Aladdins Lamp just got camp!
We’ve been hard at work at the RVT like demented elves in a Christmas crack grotto creating a new panto for 2018 and this years twisted offering is… Rubbed! Aladdins Lamp just got camp.
Several years have passed from the original ‘Aladdin’ story and Genie is now retired and living in his Lamp in South London, estranged from Aladdin who is leading a playboy life in Monaco with his begrudging Scottish companion; Twanky.
However, evil villain Abenazar is still determined to get his hands on the lamp and Genie’s magic using dirty tricks and camp disguises, tries to evict genie. With the help of sassy trainee genie; The Spirit of the Ring and her Tragic Carpet, Genie must find Aladdin so he can prove he is the rightful owner of the lamp and foil Abenazar’s scheme.
Will Abenazar evict Genie, does Aladdin mend the error of his ways, will the slave of the ring ever find love and be free and does the tragic carpet actually work? Who knows!
Join us for another helping of RVT panto where magical secrets are revealed, ancient grudges settled, Shirley Bassey impersonations performed and there is more crap magic than a Year 7 talent show.
As the true owner of the lamp is chosen, Aladdin and Genie must confront their own feelings for each other and face that fairy-tale taboo – the forbidden love between Master and Slave…
So let us bring some light into your cold winter nights – come and get Rubbed….
Praise for RVT Panto’s
‘if you want a belly laugh, true entertainment and glorious, unashamed tawdry humour….grab yourself a drink (or five) and get to the show’ Hiive.co.uk
‘The jokes come fast and razor sharp like a knife thrower on Red Bull. At times, the wit is so clever, it takes a moment for the laugh, or groan, to come but the pace never lets up and the quickfire comedy powers ahead.’ BritishTheatre.com
‘it is nothing short of an hilarious night out and comes highly recommended if you are in the mood for some smutty, irreverent and wickedly funny comedy and are able to give yourself up completely to this first class adult panto experience.’ Jack the Lad Magazine
Praise for Charming Dick by Paul Daly:
‘Shows like this succeed in capturing the giddy, chaotic and explosive feeling that Panto gives you when you’re a kid – just in a more adult setting. You get to shout rude words, you get pelted with chocolate fingers, and you get to act like a complete dick for a couple of hours, with no kids around to ruin it. And if lines like “straight up the shitter with an HB pencil” don’t get you in the festive spirit, I don’t know what will.’ Exeunt Magazine
‘The physical comedy is superb and the innuendos have the crowd in fits as interactive cheering sees a room full of people shouting “we love Dick!” to the protagonist. I challenge even the most humourless of prudes to go along and not crack a smile’ – The Weekender
“If you thought panto was a bit camp then get ready for a show more flamboyant than a Christmas tree onesie.” Funny Women
‘So round up friends, colleagues, family, and anyone you know that has a rudimentary understanding of fisting, and treat yourself to this most festive of romps. We guarantee that even the most stone-hearted of you will head out into the cold Vauxhall night feeling all fuzzy and Christmassy inside!’ QX
“This probably isn’t one to bring your gran along to – famously filthy and brazenly bawdy” Sosogay
Starring Topsie Redfern, Robert McNeilly, Faye Reeves, Rich Watkins and Alan Hunter.
Produced by Catia Ciarico on behalf of the RVT
Written by Paul Joseph and Tim Benzie
Directed by Tim McArthur (RVT Panto’s Fannie, Jack! Sissy That Stalk, Charming Dick, Bendover in Boots, Goosed)
Musical direction by Aaron Clingham
Costumes by Bourgeoisie of Cut A Bitch Designs
Set by Aaron Cooke and Ross
Technical direction Lex Kosanke
Preview tickets on 21st November only: £12.50
Tickets for Panto run from 28th November: £17.50