Liverpool Primary School Teacher, Darren Partington, is a star act and not just with his pupils.
Darren has built up a reputation as a Panto adapter par excellence and is about to see his third Panto – Aladdin Dingle – performed across Liverpool.
He said: “Maybe it’s my work with school kids that’s given me a good idea of what makes youngsters laugh…but the strange thing we’ve found is that the same jokes make the adults laugh too.”
What you can be sure of is that a Partington Panto will have lots of topical references and local landmarks.
“Modernising Pantos is an old tradition,” admits Darren. “In fact, it’s adaptability is one of the main reasons Panto has remained so popular through the years.”
Aladdin Dingle is being produced by Dingle Community Theatre. With a cast of adults and young people, a script full of gags, and a good sprinkling of music and dance, it is bound to provide audiences with a great evening out. And it won’t break the ban thanks to the family-friendly prices, as a result of funding from Liverpool City Council and neighbourhood investors.
Alladin Dingle will be performed:
Thursday 7 Feb – The Lantern Theatre, Blundell Street, L1
Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February – The Florrie Community Centre, Mill Street, L8
Tuesday 12 February – The Silvestrian, Vauxhall, L5
Wednesday 13 February – The Caribbean Centre, Amberley Street, L8
All performances start at 7pm and tickets are £3 for adults and £2 for young people
Free adult tickets are available for adults accompanying groups.