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Aladdin (Michaelmas, 2018)

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The Oxford University Light Entertainment Society is proud to present Aladdin!

In the bustling city of Agrabah-on-Thames resides a young chap called Aladdin; a street rat helping others by stealing what he can, it’s no wonder he always finds himself in trouble. On the other side of the city, Princess Jasmine is pacing the Royal Palace, longing for freedom and adventure. One fateful night, Aladdin and Jasmine’s worlds will collide and sparks will fly. If only the evil Abanazer wasn’t plotting to find the Magic Lamp and become an all-powerful sorcerer.

Can Aladdin and Jasmine find their happy ending? Will Abanazer rule over Agrabah-on-Thames? And what’s so special about this Magic Lamp anyway?


Our Heroes

Our Villains

Royal Court

  • Princess Jasmine - Jules “Oh no” Pars (Pembroke)
  • Emperor Sheev - Neil “I am the Senate” Suchak (LMH)
  • Empress Eve - Tzveta “Just Typecast Me” Pokrovska (LMH)
  • Iov the Tiger - George “Let them eat Cake” Tall (St Edmund Hall)
  • Victor Vizier - Leo “Definitely not Forgotten” Tucker (Wadham)
  • Vivian Vizier - Rachael “Sacrificial Plot Point” Twyford

Magical Beings

  • Genie of the Lamp - Alex “You Sexy Thing” Coombs (St Peter’s)
  • Spirit of the Ring - Stephen “Will that Do” Walsh (Teddy Hall)
  • Pixie of the Teapot - Velina “I Can't Do Yorkshire” Robinson (Mansfield)


  • Guard Kennedy - Matilda “Formalised Frenemies” Tempest (Formerly Mansfield)
  • Guard Rowan - Ana “Sharking is a no for me” Pagu (Linacre)
  • Guard Violet - Erin “We were on a Break” English (Wadham)
  • Guard Robin - Fen “More hits than lines” Brunt (Mansfield)

Market Folk

  • Wash - Rebecca “It's another pun, I'm sorry” Barton (Regent’s Park)
  • Drye - Em “Chevron” Fawcett (Wadham)
  • Mark Etman - Bethan “Aaargh” Chalmers (St Hilda’s)
  • Flora the Florist - Lily “Right amount of Anarchy” Miles (Hertford)
  • Fred the Florist - Anna “Definitely Illegal” White
  • Suzie the Smith - Rachael “It doesn't matter” Twyford
  • Brian the Baker - Branoc “Too Ugly” Richards (Formerly Magdalen)
  • Chris the Customer - Bethan “Aaargh again” Chalmers (St Hilda’s)
  • Fortune Teller - Gabrielle “Works every time” Young (St Hilda’s)



  • Director - Markus “How about a guttural scream?” Beeken (Brasenose)
  • Assistant Directors
  • Writer/ Musical Director - Perry “Needed a Play for the Song” Hartland-Asbury (Ex-Mansfield)
  • Producer - Lily “Collage Like the Wind” Miles (Hertford)
  • Stage Manager - Tzveta “Touch my Props and Die” Pokrovska (LMH)
  • Assistant Stage Manager - Em “Can someone check Em is alive?” Fawcett (Wadham)
  • Lighting - Will “Genie of the Lights” Ainsworth (St Edmund Hall)
  • Guitar - Jake Griffiths (Brasenose)

Special thanks to Jesús Siller Farfán, Rebecca Barton and Rachael Twyford for filming.


  • Perry “Going full Elton” Hartland-Asbury
    • “Once Upon A Time”
    • “The Genie Song”
    • “Skies of Love”
    • “I’m the Villain”
    • “My Strongest Suit”
    • “Finale”
  • Markus “I'll just sing it at them” Beeken
    • “Agrabah Tango”
  • Jake “That's not how it works” Griffiths
    • “Agrabah Tango”
  • Erin “Perry can finish It” English
    • “I'm the Villain”

Please contact our webmistress Em if you're interested in seeing the recording of this show.

Flosscar Wins

Best Villainous CharacterJake Griffiths (Brasenose) for Abanazer
Best Group/Double ActCharlie Howley (LMH) and Valeriia Gladkova (Merton) for Mal and Osric
Best Marketing CampaignLily Miles (ex-Hertford) for Aladdin
Best CostumeAsha Hartland-Asbury (Brasenose) for all Widow Twankee's Costumes
Best Best PropLily Miles (ex-Hertford), Tzveta Pokrovska (LMH) and Dave Fargnoli for the Boxes
Best Audience Participation/HeckleBenjamin Kybett (ex-Magdalen) for “You'll make a half decent audience one day” “Oh no we won't”
The “Ooh You Luvvie” Award for Actually Being Able to ActGeorgia Watkins (St Hildas) for Wishee Washee and Death

Flosscar Nominations

Best Heroic CharacterTegan Gears (Teddy Hall) for Aladdin
Asha Hartland-Asbury (Brasenose) for Widow Twankee
Jules Pars (Pembroke) for Jasmine
Georgia Watkins (St Hildas) for Wishee Washee
Best Villainous CharacterValeriia Gladkova (Merton) for Osric Le Doux
Charlie Howley (LMH) for Mal Adeigh
Best Morally Ambiguous CharacterAlex Coombs (St Peter’s) for the Genie of the Lamp
Tzveta Pokrovska (LMH) for Empress Eve
Neil Suchak (LMH) for Emperor Sheev
Stephen Walsh (Teddy Hall) for the Spirit of the Ring
Best Group/Double ActEm Fawcett (Wadham) and Rebecca Barton (Regent’s Park) for Wash and Drye
Lily Miles (ex-Hertford), Anna White, Rachael Twyford, Branoc Richards (Formerly Magdalen) and Gabrielle Young (St Hilda’s) for the Agrabah Market Folk
Best CoupleAlex Coombs (St Peter’s) and Stephen Walsh (Teddy Hall) for the Genie and the Spirit
Tegan Gears (Teddy Hall) and Jules Pars (Pembroke) for Aladdin and Jasmine
Asha Hartland-Asbury (Brasenose) and Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) for Widow Twankee and Albert/Abanazer
Charlie Howley (LMH) and Valeriia Gladkova (Merton) for Mal and Osric
Neil Suchak (LMH) and Tzveta Pokrovska (LMH) for Sheev and Eve
Best Spurious AccentJake Griffiths (Brasenose) for Welsh Abanazer
Georgia Watkins (St Hildas) for Wishee “Filthy Pizza Child” Washee
Best Directing TeamMarkus Beeken (Brasenose), Will Ainsworth (St Edmund Hall) and Velina Robinson (Mansfield) for Aladdin
Best ScriptPerry Hartland-Asbury (ex-Mansfield) for Aladdin
Best SongMarkus Beeken (Brasenose) and Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) for the Agrabah Tango
Perry Hartland-Asbury (ex-Mansfield) for the Genie Song
Perry Hartland-Asbury (ex-Mansfield) for Skies of Love
Best Performance of a SongAlex Coombs (St Peter’s) for The Genie Song
Asha Hartland-Asbury (Brasenose) for Strongest Suit
Tegan Gears (Teddy Hall) for Skies of Love
Rachael Twyford for Agrabah Tango
Best CostumeAlex Coombs (St Peter’s) for the Genie
George Tall (St Edmund Hall) for Iov
Best Worst PropLily Miles (ex-Hertford) for the Lamp
Tzveta Pokrovska (LMH) for the Clothes Wrapped in Plastic
Tzveta Pokrovska (LMH) and Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) for the Moustache
Best Best PropWill Ainsworth (St Edmund Hall) for the Magic Carpet Silhouette
Em Fawcett (Wadham) for Abanazer's Staff
Em Fawcett (Wadham), Lily Miles (ex-Hertford) and Tzveta Pokrovska (LMH) for the Sock Puppets
Lily Miles (ex-Hertford) for the Tomb Sign
Best Cock-Up During a PerformanceFen Brunt (Mansfield) for corpsing while being a corpse
Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) for all the Moustache Issues
Matilda Tempest (Mansfield) for missing a scene
Georgia Watkins (St Hildas) for forgetting to go on for her scene because she was so ready for the next scene
Best Cock-Up Backstage or During a RehearsalRebecca Barton (Regent’s Park), Erin English and Lily Miles (ex-Hertford) for the Mysterious Floating Pillars
Em Fawcett (Wadham), Lily Miles (ex-Hertford) and Tzveta Pokrovska (LMH) for forgetting the Tomb Sign
Georgia Watkins (St Hildas) for corpsing at “Filthy Pizza Child” every time
Best Ad-LibAlex Coombs (St Peter’s) for “You're a Wizard, Abbie”
Valeriia Gladkova (Merton) for “Is Abanazer okay, he lost his moustache?”
Charlie Howley (LMH) for “This one has an invisible sign”
Jules Pars (Pembroke) for “I'm so glad you're Welsh and Alive”
Rachael Twyford for *trips* “Who put that sweetie there?”
Best Audience Participation/HeckleEfi Gauthier (Formerly St Hugh’s) for “Communism!”
Efi Gauthier (Formerly St Hugh’s) for the Leek Bra
Benjamin Kybett (ex-Magdalen) for “Where might I find this Genie of the Lamp?” “He's behind you”
Benjamin Kybett (ex-Magdalen) for “What should we wish for?” “An interval”
Benjamin Kybett (ex-Magdalen) and Asha Hartland-Asbury (Brasenose) for dancing together
Best Quote from a ScriptPerry Hartland-Asbury (ex-Mansfield) and Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) for “I do love the scent of JASMINE in the air”
Perry Hartland-Asbury (ex-Mansfield) and Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) for “Filthy Pizza Child”
Perry Hartland-Asbury (ex-Mansfield), Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) and Stephen Walsh (Teddy Hall) for “Where might I find this Genie of the Lamp?” “In a Lamp”
The “Ooh You Luvvie” Award for Actually Being Able to ActAlex Coombs (St Peter’s) for the Genie
Tegan Gears (Teddy Hall) for Aladdin
The “Beyond the Call of Duty” Award for Going Beyond the Call of DutyAsha Hartland-Asbury (Brasenose) for all of Twankee's costume changes
Lily Miles (ex-Hertford) for the Boxes
Em Fawcett (Wadham), Lily Miles (ex-Hertford) and Tzveta Pokrovska (LMH) for the Sock Puppets
Lily Miles (ex-Hertford) and Tzveta Pokrovska (LMH) for postering every Oxford college
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