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Aladdin - 2007-2008

Birmingham Hippodrome:
19 December 2007 to 27 January 2008
Role: Aladdin

John as Aladdin

For the third year in a row, John entertained the crowds over the Christmas holidays, appearing as Aladdin at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Aladdin was the 50th panto at the Hippodrome, a theatre with a long-standing reputation as the venue for the UK's premier pantomime, attracting the largest audience anywhere in the world.

With stunning sets, breathtaking special effects and a virtual 3D carpet ride, not to mention an appearance by the Daleks, Aladdin thrilled audiences with magic, comedy and adventure - all you could wish for from a festive family treat!

On 5 June 2007, having zoomed to Birmingham from promoting the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, John appeared in costume with Aladdin cast members Lila McConigley (Princess Yasmin) and Masashi Fujimoto (The Emperor) for a photo-shoot and press conference to launch the pantomime.