Join in the fun at our magical SBADS pantomime for 2024

Oh yes we are – SBADS are putting on another pantomime.  Following the sell-out success of Tom Thumb in January 2023, SBADS is breaking with tradition by staging another panto from 25-28 January 2024.  Aladdin with – spoiler alert – his magic lamp, will bring surprise, drama, music, dancing, comedy and above all entertainment for all ages.

A new script written by Somerset based author Alan P Frayn will be directed by Donna Wills, local legend of stage, screen and the Village Shop. Will the evil Abanazar get his scheming hands on a magical lamp? Can the glamorous Widow Twankey juggle the demands of running both a laundry and takeaway with the help of daft Wishee Washee and sensible So-Shy? Will Aladdin make his fortune and win the hand of the beautiful Princess Mandarin or will he be foiled by the potty policemen? Which South Brent stalwart is making only his second panto appearance in 48 years? And how on earth can SBADS make a carpet fly? All will be revealed thanks to a talented cast of both seasoned actors and newcomers to the Village Hall stage.

This classic tale will contain all the usual elements of Panto so if you want to join in the fun and magic book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. The South Brent panto promises fun for the whole family – oh, yes it does!

Ticket sales

You can choose your own seats if you book online. In common with most theatres, there is a small online booking fee. There’s no booking fee for tickets bought with cash/card direct from SBADS at our village box office in January 2024.


Tickets for ‘Aladdin’ will shortly be available on-line 24 hours a day. Tickets for the South Brent pantomime will remain available on-line until two hours before each performance.

In person

As well as on-line sales, we are pleased to offer a pop-up box office for our pantomime ‘Aladdin’ on selected days in January. We will be accepting payment by cash or by card.

Last-minute tickets

Tickets may be purchased ‘on the door’ each night, if seats are available, for that night’s performance only.

Please note that several performances for the last pantomime were sold out, so please book in advance to guarantee a seat.

Doors open

Doors open thirty minutes before each performance.

Refreshments and Raffle

Tea, coffee and soft drinks available in the interval at every performance. Bar open from 7pm.

A raffle will be drawn at each performance: tickets available before the performance.


The pantomime is at South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach, South Brent, TQ10 9JL, which has been home to SBADS for nearly a century. The traditional village hall has a licensed bar, permanent elevated stage, induction loop and full wheelchair access.

If you are coming by car, there is limited parking on the road outside the hall, and a free public car park the other side of the railway line. Please obey the road markings – particularly the ‘no loading’ restriction around the junction outside the hall – and please park courteously wherever you park in our village.