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Life in far-off Peking is tough for Aladdin and his poor old mum Widow Twankey.

They're always just a prawn cracker away from poverty until Aladdin finds an ancient lamp with magic powers. What follows is a rip-roaring adventure that takes our hero from rags to riches and back again, on a rollercoaster ride of fun and laughter.

With glittering stage sets, colourful dance routines and unforgettable comedy moments, Aladdin at Buxton Opera House is the ultimate Christmas panto treat.

Starring Buxton's favourite dame James Holmes, back for another hilarious year as Widow Twankey, alongside Annalise Liard-Bailey as Princess Willow and Matthew Jay Ryan as Wishy Washy!

ALADDIN written by Sarah A. Nixon & Mark Chatterton
Director Sarah Ingram
Costume Designer Kate Unwin

Relaxed performance:
Wed 15 Dec 2021 at 5.30pm

BSL interpreted performance:
Tue 28 Dec 2021 at 5.30pm

Reviews of Cinderella 2019

“It’s the perfect family show ... you will all leave with a huge grin on your faces and a warm glow in your hearts.”


“Without any doubt this has to be the best panto I have seen for many years anywhere.”

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“For the past 21 years I’ve been coming back to the annual festive fixture at the beautiful Buxton Opera House, and that’s because I think it’s one of the best around and genuinely always has me in stitches.”

North West End

  • Duration: 2hr 20mins (includes interval)
  • Price: £20.50-£25 (*Premium prices)



Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children under 16: £2 off
School & Children’s Groups of 10 or more: £11-£12 (one adult free per ten children)
Adult Groups of 10 or more: £17-£18
Children 2 or under: £2.50 (on parent’s knee)
Babies under 12 months: Free (on parent’s knee)
Relaxed performance (Wed 15 Dec, 5.30pm): £10 (one essential companion FREE)