Saturday, 2 July 2011



Bobby Davro

Wishee Washee 

in Aladdin

This Christmas Royal & Derngate will Stage a spectacular and unmissable production of Aladdin with a superb cast led by the UK's funniest and best know celebrity comedians Bobby Davro together with an icon of children's television, Basil Brush ! 

Taking the role of Wishee Washee in Aladdin, Bobby Davro is a man of many talents; comedian, impressionist, game-show host and actor. Bobby’s major breakthrough came with his appearance in Live at Her Majesty’s, this led to his own Saturday night series Bobby Davro on The Box, which topped the ratings for six consecutive years and made Bobby a household name. Bobby has also presented a number of game shows, hosting programmes such as Winner Takes All and Public Enemy Number One.

Bobby featured, along with a number of other celebrities, in Peter Kay's Comic Relief music video I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles). Last year Bobby was seen gingerly taking to the ice in ITV1’s Dancing on Ice. His other television appearances include Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Come Dine with Me and as the loveable rogue Vinnie Monks in EastEnders.

Basil Brush, 

in the role of 

Chief Inspector Basil. ( Boom,Boom!) 

This year’s pantomime also stars television favourite and the world’s most famous fox, Basil Brush, in the role of Chief Inspector Basil - Boom, Boom! Since making his screen debut in the 1960s, Basil has appeared on countless television programmes including Blue Peter, The Weakest Link and French and Saunders, and has hosted numerous series of his own TV shows.

“Comedy will be at the heart of this year’s Royal & Derngate pantomime and we are delighted that Bobby and Basil will lead a superb cast in a fabulous production of Aladdin,” says Jonathan Kiley, executive producer of the show. “Bobby is an outstanding performer, a huge talent and is one of the country’s most sought-after pantomime performers and together with Basil Brush I have no doubt that Northampton audiences will laugh the whole way through this unmissable pantomime,” Jonathan added.

Staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, Aladdin is packed with all of the traditional pantomime ingredients including an abundance of comedy, a fabulous flying carpet, stunning sets and beautiful costumes, and has the Royal & Derngate’s hallmark of outstanding value for money entertainment for all ages.

Aladdin runs from Friday 9 December 2011 to Sunday 8 January 2012. Tickets can be booked on 01604 624811 or online at .