate lamp they can loan — and it passes the audition — the show’s director is offering a pair of free tickets for the show in return.

Director Heather Simpkin said: “We all have an idea of exactly what the lamp should look like from our own childhood but finding one that is big enough and shiny enough to play such a major part in the pantomime is not proving to be easy.

“It really has to be big enough to be seen and the chances are that will have come from abroad so we are hoping that someone in the town will have exactly what we are looking for. I doubt if it will have the magical powers of the one in the story, but you never know.

“We would obviously take great care of it but apart from getting to see the show the owner would be helping to bring a great deal of fun to a lot of people.”

If you think that you might have a lamp for Aladdin then get in touch with the Kenton Theatre by emailing programming@kenton theatre.co.uk or alternatively contact the Henley Standard.

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