As the pantomime season begins, the theatre has confirmed its pantomime for next year.

The Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith has today announced its pantomime for 2024 will be a production of Aladdin, written by Sonia Jalaly and directed by Lyric Associate Director Nicholai La Barrie. It will play at the theatre from the 16th November 2024 until the 5th January 2024, with early bird  booking of 30% off available now.

Your wishes have been granted, for Aladdin is the Lyric’s 2024 panto! Soar above the streets of Hammersmith with our panto heroes Aladdin and Jasmine for an adventure you won’t forget.

Following the success of Jack and the Beanstalk in 2022, award-winning writer Sonia Jalaly and director Nicholai La Barrie join forces once again to bring us a brand new take on the story we all know and love, with added chart-topping tunes, side-splitting comedy and a fresh yet familiar Lyric twist.

Casting and further creative team will be announced at a later date.

Sonia Jalaly, writer, said: “I cannot wait to bring an all-singing, all-dancing, all-Daming, magic carpet ride of a party to Hammersmith with the wonderful Nicholai La Barrie. Am I going to pass out from excitement? Probably.”

Meanwhile director Nicholai La Barrie said: “Aladdin will be an outrageously funny and joyous fairy tale with a big heart at the centre of its story, bringing festive magic to our West London audiences and beyond. I am thrilled to work alongside Sonia Jalaly again to bring this incredible pantomime full of laughter, pop tunes, and feel-good vibes to life and hope this will be an unforgettable theatre experience for all families to cherish.”

In addition to this news, it was also confirmed the return of family-favourite Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas, the acclaimed production adapted by Pins and Needles, playing in the Studio from Wednesday 20 November – Saturday 28 December 2024. Directed by Emma Earle, the production is filled with live music and puppetry and is perfect for under 6-year-olds and their families. Since being published in 1973, the late Raymond Briggs’ much-loved children’s book has been adapted for stage and screen and has appeared at the theatre for the last 13 years.

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