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This year’s panto, courtesy of the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle has added not one, but two soap stars to their cast this Christmas.

Home and Away’s Nic Westaway and Hollyoaks star David Easter are joining the star-studded cast of Enchanted Entertainment’s tale of Aladdin, sponsored by Maldron Hotel, Newcastle.

Nic Westaway is best known for playing Kyle Braxton in Australian soap Home and Away with storylines including kidnapping and armed robbery, this will be a totally different role for him, as he will be playing the lead role of goody, Aladdin.

David Easter is more commonly known for playing villain come heart-throb, Mac Nightingale in Hollyoaks, as well as Pete Callan in Family Affairs. In more of similar role to his small screen persona, David is joining the cast on stage as the wicked sorcerer Abanazar.

Beating stiff competition, Cinderella, last years’ panto from Enchanted Entertainment was voted the ‘Favourite Family Panto’ in the Region by the North East Theatre Guide and ensured that the Tyne Theatre and Opera House pantomime has now become the ‘must watch’ panto in the North East.

Enchanted Entertainment will be bringing 53 spellbinding performances of Aladdin to the Tyne Theatre and Opera House from 6th December 2019 – 5th January 2020. The pantomime will feature a fantastic live band, an amazing flying carpet and be packed with a host of top stars, including X Factor Runner-Up Marcus Collins as the ‘Genie’ and the return of hilarious panto comic Charlie Richmond as Aladdin’s silly brother ‘Wishee Washee’.

Producer, Guy Pascall said:

“We’ve got a dazzling show lined up this Christmas with Aladdin at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House. Audiences are in for a visual treat, with a flying carpet, a magic lamp, a wizard and the most outrageous Genie. There’s also the love story between Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, as well as side-splitting comedy routines, high-octane dance numbers and one of the most talented panto casts in the country.”

Enchanted Entertainment are assembling an amazing cast and planning some spectacular pantomime magic to ensure Aladdin will be a brilliant family panto with plenty of audience participation, fantastic sets and costumes, and of course jokes galore for all the family

Tickets are on sale now and already selling fast, to book call the Tyne Theatre & Opera House booking hotline on 0844 2491 000 or book online at You can also book tickets in person at the Tyne Theatre Box Office (open Mon – Fri 10am – 3.30pm plus event days).

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