Why See Aladdin?
get ready to grab your magic carpet
In an exotic, faraway land, one young pauper's life is about to change with the luck of an ancient lamp - and you're invited to join this magic carpet ride as it embarks on its first UK tour! Based on the hit Disney classic movie Aladdin, this Tony Award-winning musical features all your favourite songs from the film including 'A Whole New World, 'Friend Like me' and 'One Jump!'
Disney brings their 1992 movie classic to life in this fantastical musical, which features the same unforgettable music as the film - created by Academy and Tony award-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin - as well as some brand new numbers.
WHAT IS ALADDIN ABOUT?
Aladdin is a charming street urchin in Agrabah, who, when 'exploring' the mysterious Cave of Wonders, uncovers an ancient lamp that proves to be more than just an interesting lighting solution. He unwittingly frees the lamp's resident wacky Genie, who grants him three wishes. Transformed from pauper to Prince, Aladdin catches the eye of beautiful but bored Princess Jasmine, who longs for some adventure of her own!
But it's not all a smooth magic carpet ride, because Aladdin isn't the only one that knows of the lamp's power. Enter the nefarious Jafar and his minions, who have plans for three wishes of their own and it's up to Aladdin to defeat him to keep the Kingdom from his clutches.
Opening night: 24 October 2023
Two hours and 30 minutes with one intermission
You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.
Cast and Creative
Gavin Adams as Aladdin
Jade Ewen as Jasmine
Desmonda Cathabel as Jasmine (Edinburgh)
Eukayi Ushe as Genie
Adam Strong as Jafar
Angelo Paragoso as Iago
Jo Servi as the Sultan
Nay-Nay as Babkak
Nelson Bettencourt as Kassim
Adam Taylor as Omar
Ensemble & Swing
Hannah Amin, Dammi Aregbeshola, Rico Bakker, Daisy Barnett, Sarah Benbelaid, Erin Gisele Chapman, Tau-En Chien, Zac Frieze, Juan Jackson, James Lim, Harriet Millier, Aaron Elijah Patel, Abbie Platts, Joseph Pulton, Olivier Scheers, Kerry Spark, Ricardo Spriggs, Damien Winchester and Niko Wirachman
Directed by Casey Nicholaw
Book by Chad Beguelin
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin
Bob Crowley - Sets
Gregg Barnes - Costumes
Natasha Katz - Lighting
Jim Steinmeye - Visual Effects
What's On Stage Awards 2017
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Trevor Dion Nicolas
Best Costume Design
What we thought
Entertaining FEEL-GOOD desirable
It is a winner whether if you are a newcomer to the film, or a die-hard fan
As the resident Disney superfan at London Theatreland, to say I was ridiculously excited about this new addition to the House Of Mouse's West End collection is a little of an understatement.Read full review
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