Aladdin's Takeaway

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Side splitting comedy, dinner theatre at it's best.

 

Set in the roaring twenties, Rose, a girl from a local nightclub, has come to work at Aladdin and his sister (or Mother) Suzie Wong’s Chinese Take Away Shop.

 

Rose’s boyfriend Mac and his two gangster henchmen try to persuade Rose to return to the club; Mac thinks Rose has stolen some jewellery from his safe.  Rose refuses so Mac has his boys kidnap her. Their attempt to do so goes wrong and they kidnap Aladdin.

 

Suzie buys an old lamp from the local flea market and she and Rose enlist the help of a very effeminate and ineffective Genie to try to help free Aladdin.

 

Originally a commissioned piece for The Queensland Main Roads Symposium Dinner Bundaberg, the season was extended to by popular demand to four extras shows for the public. All sold out!

 

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Plot / Synopsis

 

Set in the roaring twenties, Rose, a girl from a local nightclub, has come to work at Aladdin and his sister (or Mother) Suzie Wong’s Chinese Take Away Shop.
 
Rose’s boyfriend Mac and his two gangster henchmen try to persuade Rose to return to the club; Mac thinks Rose has stolen some jewellery from his safe. Rose refuses so Mac has his boys kidnap her.
 
Their attempt to do so goes wrong and they kidnap Aladdin. Suzie buys an old lamp from the local flea market and she and Rose enlist the help of a very effeminate and ineffective Genie to try to help free Aladdin.
 
The Genies attempts to save the day further complicate things when he accidentally conjures up a Pirate King. Meanwhile Louie and Solly’s girlfriends, Pearl and Lulu decide to tell Mac that Louie and Sol really stole the jewels and the boys have to leave town fast. They just happen to stow away on the Pirate King’s galleon. Suzie gets some friends of hers from the twelfth street mission to look after the shop and everybody else sets sail for China.
 
High jinx erupt on the high seas, including sing-a-longs, audience participation and general hilarity as the play reaches it’s highly improbable conclusion when, of course...... Every body lives happily ever after.
 
   The play has two scenes. Act one and act two are set in Aladdin's Take Away shop; a Chinese Restaurant. To keep the set simple; perhaps paint the backdrop in blue grey toning and add a large cut out dragon and other wall decorations for Aladdin's Take Away shop. The backdrop would then become the sky for act three.
 
             Act three is the deck of a pirate ship. Ships rails and a free standing ships wheel may be added. Some ropes and barrels, boxes etc. Perhaps a Jolly Roger flies somewhere. A string of signal flags will add a splash of colour to the stage.
 
 
 
 
 

Cast

 

Cast required, seven females, Six males.
Lots of Chorus.
 
ALADDIN ….Owner of Chinese Takeaway
SUZIE            …….. Could be widowed mother or sister of Aladdin
MAC THE KNIFE     Gangster Boss, Owns Cabaret Club
SOL            Not very bright Gangster
LOUIE ….      Even less bright Gangster
PIRATE KING          Singing Pirate
GENIE ……   Effeminate male Genie
ROSE ……    Mac's Ex Girlfriend
LULU Louie's Girl, Singer from the Cabaret Club
PEARL ….    Sol's Girl, Chorus Girl from the Cabaret Club
ETHEL, PRUDENCE, MURIEL
Ladies of the Twelfth Street Mission
1st MATE, PIRATE 2. , PIRATE LAD
 Part of Pirate crew

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Production Costs

12.5% of Box Office. Minimum $110 per performance.