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A wish is granted as Lorenzo Zambrana and Dave Rawson join the cast of Aladdin

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New Theatre have announced that Magician & Ventriloquist Lorenzo Zambrana and International Comedy Hypnotist and Magician Dave Rawson will star in this year’s magical adventure, Aladdin, from Friday 20 December.

Magician and Ventriloquist Lorenzo Zambrana will lead the cast in the title role of Aladdin with his pet monkey Albert at Castleford Civic Centre. Having been in the entertainment industry since the age of five, Lorenzo has had an extensive performing life, performing his illusion shows in the world’s biggest nightclub Privilege, for thousands of pilgrims visiting the Pope, as well as many venues throughout Spain. No stranger to pantomime, Lorenzo will be performing his Ventriloquism act with Albert in the pantomime.

Taking the stage, his credits include Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, HambrĂłn / BerbiquĂ­ in El Sueño De Una Noche De Verano, Thief  in The Musical Painting, Winter in The Four Stations, Hobby in Teechers, Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington, Widow Twankey in Aladdin and Nanny Nora in Sleeping Beauty.

The role of the Emperor will be filled by the one and only Dave Rawson, who’s better known for his magic and hypnosis shows around the world. He began in the entertainment business as a Magician, winning three trophies for Comedy and Close Up Magic at the Northern Magic Circle and becoming a past president of Plymouth Magic Circle.

Enhancing his career, he began performing as a Stage Hypnotist, working in Cabaret venues and theatres around Great Britain as well as Spain, Greece, America, Dubai, The Canaries, Asia and the Caribbean, and performing on board The Royal Princess and Celebrity Cruise Ships.
His credits also include ITV’s GloboLoco, Casualty, Netflix’s Turn Up Charlie.

Aladdin will feature the New Theatre hallmark of outstanding entertainment for theatregoers of all ages with a lamp-full of laughter, a laundry-load of audience participation and spectacular effects complete with all of the ingredients audiences know to expect in this year’s must-see production.

With further casting to be announced, audiences should hop aboard their flying carpets and point them towards the Castleford Panto Box Office to secure their seats for this year’s wish-filled family pantomime, and enter the code “EARLYBIRD” at checkout to get 10% off!

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