With pantomime season in full swing, Youth Onstage threw their contribution into the mix, with a sparky performance of Aladdin.
We are quickly introduced to our young hero, played by Tom Ashen. His unique, husky voice worked well and shone through when he sang in the ensemble numbers. He was paired well with Ellie Burley as a sweet, yet determined Princess Jasmine.
A young Empress, played by Esme Read, exuded confidence beyond her years and Lauren Chapman as Wishee was equally endearing in her role.
Strong performances also came from Jessie Miah as Spirit of the Ring and Matty Brook as Genie. Never Had A Friend Like Me closed the end of act one well and was packed with energy from the supporting cast.
A particular highlight of the show was On The Menu This Evening. Jacob Murphy and Harry Ashen were a delightful comic duo, and when combined with Lauren Chapman and Gibsa Bah, they delivered a hilarious performance.
Other commendable performances of the show came from Sinead Donnelly as Abanazar, Gibsa Bah as Widow Twankey and Lilly McIntyre as So Shy.
Youth Onstage continue to deliver enjoyable performances and this one was no different. With a packed out audience, congratulations to all involved.
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