The RVT Panto: from 28th November


Aladdin’s Lamp just got camp.

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18 + only

‘The jokes come fast and razor sharp like a knife thrower on Red Bull. At times, the wit is so clever, it takes a moment for the laugh, or groan, to come but the pace never lets up and the quickfire comedy powers ahead.’ BritishTheatre.com

We’ve been hard at work at the RVT like demented elves in a Christmas stolen goods grotto creating a new panto for 2018 and this years twisted offering is… Rubbed! Aladdin’s Lamp just got camp.

Several years have passed since ‘Aladdin’ was granted his wishes and Genie is now retired and living in their Lamp in South London, estranged from Aladdin who is leading a playboy life in Monaco with his begrudging Scottish companion; Twanky.

However, evil villain Abenazar is still determined to get his hands on the lamp using dirty tricks and camp disguises. To save the lamp, Genie enlists the help of a sassy trainee genie; The Spirit of The Ring and her Tragic Carpet, to help find Aladdin so he can prove he is the rightful owner of the lamp and foil Abenazar’s scheme.

Will Abenazar evict Genie, does Aladdin mend the error of his ways, will the slave of the ring ever find love and be free and does the tragic carpet actually work? Who knows!

Join us for another helping of RVT panto where magical secrets are revealed, ancient grudges settled, Shirley Bassey impersonations performed and there is more crap magic than a Year 7 talent show. As the true owner of the lamp is chosen, Aladdin and Genie must confront their own feelings for each other and face that fairy-tale taboo – the forbidden love between Master and Slave…

So let us bring some light into your cold winter nights – come and get Rubbed at the RVT.

‘if you want a belly laugh, true entertainment and glorious, unashamed tawdry humour….grab yourself a drink (or five) and get to the show’ Hiive.co.uk


28th and 30 November 1December (Hastings)

5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 21, 27, 28 December, 2 and 3January

Tickets:  £17.50

Doors open 7pm
 Show starts 8pm

Exceptions are 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 when the doors open at 6.30pm and show starts at 7.30pm

Tickets available on the RVT website


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