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Aladdin Panto Welcomes Marcus Collins

Step in to a whole new world of Panto, with Enchanted Entertainments production of Aladdin Sponsored by Maldron hotel Newcastle at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House this Christmas. With an all-star cast which now includes MARCUS COLLINS as GENIE!

The star was an X Factor finalist but has went on to do much more since then. He has had a top ten debut album, a top ten single and worked with the likes of Whitney Houston and Cher. But it’s his live stage work that has really gained him notoriety. Staring in the award-winning production of Hairspray and he has just finished a run of playing Hud in Hair. After performing at many Pride events over the summer he will be finishing his year in Newcastle. 

Enchanted Entertainment’s Artistic Director, Guy Pascall said: “We’re already planning to make the next Christmas pantomime Aladdin our most spectacular show yet at the Tyne Theatre” And with stars like Marcus Collins this is definitely going to make it special.

Alongside the genie Marcus Collins, the hilarious Charlie Richmond is back by demand and has been announced as Wishee Washy. With more cast to be announced it is set to be a stellar production.  

This panto is coming off the success of the live action Disney remake of Aladdin, so if the kids loved that they are going to love this! Grab your magic carpet and fly on down to the Tyne Theatre and Opera House this Christmas, commencing from 6th December 2019 to January 5th, 2020.

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Marcus Collins, at just 30 years old, has already achieved great heights in his singing and musical career after his journey started on TV’s highest rating talent show, The X Factor. Marcus became a firm favourite right from the beginning and his talent was nurtured by his mentor, Gary Barlow. Marcus proved himself adept at putting in startling musical performances, moving through different styles and genres of music with ease. However, it was his slick interpretation of Motown and soul classics that assured him a place in the final, where he got to sing his series showstopper (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher as well as teaming up with Gary for a spectacular duet.

After finishing as runner up on The X Factor Marcus was immediately snapped up to begin recording and released his top ten debut album which featured production by the London-based Metrophonic team, who had previously worked with Whitney Houston and Cher. The album included the critically acclaimed cover of The White Stripes hit ‘Seven Nation Army’ which also became his first top 10 single in the UK. Marcus is a born performer and his love of live stage work has seen him fulfill another ambition by appearing in the award-winning production of Hairspray and being in the Original west end cast and three time Olivier award winning musical Kinky Boots whose live cast recording was recently nominated for a Grammy.

His warmth and outstanding vocals continue to entertain his audience. The humble boy from Liverpool has never forgotten his roots and is now one of the city’s most beloved singing sons. Marcus has proved that with hard work, tremendous talent, and a little bit of help from Gary Barlow, he has been able to live his dream of pursuing a sustained and continued career in music and entertainment.

Marcus has previously completed a 7 month North American and Canadian tour as lead male vocalist with A Capella vocal harmony group GOBSMACKED! Followed by a workshop of Arun Blair-Mangats new LGBTQ Musical QU4RTER at The Other Palace, London.

Marcus has also been busy recording with some big names during the summer and performed at the some of the biggest Pride events in the UK.

Marcus has just finished playing the role of Hud in Hair the musical 2019 UK Tour. Follow Marcus on twitter, Instagram & Facebook : @Marcuscollinsuk

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