The O2 Aladdin performance cancelled because of magic carpet

15:37 11 December 2012

A performance of Aladdin at The O2, starring Lily Savage, has been cancelled. Picture: Alistair Muir

A performance of Aladdin at The O2, starring Lily Savage, has been cancelled. Picture: Alistair Muir

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A performance of The O2’s pantomime, starring Lily Savage, has been cancelled to ensure that a magic carpet is able to fly above the audience.

The production’s matinee at 2pm tomorrow has been cancelled by producers Michael Rose and Chris Moreno.

A statement said: “This is because crucial technical work needs to be carried out on the mechanism that enables the magic carpet to fly during the show.

“As with all state of the art special effects, the mechanics have to be absolutely perfect down to the smallest detail.”

The show, titled Aladdin A Wish Come True, is being shown in a specially constructed theatre at The O2.

Producer Michael Rose said, “We are very sorry to cancel tomorrow’s matinee, but we felt it was important to make sure there were no hiccups ahead of tomorrow’s press night.

“We also believe that, if we didn’t do the necessary work tomorrow, the magic carpet may not have flown at the matinee performance either, and we really don’t want to disappoint the public.

“We will accommodate everyone booked in for tomorrow’s matinee at another performance of their choice, subject to availability.

“We certainly don’t want them to miss out on seeing what is going to be Lily Savage’s last public appearances – her Widow Twankey is something not to be missed!”

Anyone with tickets for the matinee should go back to their original point of purchase for more information.

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