11th Dec, 2018

It's magic! Collabra's Michael Auger can't wait for Redditch panto Aladdin

Harry Leach 10th Nov, 2018

WITH rehearsals for this year’s pantomime ‘Aladdin’ already underway, cast members are getting ready to roll out the magic carpet for guests at the Redditch Palace Theatre.

And Michael Auger, who plays Aladdin, can’t wait for the curtain to go up, saying: “I’m so excited for the opening night.

“It will be my second pantomime and I’m really looking forward to showing people what I think will be my best performance yet.”

Michael is a successful musical theatre star and came to fame when he won Britian’s Got Talent in 2014 with top boy-band Collabro.

The group met in early 2014 above a pub in London for their first ever rehearsal.

Only a month later they went on to perform at the Apollo in front of Simon Cowell and the rest of the judges.

“I’m loving doing this right now and I’m going to make sure I bring a huge amount of energy to the role,” he said.

“I grew up binge-watching Disney movies and in particular Aladdin, so it will be a real honour to bring this cheeky-chappy to life.

“The audience can look forward to incredible music, dancing and a whole lot of fun.”

Joining Michael will be Robin Windsor who plays the Genie, and is best known for his performances on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

A spokesperson for Redditch Palace Theatre said: “With this brilliant line-up, lavish scenery and costumes, good old fashioned slapstick, memorable music and modern choreography, this production will have something for all ages.”

The show runs from December 10 to January 6 2019 and tickets are already selling fast.

Visit www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/all-shows/aladdin for more information.

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