About the showThe genie in the lamp has granted the wishes of the West End as the highly anticipated Broadway smash-hit Aladdin transferred to the Price Edward Theatre in May 2016. The musical is based on Disney’s cherished film of the same name about the lovable ‘diamond in the rough’ and his adventures in Agrabah, and features well-known songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.
This Tony Award-nominated musical follows Aladdin and his friends, Kassim, Omar and Babkak as they survive on the mean streets beyond the palace walls that enclose Princess Jasmine. When Aladdin and Jasmine meet by chance, they fall in love and anger the villainous Grand Vizier, Jafar, who wants Jasmine and the throne for himself. What follows is a wild Arabian adventure full of flying carpets, caves of treasure and a tap-dancing genie!
Aladdin features new music as well as famous songs from Menken’s original film score, including ‘Arabian Nights’, ‘One Jump Ahead’, ‘Friend Like Me’, and of course ‘A Whole New World’. Full of extravagant music and dance numbers, this is a show of relentless razzle-dazzle that breathes new life into the original story.
Defying expectations left-right-and-centre, this playful show is adored on Broadway by audiences of all ages. Directed by The Book of Mormon’s Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin looks beyond the original film and brings some spirited pizzazz to the West End.
Dean John-Wilson who, since appearing on Britain's Got Talent, has toured the UK with Sister Act and Songs for a New World takes on the title role of Aladdin. Jade Ewen, who was most recently seen as Vanessa in In the Heights, steps into the shoes of his love interest, Princess Jasmine. Trevor Dion Nicholas, who has played the Genie on Broadway, will fly across the pond (probably not by magic carpet!) to reprise the role on the West End.
Aladdin opened on 27 May 2016 with official press night on 9 June 2016.
Who Should See It?Aladdin is a spectacle that will thrill all fans of Disney and razzle-dazzle musicals! Children will be captivated by the colourful sets and costumes, whilst playwright Chad Beguelin’s intelligent script has made sure there’s plenty of jokes to entertain a more adult audience.
27th May 2016
23rd Feb 2017
31st Jul 2017
2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval
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 and sat next to the accompanying adult.