Worthing Theatres have announced that comedian Mark Jones will play the role of Wishee Washee in this year’s family-favourite pantomime, Aladdin, at the Pavilion Theatre.

Mark has been performing, writing, directing and producing theatre and entertainment for over 20 years after first performing stand-up whilst at University for “something to do”.

Having written and performed his own stand-up comedy shows for both adults and children, his interactive style and quick-witted ad libs have made him a hit with audiences of all ages although he expresses a particular fondness for performing his children’s stand-up comedy shows which he says bring him in contact with “the most brutal and merciless audiences” he has ever faced!

His performing career has taken him all over the world starring alongside entertainment royalty including Julian Clary, Shane Richie, Nigel Havers and David Essex in hit shows such as Boogie Nights, the Musical. 2017 saw him starring as Smee in Peter Pan, the Pantomime, on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Mark has also toured extensively with some of UK’s most-loved children’s TV characters as the presenter of both ‘The Sooty Show’ and ‘Rainbow Live!’ and has written for the hugely popular EntertainmentOne characters Peppa Pig and Ben & Holly.

Pantomime Producer Paul Holman said: “I am delighted to have secured Mark Jones to play Wishee Washee this year. Worthing panto has a wonderful reputation for its comedy stars and is in safe hands with Mark who is sure to have the audiences in stitches!”

Mark joins the hugely popular presenter of CBeebies, Rebecca Keatley, as Princess Jasmine, as well as award-winning comedian Vikki Stone who will play the evil Abanazar, with more exciting star casting still to be announced.

This year’s production will feature plenty of laughs to keep the whole family entertained, spectacular costumes and scenery and breath-taking special effects.

Aladdin runs at the Pavilion Theatre, Worthing from Friday 30th November 2018 to Tuesday 1st January 2019.  Tickets for this family favourite pantomime are on sale now. You can book by clicking here or calling the Box Office on 01903 206 206.