Five star reviews for Aladdin panto at Princes Theatre

Five-star reviews have been pouring in for this year’s pantomime at the Princes Theatre, Clacton – and it is not too late to book your tickets.

Audiences have left glowing comments about Aladdin from its early performances, and anyone who has not yet bought tickets are encouraged to do so before the shows sell out.

Tickets for the pantomime – whose stars include former Eastenders star ‘Nasty Nick’ John Altman, pop sensation Cleopatra Higgins, and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Graeme Matthews as Wishee Washee – can be bought at or by calling the Box Office on 01255 686633 (option 1).

Reviews left on the Princes Theatre’s TripAdvisor include:

“Omg what a show! Aladdin. Amazing show and cast and the team that look after the theatre are great! Hilarious and brilliant. A must for any age group in my humble opinion.” Lucy W.

“Absolutely brilliant performance by the entire pantomime actors and crew. Really funny and entertaining involving the audience more than other pantomimes I’ve been to in past years. Highly recommend great for all the family of all ages.” Sharon P.

“Christmas panto Aladdin. Very good. Loved it. We had no children in our party but everyone thought it was great. Look out for the Christmas trees they are very funny.” Hazel B.

Among the first to see the pantomime were more than 650 members of Girl Guiding and Scouting from across North Essex, who not only gave great feedback but also awarded a special Aladdin Takeover Brownie badge to theatre staff.

Mick Barry, Cabinet Member for Public Realm and Leisure at Tendring District Council, which runs the Princes Theatre, said the reviews did not come as a surprise.

“We have come to expect a fantastic performance from Anton Benson Productions and this year is no exception – as these reviews prove,” Councillor Barry said.

“The entire cast and Princes Theatre have done an amazing job and these reviews recognise all of their dedication to staging a top-class pantomime.

“So if you have not yet booked your tickets what are you waiting for? Now you don’t have to take our word for what a great show it is, buy your tickets and come and see it for yourself.”

Tickets cost £16 (£15 concessions) or £56 for a family of four, and are available from or on 01255 686633 (option 1).