29th November 2019 - 12th January 2020
Tickets from £18.50
Running time approx 2 hours 4 minutes
Or call the box office: 01753 853 888
“A fabulous show full of energy and spirit”
THE HENLEY STANDARD
“Great fun and theatre magic”
THE DAILY MAIL
Theatre Royal Windsor is delighted to announce our 2019 ‘genie’us of a pantomime, the magical tale of Aladdin!
Make your wishes come true and join us on this magical carpet ride of a show, featuring Theatre Royal Windsor’s traditional pantomime comedy capers, with a sprinkle of magic and dazzling dancers, colourful costumes and a glittering star cast featuring actor Paul Nicholas, musical legend Marti Webb and not forgetting the little fox with the big laugh, Basil Brush! A treasure of a show you won’t want to miss.
Joining Paul, Marti and Basil are Windsor’s favourite calamitous comedy duo, Kevin Cruise and Steven Blakeley who are celebrating their 10th year in Panto together at Theatre Royal Windsor.
Tickets available from just £17! Family tickets are also available (see below for more information).
EXTRA WEEK ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!
Due to popular demand, this year’s pantomime is being extended for an extra week – making ALADDIN Theatre Royal Windsor’s biggest panto of all time! The extended week will run from Monday 7 – Sunday 12 January 2020.
9 Jan at 2:30pm – Relaxed Performances**
Family Tickets available for selected performances!
Family of 3: £75.00
Family of 4: £90.00
Valid for the following performances:
9 Jan, 2.30pm & 7pm
10 Jan, 7pm
11 Jan, 1pm & 4pm
12 Jan, 1pm & 4pm
To book, please contact our Box Office Team on 01753 853 888.
Paul Nicholas became a household favourite in the role of Vince Pinner in the celebrated British sitcom Just Good Friends opposite Jan Francis, which won the BAFTA award for Best Comedy Series. Paul has continued to star in many TV series including the evil Gavin Sullivan in EastEnders and can be seen as himself in the BAFTA nominated series The Real Marigold Hotel and Marigold On Tour.
His film credits include: Tommy, The Jazz Singer, Stardust, Lisztomania, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The World is Full of Married Men, What Became of Jack and Jill, See No Evil, Yesterday’s Hero and more recently Neville Chamberlain in Masaryk.
On stage, Paul’s theatrical success began 50 years ago in 1968 when he originated the role of Claude in the London premiere of Hair. Following this, in 1972 he originated the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. He starred as Danny Zuko in the original West End production of Grease with Elaine Page and as the Rum Tum Tugger in the original production of Cats. His other leading role musical credits include Jekyll & Hyde, Barnum, 42nd Street, Singing in the Rain, Dr Doolittle, A Christmas Carol, Pirates Of Penzance, Tale Of Two Cities, Fiddler On The Roof, Jerry Herman’s Dear World, Guys and Dolls.
His venture into pop singing in 1976 resulted in four top ten UK hits including the USA two-million bestseller ‘Heaven On The Seventh Floor’. Paul has since received a further four gold albums and presented his own pop series on Granada TV called Paul. His numerous television appearances also include four Royal Variety Performances. At the end of 1991 Paul was the subject of This Is Your Life. For his service to show business and charity, Paul was awarded a Silver Heart from the Variety Club of Great Britain.
Paul has also co-produced numerous shows including Grease, Singing in the Rain, Evita, Pirates of Penzance, Chess and Saturday Night Fever.
Paul has just completed a UK Tour as Father Merrin in The Exorcist and is delighted to be performing in Aladdin.
Basil came into being in 1962 and celebrated the 50th anniversary of the start of his Basil Brush Show in 2018.
His humour is able to cross the generations with audiences of all ages captivated by his live shows and TV appearances. He is as popular today as he has ever been bringing chaos, humour and in his own lovable way, a small bit of anarchy to any situation. Basil has performed at the Glastonbury Music Festival, entertained families at Butlins and Pontins and also Hosted the Children’s Prom Concert at the Albert Hall with Katie Derham.
Panto is a favourite time of year for Basil – he is a firm favourite at Theatre Royal Windsor having starred in many pantos here!
Basil has performed for the Royal family at many of their Royal Galas. After 12 years on CBBC, Basil has proved a popular contestant on quiz shows, appearing on Pointless, winning The Weakest Link, and more recently on The Chase, The Last Leg, ITV’s Through The Keyhole, BBC’s The Generation Game and a documentary about his time at The Palladium for ITV have all proved a big hit.
With the tag @realbasilbrush, Basil is a digital fox who can be reached on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and on his YouTube channel Basil Brush Official he posts short videos and sketches with links to many TV appearances.
Britain’s most lovable fox looks forward to causing mayhem wherever he goes and always an opportunity to include a BOOM! BOOM!
Marti is one of Britain’s most popular stars, having performed leading roles in numerous West End Musicals including ‘Stop the World I Want to Get Off’, ‘Half-a-Sixpence’, ‘Oliver’, ‘Godspell’, ‘The Card’, ‘The Good Companions’, ‘Evita’, ‘Song and Dance’, ‘Cats’, ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’, ‘Tell Me On a Sunday’, ‘Blood Brothers’, and ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ for the ENO.
In addition to the above Marti has played leading roles in the touring productions of ‘Oliver’, ‘Evita’, ‘Goodbye Girl’, ‘Annie’, ‘The King and I’, ‘Tell Me On a Sunday’, ‘Hot Flush’, ‘Blood Brothers’ ‘Oklahoma’ and ‘42nd Street’. She has also appeared in several pantomimes and four Royal Variety Performances.
Marti received critical acclaim for her unforgettable performance in ‘Tell Me On a Sunday’ which was written for her by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black, when it was televised as a Music Special for BBC2 in 1980. The album reached No.1 and the single ‘Take That Look Off Your Face’ reached No.2 in the UK Charts. She recreated her role as the first half of the hit West End Show ‘Song and Dance’ for which Marti was nominated for an Olivier Award. She received The Manchester Evening News Best Performance Award as well as the TV Times Award for Best Female Singer by its readers.
Recent TV includes ‘Great British Songbook’ with Don Black (Sky Arts), ‘The Many Faces of Dame Judi Dench’ (BBC4), ‘The History of British Musicals’ (BBC4), ‘The Paul O’Grady Show’ (ITV) and ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ (BBC4) celebrating the work of Don Black.
Other TV appearances include the specials ‘Won’t Change Place’ and ‘Together Again’ (BBC1), ‘Songwriter’s Series’ (BBC1), ‘Master Class’ (Meridian), ‘Music Live’ from The Waterfront Hall Belfast, ‘Awash with Colour’ and ‘Songs of Praise’.
Marti has recorded nine Solo Albums and had many hit singles including ‘Ben’ (the Royalties being donated to the Ben Hardwicke Fund) and ‘Always There’ the theme from the hit BBC series ‘Howard’s Way’.
‘The Magic of the Musicals’ is a show that Marti successfully toured in from 1991 to 2006. The video of the original production was televised by BBC1. Marti also performs Cabaret, travelling the world with P&O Cruises.
Last year Marti finished her sell out performances in the West End where she reprised her role in ‘Tell Me On A Sunday’ followed by a No.1 UK Tour of ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ produced by Bill Kenwright where she played Jacqueline.
In 2020 Marti will join the cast of Bill Kenwright’s No.1 UK Tour of ‘The Cat and the Canary’ playing ‘Susan’.
Last year Steven celebrated his tenth anniversary of appearing in pantomime at Theatre Royal Windsor and he is delighted to be back for his eleventh. His very first pantomime here was Aladdin, in which he starred alongside Michael Sharvell-Martin. Since then he has played ugly sister in productions of Cinderella and dame in productions of Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Beauty and the Beast and Dick Whittington. Steven has also written and directed several of the pantomimes.
Recent theatre credits include: The Roundabout (London and New York-nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Off West End Awards); Boeing Boeing (Mill at Sonning); An Honourable Dispute (Sinfonia Viva); Mad Dogs and an Englishman, Mother Came Too, Broken Hearted, Much Ado About Nothing (Derby LIVE); Bare Words (Good Theatre Company); national tours of The Private Ear and The Public Eye, Dry Rot and Funny Peculiar; Diary of a Nobody (Royal and Derngate); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (European tour); Selling the Sizzle (Stephen Joseph Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cold Turkey (Derby Playhouse); Peter Pan (Dundee Rep); Das Orchester and Musik aus den 1920er Jahren (Die Aula-Burghausen); Soap (Tron/RSAMD).
Steven is a popular face on television, having appeared in four series of ITV’s long-running drama Heartbeat as PC Geoff Younger (a role which earned him a nomination at the National Television Awards). He has just finished filming on the Channel 5/PBS remake of All Creatures Great and Small, which will air during 2020. Other credits include The Dumping Ground, Doctors, 4 O’Clock Club, Coronation Street, The Suffragettes, Holby City and Emmerdale.
Film: His House (New Regency). Radio and recordings include: The Compleat Angler (Naxos), By the Baseball Ground (BBC) and Women in Love (BBC). Steven provided the narration for the animation film 1+1, has compered and narrated various concerts and regularly records poetry and readings.
Kevin Cruise AKA Martin Cabble-Reid
2019 marks Martin’s 10th Pantomime season at Windsor Theatre Royal. Martin trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Martin’s alter-ego, Kevin Cruise was brought to life in 2009 and was chosen as the lead audition for the fourth series Britain’s Got Talent in which Kevin made it through to the live finals. Since appearing on the show, Kevin has performed twice at Glastonbury Festival; entertained the crowds at The Queen’s Jubilee Concert in Hyde Park; a 4-week run of his solo cabaret show Cruise Ship Capers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival & Bedford Comedy Festival to 5 star reviews. Eight month weekly residency at all Butlin’s Resorts. Six years touring all 38 UK Haven Holiday resorts. Regular at Pontin’s Resorts, Thompson Gold Europe, Shorefield Holidays, Bunn Leisure, Tui Resorts & Parkdean Resorts. Television credits include four performances on ITV’S This Morning, Daybreak, Britain’s Got Talent Series 4, Live at 5, Britain’s Got MORE Talent series 4, 5 and 6 and BBC’s Crackerjack! to be aired this January. Kevin’s 10th year of theatre shows starts in 2020 with his brand-new show Game Show Shenanigans.
This is Martin’s third year performing in the Basil Brush Show as ‘Mr Martin’. They’ve travelled all over the UK performing at holiday parks, shopping centres and festivals including four days at Glastonbury in the prestigious Kids Field for the second year running. For the entire month of August they performed two shows ‘Basil’s Family Fun Show’ and their show for grown-ups Basil Brush Unleashed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show received a Fringe Sell-out award, 5 star reviews and award nominations. The show will tour again in 2020.
After his first Pantomime in Windsor in 2010, Martin set up home here in the Royal Borough. Martin supports local charities – in October 2016 and 2017 Martin created and produced the Mayor’s Gala in aid of Thames Hospice, Alexander Divine and Berkshire Community Foundation. Martin has been made an honouree member of the Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club. Martin is the Founder of the Kevin Cruise Foundation which has just been awarded charity status. The aim of the Foundation is to gift Christmas Panto tickets to sick and disadvantaged children and families, children in care and hardworking charity volunteers within the local area. Last year the Foundation gave out over 400 tickets.