Nathan's second job was Aladdin, also at Northampton's Royal Theatre.

The show was part of the 95/96 season, and opened immediately after They're Playin' Our Song finished. This meant that Nathan (along with Sallyann Barber) was rehearsing the panto in the day, and performing the musical at night. Although very tiring, it was a chance for Nathan to experience what true repertory theatre is all about, and couldn't have been a better way to start a career.

Nathan played Wun Sung Hi in the show, one half of the Chinese Policemen Comedy Duo. His partner in crime, the predictably named Wun Sung Lo was played by Tony Wilder. Their on-stage relationship was punctuated with many hits over the head with foam-rubber truncheons.

Cast Details

(In Alphabetical Order)

Sallyann Barber
Paul Beech
Grand Vizier / Emperor of China
Mark Carey
Wishee Washee
Claire Carrie
Princess Badroubidor
James Hornsby
Nina Kristofferson
Spirit of the East
Nathan Taylor
Wun Sung Hi
Kim Wall
Widow Twankey
Tony Wilder
Wun Sung Lo
Simon Harrison Scott
Keeper of the Cave /
The Moth
Hayley Burt
Gemma Clayson
Rebecca Jones
Rhiannon Mason
Sineaid McDonald
Leah Ridgeway
Helen Riordan
Alex Scanlon


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