Free Radio Breakfast Presenters Land Part In Panto For 2nd Year Running!

Posted on 21 November 2014

After their triumphant appearance in Jack and the Beanstalk last year, Free Radio Breakfast presenters John Dalziel aka JD and Roisin McCourt will once again be donning the greasepaint and bloomers for the 2nd year running in a special, one-off performance of Aladdin on Mon 22 Dec at 7pm.

Writer and Director Iain Lauchlan, who also plays the Dame in our annual pantomime, has once again invited his Free Radio mates to join him on stage after much fun and hilarity was had when when they joined him in Jack and the Beanstalk back in 2013. This time, JD and Roisin will take on not one but four roles in what is set to be an even more magical panto than ever before! They’ll be taking on the roles of Citizens of Peking, Palace Guards, Egyptian Mummies and Market Stall holders.

As a Coventry lad, JD will be especially looking forward to appearing in the Belgrade pantomime which is legendary for is spectacular scenery, tons of laughter and bags of sparkle. For Roisin, learning lines will come slightly more naturally as she gained drama qualifications when she was a school, and even appeared in a Belgrade pantomime at the age of 6! Together the pair will have to work super hard in rehearsals to make sure everything is aright on the night!

This year’s pantomime will follow Aladdin as he attempts to win the heart of the beautiful princess. But there’s a law decreeing that she can only marry a prince and the evil Abanazar is determined to stand in his way. Can his mum Widow Twankey and her son Wishee Washee help or are they more interested in the soapy world of their Chinese laundry? How will Aladdin ever make his fortune and ensure his dreams come true?

You can view a selection of photo highlights from JD and Roisin’s photo shoot with Widow Twankey by clicking on the gallery icon to your right.

JD and Roisin will be making their one-off appearance in Aladdin alongside Widow Twankey and the rest of the cast during the 7pm performance of Aladdin on Mon 22 December. For tickets, please call the Belgrade Theatre Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or visit where tickets are cheaper.

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