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 Prince Edward Theatre in May 2016. Based on Disney’s cherished film of the same name, the musical follows a lovable ‘diamond in the rough’ and his adventures in Agrabah, featuring well-known songs by Alan Menken.
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 the Academy Award-winning "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 received acclaim on Broadway from 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.
Casting includes Matthew Croke (Wicked, Chicago, Grease) as Aladdin, Jade Ewen (In the Heights) as Princess Jasmine, Broadway's Trevor Dion Nicholas as Genie, Don Gallagher as Jafar, Nick Cavaliere as Iago, Irvine Iqbal as Sultan, Leon Craig as Babkak, Miles Barrow as Omar and Daniel de Bourg as Kassim.
Aladdin originally opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in June 2016, and continues to play to packed out audiences.
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
21st Nov 2017
28th Apr 2018
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.