Yellow rimmed button with black and red text. An image of a genie bottle appears in the middle.
PAT No 2137585 1 Reg. Design No. 1012837
For over 200 years, Aladdin has been one of the most popular pantomimes performed in England. The story was developed from the book The Arabian Nights and was first performed on stage in Covent Garden in 1788. Pantomime is a type of musical comedy stage production, which encourages audience participation. It was developed in England and is typically performed over the Christmas season.
This button is from a production of Aladdin performed at the Ashcroft Theatre, located in the London Borough of Croydon.
Source: Victoria and Albert Museum. (n.d.). The origin of popular pantomime stories. Retrieved from http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/pantomime-origins/