Thursday, October 7

Alexandra Burke and Matthew Croke to star in Aladdin at Manchester Opera House this Christmas

Manchester Opera House has announced that Alexandra Burke will star as The Spirit of the Ring in their pantomime Aladdin, running from 11th December 2021 – 2nd January 2022. 

Burke has established herself as one of the UK’s most sought-after West End leading ladies having starred in The Bodyguard, Sister Act, Chess, Chicago and has just finished  playing The Narrator in the Palladium production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - a role she is bout to reprise on the 2022 tour  

She will be joined by returning comedian Ben Nickless as Aladdin’s hapless brother Wishee Washee and West End leading man Matthew Croke who played Aladdin in London.

The pantomime  is produced by the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Crossroads Pantomimes and will feature spectacular special effects, live music, beautiful costumes and stunning sets.

Chief Executive of Crossroads Pantomimes, Michael Harrison said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Alexandra has agreed to join us in panto this year. She’s a first-class performer and her stunning vocals are going to add a whole new dimension to this year’s show. Coupled with the quick-wit of the talented Ben Nickless, Manchester audiences are in for a real treat this Christmas.

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