Children’s screams heard at Mile End tube station from EastEnd Homes’ Aladdin panto

Aladdin panto is a big hit for Christmas at Mile End's Southern Grove community centre. Picture: Reh

Aladdin panto is a big hit for Christmas at Mile End's Southern Grove community centre. Picture: Rehan Jamil. . - Credit: Rehan Jamil

Children enjoyed a not-so-traditional Aladdin panto with a modern twist at Mile End’s Southern Grove community centre in east London.

Aladdin panto thrills children at Mile End. Picture: Rehan Jamil. .

Aladdin panto thrills children at Mile End. Picture: Rehan Jamil. . - Credit: Rehan Jamil

They got festive treats when their energy levels shot up with mammoth cheering.

The young audience shouting “He’s behind you” could be heard from Mile End Underground station, so Eastend Homes tell us.

“Panto is as very loud East End tradition that never seems to go out of fashion,” the housing organisation’s community manager Paul Wilson said. “Volunteers brought lots of sparkle and real festive cheer to this hugely popular panto.”

Youngsters and their mums and dads had a good old singalong, lots of dancing and a big group hug.

Aladdin with a difference... youngsters join in with a group hug. Picture: Rehan Jamil. .

Aladdin with a difference... youngsters join in with a group hug. Picture: Rehan Jamil. . - Credit: Rehan Jamil


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Their production was somewhat louder than the original Aladdin with Widow Twanky, even by normal panto style. Oh yes it was!

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