Imperial Hotel is delighed to have granted the NABJAB dance troupe’s wishes by becoming the main sponsor of Aladdin, this year's pantomime at Great Yarmouth Town Hall from 23 December to 2 January 2022, produced by GDCreatives. There are many challenges involved in having younger performers in theatrical productions and Imperial Hotel’s support means that junior dancers from NABJAB can participate once again.
Imperial Hotel Director, Grant Smith said: “Great Yarmouth has an important entertainment history, and this is a great opportunity to carry on the tradition and support young performers in the region. We have worked with Gavin and his team to host a variety of fun events at the hotel and know how much he loves the theatre. The entertainment industry has been really badly hit by Covid, with many performers not being able to do what they love. The chance to support the junior dancers in this way is just brilliant and it will be great to see them back on stage this Christmas.”
NABJAB has performed in five previous festive shows over the years with the panto group, and they are very excited to be back in pantoland. Jennifer Dunnell from Nabjab said: “The support from the Imperial Hotel was an amazing early Christmas present for us. The dancers were absolutely over the moon when they heard they would be performing in front of a live audience again. We continued as many virtual activities as we could during the various lockdowns to help keep us all connected, but there is nothing to beat performing live, we can’t wait.”
Producer Gavin Dean, who is also playing Widow Twanky in this year’s production said: “I’m beyond delighted to be performing with NABJAB again this year. We’ve seen so many of the dancers progress from juniors all the way through to seniors, their talent is hugely impressive. This has been a tough 20 months for us in the events and entertainment sector, and the support from Imperial Hotel means we can provide rehearsal space and costumes for the group. Aladdin is our first show in 4 years and at a new venue too. It is great to see local businesses supporting the only pantomime in town over the Christmas fortnight and we hope many local residents will come to watch.”
The NAJAB troupe have this special message for Imperial Hotel guests and staff:
Tickets for Aladdin are still available for most dates - book online or call 01493 846151 Monday to Friday 10am-3pm.