PIC SPECIAL: Sneak peek at Sunderland’s Aladdin panto

Alison Hammond and Alex Green
Alison Hammond and Alex Green
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Aladdin flies into Sunderland Empire tonight - and here’s the first look at the festive spectacular.

The panto opens tonight at the High Street West theatre and runs until January 3.

Terence Maynard''Photos by  EGGSHELL BLUE / DIRK VAN DER WERFF 2014

Terence Maynard''Photos by EGGSHELL BLUE / DIRK VAN DER WERFF 2014

It stars Coronation Street’s Terence Maynard as Abanazar, ITV’s This Morning and Strictly Come Dancing’s Alison Hammond as Slave of the Ring, Derek Moran (Channel 5’s Milkshake) as Wishee Washee and North East-born Ian Good who will be taking on the role as Dame (Widow Twankey) and director.

Middlesbrough-born Matthew Dale will take on the role of Aladdin, Leanne Kyte to play Princess Jasmine and Newcastle born Tom Whalley as PC Pong, alongside Oliver Jacobson as Emperor and Alex Green as Genie of the Lamp.

•Read our review of the show online tomorrow or in Thursday’s WOW 24/7

Matthew Dale and Leanne Kyte

Matthew Dale and Leanne Kyte

Ian Good

Ian Good

Ian Good and Derek Moran

Ian Good and Derek Moran

Ian Good

Ian Good

A scene from the show

A scene from the show

Derek Moran

Derek Moran

Alison Hammond

Alison Hammond