Jan 10 2013 by Ian Proctor, Harrow Observer
CHRISTMAS may be officially over but families still can enjoy a cheeky and charming pantomime.
The Chameleons amateur dramatic society, which has been providing Brent with a traditional show for 40 years, are performing Aladdin at Claremont High School, in Claremont Avenue, Kenton.
Set in Twankey’s Launderette in Chinatown, the plot and script were devised by the cast based on the traditional Middle Eastern folk tale, but still includes the ever-popular Genie and ‘will they won’t they?’ love story between the title character and Princess Lily.
Robert Spolander, chairman and director, said: “We were delighted to be able to launch this year’s production here at the school. The support of the headmaster and his team is incredibly important as we look to get the word out to the local community that pantomime is alive and singing in north-west London.
“We have a dedicated cast and crew, all voluntary, working incredibly hard in their spare time to produce an evening or afternoon of fun, fun, fun.”
Terry Molloy, headteacher at Claremont High, said: “The academy is delighted to host The Chameleons again this year. Aladdin is a terrific pantomime and it is wonderful to see this traditional festive show produced with such energy and skill.”
■ Shows are at 7pm on Thursday and Friday, January 17 and 18, at 2pm and 6pm on Saturday, January 19, and at 1pm and 4.30pm on Sunday, January 20.
Tickets at £12, £10 for concessions, can be ordered online at www.thechameleons.co.uk or by calling 020 8123 6443.