Written by Johnny McKnight. Directed by Julie Brown. WORLD PREMIERE. Macrobert. December 2014
Grab your boogie shoes and find a spot on that light up dance floor, because this Christmas we guarantee that you will be dancing! Join the Twankey family in the town that Stirling Stella almost forgot – Discotopia. Here lives widow Marge O’Reen Twankey, owner of the last laundrette in town. Her oldest daughter, Aladdin, is wildly in love with Prince Jasper but can love survive the grease stains and smell of fabric conditioner?
And if love’s trials and tribulations weren’t enough, Lady Lilith D’ijin has arrived in town claiming herself to be a long-lost relative of the Twankey family, and all she wants for Christmas is some rusty old lamp. Hmmm…
Will Marge O’Reen ever find a customer to use the services of her laundrette? What will happen when Aladdin rescues that old disco lamp from the cave of wonders? And what evil plan does Lilith have up her bat-winged sleeve…
So our fellow soul sisters and brothers, if you love a bit of funky music then hop on the macrobert soul train. Destination? One glitter-tastic and groovy Christmas show.
**** A near-perfect pantomime that delivers on every level, with particularly stunning use of music. THE STAGE