Lanark Junior Panto present Aladdin 2013 Slideshow

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THERE is no doubt the 80 cast members of Lanark Junior Panto ‘shone’ during a rehearsal for Aladdin at Lanark Memorial Hall.

The youngsters – from local primary schools and Lanark Grammar – fantastically illustrated the classic tale of Aladdin (Hope Forrest) and his brave bid to escape from the Cave of Jewels where he’s been trapped by the evil Abanazzer (Alyx Mackie).

She's behind you...Bag boy...Wishee Washee (Jack McLeod) & Widow Twanky (Blair Hannah) (Pic by Andrew Wilson)

She's behind you...Bag boy...Wishee Washee (Jack McLeod) & Widow Twanky (Blair Hannah) (Pic by Andrew Wilson)

Although Aladdin has fallen in love with Princess Jasmine (Kerry Noble), there seems to be no way that the Emperor (Cameron Snell) will allow any romance to blossom.

All alone, Aladdin tries to clean the golden lamp and out pops the not so traditional Genie (Heather Murray).

Things go pear-shaped for Aladdin when his mum Widow Twanky (Blair Hannah) is arrested.

Aladdin will be staged at Lanark Memorial Hall this Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start on both nights, with tickets available for £8 or £6 concessions by calling 01555 667999.

For more information on the production, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.

The pictures featured in our slideshow were taken by freelance photographer Andrew Wilson.