By Cole Porter and S. J. Perelman

Lost Musicals
Sadlerís Wells
Directed by Ian Marshall Fisher

My third 'Lost Musical' was Cole Porter's Aladdin Ė not a pantomime, but the original fairy story told, as a fairy tale, for American T.V. back in 1958. Itís only been seen on the British stage once before: it was stage the following year at the Coliseum (before the English National Opera arrived there) and transformed into more of a pantomime, with the addition of more Porter songs, and with a young Bob Monkhouse in the lead.

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