Comedy Star announced for Worthing Panto

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. He has performed all over the world 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.

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

Aladdin runs at the Pavilion Theatre, Worthing from 30th November 2018 to 1st January 2019. For more information on tickets, please see the Worthing Theatres website.


University Of Chichester Graduate Jamie has been involved in Media and Broadcasting for over ten years. He is the founder of the SouthWaves brand.

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