Opened: 27th May 2016
Booking period: 9th February 2019
Show Times: Monday-Saturday 19:30, Thursday & Saturday 14:30
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Venue: Prince Edward Theatre
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.
Matthew Croke as Aladdin
Jade Ewen as Jasmine
Michael James Scott as Genie (Trevor Dion Nicolas will return to the production from 1st October)
Fred Johanson as Jafar
Jermaine Woods as Iago
Irvine Iqbal as Suitan
Leon Craig as Babkak
Daniel de Bourg as Kassim
Julian Capolei as Omar
Koko Basigara, Robertina Bonano, Danny Becker, Angeline Bell, Bianca Cordice, Abigail Climer, Melanie Elizabeth, Nordine Ezzahr, Antony Hewitt, Abigail Johnson, Travis Kerry, Dann Kharsa, Mitch Leow, Phil Mennell, Tarisha Rommick, Dominic Sibanda, Joshua Steel, Justin Thomas, and Niko Wirachman
Nolan Edwards, Blythe Jandoo, Victoria Layzell, Richard Murphy, Ian Oswald, Kyle Seeley, Ricardo Spriggs, Kayleigh Thadani, and Damien Winchester
Oliver Lidert as Standby Genie/Babkak
Kevin Stephen-Jones as Standby Jafar/Sultan
Aladdin is currently booking at the Prince Edward Theatre until 9th February. 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.