Hampstead children whisked off to Arabia on magic carpet in Aladdin drama workshops

Children rehearsing Aladdin. Pictured left to right: Sophie Hunter, Jake Coxall  and Daisy Deering.

Children rehearsing Aladdin. Pictured left to right: Sophie Hunter, Jake Coxall and Daisy Deering. Picture: Nigel Sutton - Credit: Nigel Sutton

Hampstead children have had the chance to fly on Aladdin’s magic carpet and dress up in sparkling costumes this week as part of summer workshops to build their confidence.

The kids, aged between four and eight, were rehearsing a version of Aladdin based on the original Arabian tale in preparation for a show stopping performance in front of parents on Friday.

The workshops, hosted by Camden drama company Perform, are designed to build children’s confidence, develop their communication skills and extend their vocabulary.

Principal and owner Lucy Quick, who set up the first branch of Perform in Primrose Hill, said: “Aladdin is a classic and the children love it. All the girls want to be Princess Jasmine but it’s a great story for both girls and boys. It doesn’t matter who gets the main part, all children are part of the production.”