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A standing ovation at Crewkerne for CUDOS’s Aladdin

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January 26 2020, Cinderella Trophy Reviews

Just when you thought every shop in Crewkerne was full of antiques, a different business has now opened up in town – Widow Twankey’s Laundry service! She may well be a valuable relic so lets find out what she, together with the CUDOS team, had on offer at the Market Square this season.

Aladdin was the chosen pantomime. Directed by Chantelle Souttar and Richard Walters this show was a sound interpretation of the script. Written by Ben Crocker it included all the ingredients we expect from a traditional panto and a nice selection of musical numbers. In fact, I believe this to be one of Ben’s better pantomimes.

This production moved along at a steady pace and never once did it falter.

What a strong troupe of principals, Dancers and Company you have! Each character played their part with assurance but what really shone through for me was vocal projection by all members.

Katy Lyons’ Aladdin and Lisa-Marie House’s Princess Jasmine were suitably cast. They work well together and had beautiful singing voices. I only want to be with you was one of the highlights for me.

I have always been used to seeing the talented Ray Norris in a dress but a change of costume and character this season certainly paid off. What a belting Abanazer you were, having outstanding stage presence with an excellent vocal attack. I would be scared stiff to join you for a pint at Yeovil’s Wetherspoons! An excellent commanding performance.

Robert Judge’s Widow Twankey was a very likeable character. I would hazard a guess that this is your firs