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West End shows from movies to musical

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West End shows from movies to musical

If it’s movies adapted for the stage that you’re looking for, then you’ve come to the right place. Cast away the remote, it’s time to break the routine and fill your days and nights with some excitement. Nothing compares to live entertainment and whatever’s making the world talk, laugh, cry, shout, scream, smile, dance or sing, you’ll find it right here with us. From comedy, drama, opera, dance, pantomime, circus, cabaret and burlesque, as well as a host of concerts and attractions waiting for you to explore. Experience entertainment at its very best, life’s best live.

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Find out more about 12 of the best musicals adapted from films with us, as we look at some of the biggest and brightest productions to have been staged in the West End.

Which will you choose?

Disney’s Aladdin

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One of Disney’s greatest movies, the 1992 animated film was transformed into a stage production at Aladdin. The show features tunes like “Friend Like Me”, “One Jump Ahead”, “Prince Ali” and the worldwide hit “A Whole New World”, with lyrics from the celebrated Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

Journey to the fictional town of Agrabah, meet orphan “street rat” Aladdin and watch in amazement as he outsmarts the palace guards. While the hero is foraging for food, Princess Jasmine disguises herself as a peasant and escapes from the palace to avoid marrying a man she doesn’t love. Aladdin saves Jasmine’s life and they fall for each other immediately. However, Jafar, the Sultan’s evil advisor, soon discovers that Aladdin is a “diamond in the rough” and the thrilling tale really gets underway.

Children will delight in the scheming villain and his tiny accomplice Iago and the bigger than life shape-shifting, all-singing, all-dancing Genie will entertain the grownups with his dazzling wit. With a magic carpet that soars across the stage, sparkling sequin encrusted costumes in an array of bright colours and astounding set pieces that carry you to the very heart of Arabia, this show offers everyone a glorious West End experience.

Aladdin tickets are available now.