TICKETS are selling fast for Whitestone Players pantomime “Aladdin”, which is being staged at Whitestone Parish Hall (EX4 2JS) from Tuesday, February 6 to Saturday, February 10.

Some of the cast of Whitestone Players pantomime, Aladdin. Video by Alan Quick

A pantomime provides fun for the whole family at a very reasonable cost and it is always something to look forward to.

Whitestone Players certainly know how to put on a fantastic performance and has been doing so since it staged its first pantomime in 1967.

There are some very amusing scenes in this version of “Aladdin”, which was written by Alan Frayn.

The cast of 11 and the group of dancers have been busy in rehearsal for many months.

Cast members range in age from just six to 75 and this will be fourth time that the Players have staged “Aladdin”, the first three in 1968, 1983 and 2007.

Performances are at 7.30pm each evening and there is a 2.30pm Saturday Matinee but the matinee is almost sold out.

Tickets are priced at £6 for adults, £3 for children under three.

Book tickets at: .

Alternatively telephone 07977 439419.


This year Whitestone Players have the most amazing backdrops thanks to Street Artist Gus Szabo of “Szabotage”.

Szabotage is a British urban artist and interior designer.

He was born Gustav Szabo in Brighton and grew up in Hove and London, where he studied architecture and worked as a designer.

He relocated to Hong Kong, where he was active on the street art scene and began to gain notoriety in the local and international urban art world.

Szabotage is now based in Paignton and uses spray paint for much of his work, also working in the digital sphere.

He said that he was pleased to complete the backdrops for the Whitestone Players and to work with such a community project.

See more about Szabotage at: .

You can find out more about Whitestone Players at: .

This year the Players are supporting the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Whitestone Church Roof Appeal.