Having delighted audiences in New York since April 2014, Disney’s new musical Aladdin has flown into the Prince Edward Theatre and is one of the West End’s biggest hits! With a wonderful score by Disney legend Alan Menken (‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’) and direction and choreography by Olivier and Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon), this thrilling production offers an unforgettable evening of magic, comedy, romance and awe-inspiring spectacle. Aladdin features all of the songs from the beloved film, including “Friend Like Me”, “Prince Ali” and the Oscar and Grammy award-winning “A Whole New World”, plus a handful of new songs added for the stage show. With a fabulous cast and orchestra bringing the world of Agrabah to life, get your tickets today for the magic carpet ride of your life!
Trevor Dion Nicholas takes on the iconic role of the Genie, fresh from the Broadway production, with Matthew Croke as Aladdin and Jade Ewen as Princess Jasmine. Joining them are Irvine Iqbal as the Sultan, Don Gallagher as Jafar, Nick Cavaliere as Iago, Leon Craig as Babkak, Daniel de Bourg as Kassim and Miles Barrow as Omar.
Set in the fictional Arabian town of Agrabah, orphan 'street rat' Aladdin spends his days foraging for food and trying to stay one jump ahead of the palace guards. High up in the palace, Princess Jasmine feels trapped by the Sultan’s insistence that she find a suitable husband, resentful of the notion that she must marry for status rather than for love. A chance meeting between the Princess and the street rat instantly sparks a connection, though the path to a perfect ending does not run smoothly.
Set a mission by the Sultan’s evil right-hand man Jafar, Aladdin must retrieve a magical lamp from the mystical Cave of Wonders. Just one rub of the lamp unleashes the Genie within, and with his help Aladdin attempts to thwart Jafar’s evil plans and win the Princess’ heart. Using the three wishes the Genie grants him, will Aladdin’s new persona, ‘Prince Ali’, be enough to save Agrabah and convince the Sultan that he truly is a ‘diamond in the rough’?
You can book from 18-Nov-2017 to 28-Apr-2018
Disney's Aladdin is appeals to children and adults alike, thanks to its witty script, fast humour, amazing choreography and unforgettable songs. Those who grew up with the film be delighted, as they see it performed live in front of their eyes, whilst those coming to ‘Aladdin’ for the first time will be blown away by the epic story exceptional humour and sheer Broadway bravado.
As with all Disney productions, Aladdin is an astonishing, no-expenses spared, mind-boggling, magnificent, shining spectacle that guarantees to transport you on a Magic Carpet to a whole new world of West End wonder!
Disney recommends Aladdin for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
This production contains theatrical smoke & fog effects, pyrotechnics, strobe lighting & loud noises.
Please note there will be an auditorium blackout of 8 seconds around 45 minutes into the performance.
Alan Menken wrote a number of songs for the film that were cut, and have since found their way into the musical. Aladdin's solo number “Proud of Your Boy” is one of these, and is performed early on in the show to show Aladdin's hopes and dreams.
James Monroe Iglehart originated the role of the Genie on Broadway and won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.
Disney Theatricals have a long history of presenting shows on Broadway, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tarzan, Aida and Newsies. Aladdin will be the first new Disney musical in the West End since Mary Poppins opened in 2004.
In the film, Aladdin, Jasmine and Jafar all have animal sidekicks. These have all been replaced by humans for the stage production.
Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.
(5mins) Take Charing Cross Road until you reach the crossroads with Shaftesbury Avenue. Passing the Palace Theatre, take Langley Mow on the left and follow it on.