198510 - 14 December
Zap Club, Brighton
In 1985 the Zap Club commissioned and staged its first alternative Christmas panto. â€?Aladdin: A Pantomime Soap Operaâ€™ took a satirical look at TV soap operas, arts funding bodies and the tradition of pantomime itself. It was scripted by Evening Argus journalist Tim Curran and starred J.J. Waller (alternating performances with Peter McCarthy) and Nick Dwyer of Pookiesnackenburger.