Introducing our third Pantomime Sponsor and Abanazar!
Magna Vitae Productions are delighted to confirm The Target Series Newspaper as our third sponsor. The Embassy Theatre has worked closely with the Target and Lincs Media for many years and it’s fantastic to have them on board for the first Magna Vitae Productions Pantomime.
Aladdin, running at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness from 15-27 December 2017, will be the most opulent and spectacular professional pantomime ever seen on this stage delivered by a strong, professional creative team and cast.
We are also thrilled to announce our first cast member is STACEY J GOUGH who will take on the mean role of Abanazar – so get practicing your booing and hissing, Aladdin is only 5 months away!
Known to locals for his acting prowess over many years, Stacey J Gough was born in Jersey in the Channel islands. At the age of 2 his family moved back to England where was raised in the small village of Quorn in Leicestershire.
Fortunately for Stacey the local Arts scene was thriving and he gained a passion and love for performing.
Growing up, he had the chance to act and sing in many shows at the Haymarket and Phoenix theatres and he also gained a place in the County School of Theatre. In his first year, he was offered the leading role of Patroclus in War Music which toured Germany.
At the age of 14 Stacey was offered a place in the National Youth Theatre Of Great Britain where he had the chance to meet and work with some very gifted and talented people.
He landed his first professional role at 17 in ‘The Good Old Days’. Over the next few years he worked in Film, TV & Theatre including roles in Aberdeen with Lena Headey & Stellan Skarsgard in Mosely for ITV. At the age of 28, due to family commitments Stacey had to put a hold on his career.
15 years later, with the support of his family he restarted his dream and career. Stacey’s recent credits include McFarlane in Emmerdale, Houdini & Doyle for Sony Pictures & Roy in Chancers, where he was awarded Best actor in the ISN awards in New York.
Speaking about his forthcoming role in Aladdin, Stacey said “I’m absolutely over the moon to be part of this first production by Magna Vitae Productions. With the Embassy Theatre being on my doorstep, attending the casting session in London was one of the most surreal auditions I have taken part in – even more nervewracking than Emmerdale! I am really proud to have been selected from the hundreds of applicants and I look forward to entertaining both locals and visitors in December and still being able to spend time with my devoted family”
Look out for more Aladdin casting news coming soon.