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Aladdin - Thameside Theatre Christmas Panto

Friday, 30 November 2018 - 6:30pm to Sunday, 6 January 2019 - 6:30pm


Join us on a thrilling carpet ride at Thurrock’s best pantomime yet!

Polka Dot Pantomimes in association with Thurrock Council presents the wonderful pantomime, ALADDIN, starring Celebrity Big Brother Finalist 2018 and original TOWIE star, Dan Osborne as the Genie and Thurrock's favourite Dame, Luke Coldham as Widow Twanky!

Dazzling entertainment

Have the adventure of a lifetime this Christmas with spectacular scenery, dazzling costumes, spellbinding special effects and lots of audience participation this is a show guaranteed to entertain the whole family.

Will Aladdin be able to find the lamp and make his dreams come true? Will Abanazar trick Aladdin and steal the Princess for himself? Will Widow Twankey be destined to a life as a washer woman and will Wishee Washee ever do a full day's work?

So if you have 3 wishes this Christmas, make sure you use one to see the magical pantomime Aladdin at Thurrock's great little theatre!

The panto will run from Friday 30 November to Sunday 6 January 2019.

Meet the cast on Friday 30 November and Thursday 3 January.

Dan Osborne will not be appearing at the 5pm performance on Saturday 22 December.

Don't miss out

Tickets are already on sale – book yours online today to make sure you don't miss this spectacular show!

Our great Early Bird Deal is available until Tuesday 2 October 2018.

  • Band A shows are £16 per person
  • Band B shows are £17.50 per person

This is the cheapest option available regardless of age until it expires in October 2018. You can buy up to 19 tickets online in one transaction.

Book tickets now

Groups of 20 or more

We offer some great deals for groups of 20 or more. Do you have a big group of family or friends, a school or nursery group, scouts, brownies or a football team? We can help you to make a great day or evening out. You can call the theatre office on 01375 413 981, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, or email thameside.theatre@thurrock.gov.uk for a booking or more information.

Relaxed performance

The 'relaxed performance' is designed especially to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an autism spectrum condition, sensory and communication disorders, learning disabilities or dementia. This performance is all about feeling comfortable and being able to enjoy a classic, well-loved festive event with family in an understanding environment. This year we have made this a 'Band A' performance with tickets from £16 – registered carers come along too for free.

Book relaxed performance tickets now

For tickets and enquiries about the relaxed performance, call 01375 413 981, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.


Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX


Early bird tickets are £16 or £17.50 per person