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, Fred Johanson as Jafar, Jermaine Woods as Iago, Irvine Iqbal as Sultan, Leon Craig as Babkak, Julian Capolei as Omar and Daniel de Bourg as Kassim.
Further casting includes Koko Basigara, Robertina Bonano, Danny Becker, Angeline Bell, Bianca Cordice, Abigail Climer, Nolan Edwards, Melanie Elizabeth, Nordine Ezzahr, Antony Hewitt, Blythe Jandoo, Abigail Johnson, Travis Kerry, Dann Kharsa, Victoria Layzell, Mitch Leow, Oliver Lidert, Phil Mennell, Richard Murphy, Ian Oswald, Tarisha Rommick, Kyle Seeley, Dominic Sibanda, Ricardo Spriggs, Joshua Steel, Kevin Stephen-Jones, Kayleigh Thandani, Justin Thomas, Damien Winchester and Niko Wirachman.
Aladdin originally opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in June 2016, and continues to play to packed out audiences.
Michael James Scott appears as the Genie from 17 August to 30 September 2018.
Who Should See It?The show is a spectacle that will thrill all Disney fans and those who love razzle-dazzle musicals! Children will be captivated by the colourful sets and costumes, whilst the script is packed with jokes to entertain a more adult audience.
Aladdin is recommended 6+. Under 3's will not be admitted into the venue. Under 16's must be seated next to an adult.
27th May 2016
19th Feb 2019
18th Jul 2019
2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval
Recommended 6+. No under 3s. Under 16s must be seated next to an adult.