Panto stars look forward to lighting up Thameside

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THE stars of this year’s much-anticipated pantomime lit up last night’s spectacular fireworks display in Orsett.

Cast including former TOWIE regular and Celebrity Big Brother contestant Dan Osborne were at Orsett Showground promoting this year’s production of Aladdin at The Thameside Theatre in Grays.

The stars also spent time promoting the Polka Dot Pantomimes show at intu Lakeside yesterday, letting shoppers know all about the upcoming panto.

Performances run from Friday, 30 November through until Sunday, 6 January, with excellent discounts available for schools, families and party bookings.

With 61 fun-filled performances running throughout the festive period, don’t miss your opportunity to boo the evil Abanazaz, laugh along with Widow Twanky and cheer hero Aladdin.

Cllr Deborah Huelin, portfolio holder for Communities, said: “This year’s panto promises to be a huge hit and it is great to see the excitement building as the cast get out and about in the community ahead of the first night later this month.

“Aladdin is a real family favourite and tickets are selling fast, so I would encourage people to book quickly to avoid any disappointment.

“With a star-studded cast, dazzling costumes, fabulous scenery and some truly magical surprises, the only way is panto this Christmas.”

Tickets are available from £16. For further details about Aladdin or to book online, visit or email

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