Wishing for the best family pantomime? Your wish is our command!

The amazing story of a boy, a lamp, and a genie returns to spread magic across the Mansfield Palace Theatre stage for December 2024.

Mansfield’s favourite funny man – Adam Moss - is returning for more festive fun in a brand new pantomime packed full of enchanting story, side-splitting comedy, exotic settings, dazzling special effects, plenty of comedy slapstick and much-loved routines. Boo the baddies, cheer the goodies and join us on the most magical of magic carpet rides.

Taking the lead role as 'baddie' Abanar this Christmas is James Mackenzie, best known for his title role as Raven in the multi BAFTA award winning CBBC series of the same name. It has garnered cult status, spanning 15 series, and filmed in far flung exotic locations such as India. It’s popularity saw it air from Canada to Australia and lots of places in between.

James has worked for many theatre companies including The National Theatre of Scotland and has performed all over the UK in everything from Macbeth to Sunshine On Leith the Musical. He has been a regular in BBC Scotland Soap Opera River City, has had guest appearances in Still Game and Outlander, and in the last few years has been introduced to a whole new generation, as James in the smash hit CBeebies series Molly and Mack. He has also had the immense pleasure of being part of the CBeebies Christmas shows for the last few years and the incredible honour of performing on stage at the Globe for CBeebies Shakespeare. And of course, like most Scottish actors, James has been in Taggart - more than once!

Taking the role of Widow Twankey will be UK Productions’ favourite, Ben Harlow. Away from pantomime, you may have seen Ben as the UPS Guy in the UK and Ireland tour of Legally Blonde, Sam Carmichael in the smash-hit ABBA musical, Mamma Mia, or Gaston in the original international tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Don’t wait too long as tickets are already flying out! Get them early and ensure that every member of the family’s wish is granted for Christmas 2024!

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