Aladdin

Opened: 27th May 2016

Booking period: 2nd June 2018

Show Times: Monday-Saturday 19:30, Thursday & Saturday 14:30

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Venue: Prince Edward Theatre

Website: www.aladdinthemusical.co.uk

Social Media: Twitter & Facebook

 

The Show

Aladdin is a musical based on the 1992 Disney film.  The music is composed by Alan Menken with lyrics are written by Tim Rice, Howard Ashman and Chad Beguelin.  Three of the original film songs have been kept in the show including ‘A Whole New World’.  Following the Broadway success of the theatrical interpretation of the film classic (which opened in 2014), it is currently showing in the West End’s Prince Edward Theatre.  This production is being directed by Casey Nicholaw whose previous work includes The Book of Mormon.

The story follows that of: Aladdin is a young homeless man who steals food from the street vendors but vows never to steals again and pursues love instead; Princess Jasmine who keeps refusing suitable suitors and makes demands that she choose a prince to marry; and Jafar, the power hungry servant to the Sultan.

After numerous complications and obstacles, and with help of The Genie, there is a happy ending for Aladdin and Jasmine.

 

Cast

Leading

Matthew Croke as Aladdin

Trevor Dion Nicolas as Genie

Jade Ewen as Jasmine

Don Gallagher as Jafar

Nick Cavaliere as Iago

Irvine Iqbal as Suitan

Leon Craig as Babkak

Daniel de Bourg as Kassim

Miles Barrow as Omar

Ensemble 

Chanelle Jasmine Anthony, Albey Brookes, Filippo Coffano, Bianca Cordice, Melanie Elizabeth, Kade Ferraiolo, Antony Hewitt, Sinead Kenny, Travis Kerry, Dann Kharsa, Mitch Leow, Tarisha Rommick, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Joshua Steel, Niko Wirachman, and Jermaine Woods

Dawnita Smith, Marshall Songcome and Mermaid Woods

Swing

Lauren Chia, Nolan Edwards, Ian Oswald, Kyle Seeley, Ricardo Spriggs, Monica Swayn, Kayleigh Thadani, and Damien Winchester

Standbys

Leon Craig as Standby Genie/Babkak

Cavin Cornwall as Standby Jafar/Sultan

Oliver Lidert as Standby Genie/Babkak/Sultan

 

Information

Aladdin is currently booking at the Prince Edward Theatre until 2nd December.  The theatre was opened in 1930 but was converted into a dance and cabaret hall five years later before being heavily damaged during the Blitz.  It then became a cinema before reverting to a theatre.

The Prince Edward Theatre is owned by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres.  The best place to buy tickets for Aladdin is through their website.   For more information about your visit to the Prince Edward Theatre read our guide.