The SSE Arena, Belfast, is proud to unveil the leading stars in this year’s ‘SSE Airtricity Presents: The Spectacular Aladdin’ pantomime as Jake Carter will take to the stage as Aladdin, Nadia Forde steps into the bejewelled slippers of Princess Jasmine and local actress Nuala McKeever will play the Empress.
Country singing sensation Jake Carter, singer and actress Nadia Forde and renowned actress Nuala McKeever, will join the star-studded line up in December 2017 alongside Belfast’s funniest Panto queen, Ross Anderson-Doherty as Genie and X-Factor’s, Rhydian, who plays the evil role of Abanazar.
Lead actor Jake Carter said, “I’m delighted to be back performing in Belfast this Christmas. Aladdin is one of my all-time favourite pantomimes and I’m really looking forward to working with some brilliant actors; Rhydian, Nadia Forde and Nuala McKeever.”
‘SSE Airtricity Presents: The Spectacular Aladdin’ will bring a host of creative talent to the stage to tell the ancient, ever-popular tale, and stage performances will be led by directors-in-chief, Dan Gordon and Martin Lynch.
Northern Ireland’s biggest and newest Christmas pantomime, brought to the SSE Arena by SSE Airtricity, Q Radio, M & J Pantos and new sponsors Fruit Shoot, promises to bring families and schools on a colourful, charming and magical ride. School specific performances start on Thursday 14 December, family shows will start from Saturday 16 with a family ticket for 4 for just £80 and for SSE Reward customers a special kids go free offer. Tickets can be purchased online atwww.ssearenabelfast.com/the-spectacular-aladdin
Anne McAreavey from SSE Airtricity is thrilled to be the title sponsor of ‘SSE Airtricity Presents: The Spectacular Aladdin’ pantomime. “We’re so pleased that we’re able to give our customers great offers such as kids going free and some money can’t buy experiences.”
Fruit Shoot will be running a national ‘text to win’ competition in store and online with retail partners from October to December, giving hundreds of shoppers the chance to win tickets to the show through weekly draws, and one lucky family can also win a VIP adventure.
David Fallon, Brand Manager at Fruit Shoot and Robinsons said Fruit Shoot is delighted to be supporting The Spectacular Aladdin Pantomime: “Fruit Shoot is made especially with kids in mind, our brand purpose is centred on inspiring kids’ adventurous side and we want new adventures to happen every day. What better way to do that than bringing the magic of pantomime to families and kids nationwide.”
An exciting new dimension to the pantomime will be provided by media partners, Q Radio, who will host a warm-up disco before each show with Q Radio presenters seeking to ensure a great night out for all Panto-goers.
Robert Walshe, Managing Director and Head of Programming at Q Radio, said: “We are incredibly excited to be the official media partner of the inaugural SSE Arena pantomime, the biggest pantomime on the island of Ireland! The Spectacular Aladdin will be exactly that, and we are delighted that Q Radio will be a part of what is a festive highlight and Christmas tradition for many families throughout Northern Ireland. Q Radio will be there for all 29 performances, providing audiences with pre-show entertainment as well as providing Q with a fantastic way to meet our listeners. We are looking forward to what will undoubtedly be a magical experience for all involved!”
Pantomime charity partners, Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, will benefit from the pantomime by fundraising bucket collections at a number of the shows.
The Panto will run for 29 performances ONLY, 14th – 27th December, 2017.