Sat 8 December 2018 - Sun 6 January 2019
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Fly high with us on a magic carpet ride to the Far East for our 2018 magical family pantomime – Aladdin.
Featuring magnificent scenery, beautiful costumes, a lamp-full of laughter and an Aladdin’s cave of spectacular surprises, it’s the perfect treat for the festive season and a wish come true for all the family!
Don’t miss a whole new world of adventure – book your tickets now!
Sponsored locally by Imagine Cruising
The 1pm performance on Fri 14 December is a Relaxed Performance
The Relaxed Performance is suitable for customers who find it difficult to cope with a traditional theatre atmosphere due to having learning difficulties or conditions such as Autism spectrum disorder.
This performance may also appeal to parents or schools with children particularly sensitive to loud noises or who dislike the dark.
The performance is open to everyone, but there is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and elements of the show will be adapted to suit the setting, for example, the lights will not be fully dimmed, the auditorium doors will remain open and loud noises or ‘scary’ lighting effects may be removed. There will also be alternative activities in the theatre foyers for when children do not wish to stay in the auditorium.
If you require any further information or would like to make a booking for the Relaxed Performance, please telephone our Ticket Office on 01793 524481.
Sit back and relax as we serenade your senses with mouth-watering meals, made from the best British ingredients.
Soup of the day
with artisan bread and butter (gf*) (v) 5.50
Classic curtain raiser with sour dough and lemon wedge(vg) (gf)* 6.50
chilli relish dip (v) 5.50
Bangers 'n' Mash
Garden peas and red onion gravy 11.00
Roasted Mediterranean vegetables and halloumi wrap
with pesto dressing, skin on fries (v) (gf*) 8.50
Chicken, cheese & bacon wrap
with Barbecue sauce, skin on fries (gf*) 7.50
Smokey Bean Chilli
Great winter warmer! Smoked beans & vegetable chilli with fragrant rice (vg) 9.00
Cheese and bacon burger
100% British steak burger with maple glazed streaky bacon and blue cheese sauce all served in a toasted brioche bun, garnish and lightly seasoned fries. 11.50
Mixed bean burger
Breaded cannellini and kidney beans with red onion, harissa and kale served in a toasted brioche bun with salad garnish sweet chilli and lightly seasoned fries 9.50 (v)
Fish and chips
Crispy haddock fillet, chunky chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce 12.00
Lightly Salted Skin-on Fries (v) (gf) 2.50
Garlic Bread (v) 2.50
Battered Onion Rings (v) 2.50
The Grand Finale
Chocolate Coconut Torte with raspberry ice cream (vg) (gf) 5.50
Lemon cheesecakeWinter berry compote (v) (gf) 5.50
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla ice cream (v) 5.50
Marshfield Farm Ice Creams with wafer curls (gf*)(v) 4.50
Liqueur Coffee 4.50
Hot Fudge Brownie Latte 3.50
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate 3.50
All of our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present. Our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If you have a food allergy, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen and nutritional information is available.
(v) = Suitable for vegetarians | (vg) = Suitable for vegans | (gf) = Gluten-free recipe | (gf*) = Gluten-free option available
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We are excited to be welcoming back soap legend Adam Woodyatt to play the role of the evil Abanazar.
Adam is much-loved by Swindon panto audiences, having previously starred in our sold-out productions of Peter Pan as Captain Hook and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Chambers. Aladdin will mark Adam’s twelfth festive season on the panto-stage.
Adam’s television credits include The Baker Street Boys and The Witches and the Grinnygog, but he is best-known for his role as Ian Beale in EastEnders, a part which he has played since the soap first aired more than three decades ago. Adam is a recipient of the British Soap Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.
Aladdin - Adam Bailey
Adam is originally from Penarth, South Wales and trained at Laine Theatre Arts. His theatre credits include roles in Dusty (UK tour); Cats (South Korean tour); Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (UK tour); Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany) and Chicago (Curve).
Princess Jasmine - Rosanna Harris
Rosanna trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, where she gained her degree in Musical Theatre Performance. Prior to Mountview, she trained full time at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, since the age of ten. Rosanna recently played the role of Jan in the UK tour of Grease.
The character of Princess Jasmine is sponsored by Sparkleworks
Genie - Richard J Hunt
Richard’s theatre includes Harry in Bromance (The Other Palace); Thomas and understudy to King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar (UK and European tour) and Judah and Baker in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour) as well as various roles in productions such as Me and My Girl (London Palladium); The Pirates of Penzance (St Paul’s, Vauxhall); Teachers (Channel 4 and
Tiger Aspect) and Casualty (BBC).
Wishee Washee - Gary Jerry
Gary is originally from Newcastle upon Tyne and trained at Arts Educational School, London. His performing credits include Gary Jerry: The Piano Man (Viking Ocean Cruises), Keez in CBeebies Live! (UK arena tour), The Great Big Gig (Royal Festival Hall), Elf in Dear Santa (UK tours and Singapore), The 12 Tenors (China tour), News Revue (Canal Cafe) and Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol: The Musical (UK tour and Charing Cross) among many other roles.
Widow Twankey - Neil Bromley
Neil has appeared in a wide variety of work, from portraying comedy legend Stan Laurel on stage, in Philip Dart’s critically acclaimed production of Laurel and Hardy, to the feature film The Lost City of Z, in which he played a reporter. As well as co-writing this production of Aladdin, he has co-written a black comedy, A Pig Too Far, for BBC Radio 4, and a sit-com pilot, Turn the World Down, for Channel 4 starring the late Sean Hughes.
The character of Widow Twankey is sponsored by That Perfect Costume
The Emperor - David McKechnie
David has worked in all areas of theatre appearing in plays, pantomimes and musical entertainment. His favourite roles in the theatre include Jacques in As You Like It; Master Ford in The Merry Wives Of Windsor; Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Sir Joseph Porter in H.M.S. PINAFORE. David has also appeared in the musicals Chicago (Adelphi Theatre) and Pageant (Vaudeville Theatre).
|Standard (inclusive of booking fees)||£31.50, £28.50, £25.50, £21.50||£30.50, £26.50, £24.50, £21.00||£28.50, £24.50, £21.50, £19.00|
|Concession (inclusive of booking fees)||-||£2.00 off||£2.00 off|
Four seats with a minimum of one adult and one child
(inclusive of booking fees)
All discounts apply to price bands A, B and Premium seats.
Every 11th ticket free plus free ice cream
Groups 25+ get every 16th ticket free.
2 For 1 tickets on:
- Sat 8 December at 1pm
- Sat 8 December at 7pm
- Tue 11 December at 7pm
- Relaxed - Fri 14 December at 1pm - for more information please call Ticket Office on 01793 524481
- Sign language interpreted - Fri 14 & Sat 15 December at 1pm
- Audio described - Sat 5 January at 1pm
For more information on any of these special performances, please call Ticket Office on 01793 524481
Relaxed performance. Designed to welcome people with an autistic spectrum condition, learning disability, sensory or communication disorder (Bookable via Ticket Office only)
Sign Language interpreted performance
Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fee. Fee-free booking for Wyvern Friends; Groups of 8+ please call 01793 524481 to buy fee-free.
We are thrilled to be offering 10 schools performances this year.
- Tue 11 December at 1PM
- Wed 12 December at 10.30AM
- Wed 12 December at 2.30PM
- Thu 13 December at 10.30AM
- Thu 13 December at 2.30PM
- Fri 14 December at 1.00PM - Relaxed Performance, designed to welcome people with an autistic spectrum condition, learning disability, sensory or communication disorder.
- Wed 19 December at 10.30AM
- Wed 19 December at 2.30PM
- Thu 20 December at 10.30AM
- Fri 21 December at 1.00PM
Schools will pay just £12.50 each with every 11th ticket free plus free ice cream on all blue performances.
In addition to our special school rates, you'll also receive these great benefits:
- No booking fees for bookings of 10+ tickets for the same show
- Dedicated Group Bookings Coordinator
- Flexible reservation periods and payment options
- Reserve more than one show at once
- Invoices which can be posted or emailed to you to review and check before paying
- Free postage
- Facility to pre-book hospitality packages including interval drinks, ice creams and private dining
Discounted Travel Rates
We work closely with local coach company Barnes Coaches, meaning we’re able to offer exclusive discounts on coach hire for schools within a 10 mile radius of our theatres.
For the pantomime production of Aladdin, schools will have access to the following discounted prices when quoting 'Swindon Theatres' when booking with Barnes Coaches.
19 seater £85
41 seater £120
49 seater £125
53 seater £130
61 seater £160
96 seater £215
19 seater £130
41 seater £175
49 seater £180
53 seater £185
61 seater £215
96 seater £295
19 seater £85
41 seater £120
49 seater £125
53 seater £130
61 seater £160
96 seater £215