A Whole New World opened up at the Prince Edward theatre when the hugely anticipated Broadway musical Disney’s Aladdin arrived, on its flying carpet, for guests of Aladdin Theatre Breaks, in 2016.
Disney’s Aladdin Theatre Breaks in London
With the continued success of Disney’s The Lion King still thrilling audiences in London 16 years on from its opening night and previous good form in the guise of Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins – the Disney company was no stranger to successful theatre breaks!
Aladdin Theatre Breaks – the story
A firm family favourite story, Aladdin is a street urchin in the city of Agrabah. He has a chance meeting with the Sultan’s daughter, Princess Jasmine, in the busy market place. Determined to drag himself out of the gutter and make himself worthy of Jasmine’s love, he agrees, for a fee, to find an old rusty lamp for a sorcerer, Jafar. But Aladdin finds himself left alone to perish in a deep cavern. However, all is not lost and with the help of a wish granting genie Aladdin’s amazing adventures have only just began.
Prior to Aladdin Theatre Breaks UK premiere, Disney Theatrical Productions’ President and Producer Thomas Schumacher said, “In 1992, Howard Ashman, Alan Menken and Tim Rice’s reimagining of the Aladdin tale became the biggest movie of the year around the globe. Now 23 years later, Casey Nicholaw’s production lifts a whole new audience and sends them home on air. We are thrilled to fly Aladdin’s carpet to London where the show has found its ideal home in Cameron Mackintosh’s stunning Prince Edward Theatre.”
The show features the hit songs of the animated film, including Arabian Nights, A Friend Like Me, Prince Ali and A Whole New World. Also new songs have been written by Oscar winning composer Alan Menken.
Disney’s Aladdin Ticket and Hotel Breaks The Prince Edward theatre is just off Shaftesbury Avenue. Nearby hotels include the four star Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel and the three star St Giles Hotel – perfect for Aladdin Theatre Breaks. For budget breaks we can also offer the Covent Garden Travelodge. If you do not need to be within walking distance then the theatre is just a short walk from Leicester Square Tube station from which you can easily travel to Victoria, Bloomsbury, Kensington and Knightsbridge where even more hotels can be found to suite your requirements.
Special Information: This production contains theatrical smoke & fog effects, pyrotechnics, strobe lighting & loud noises
Theatre : Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Street, London W1D 4HS
Closest tube station : Leicester Square on the Piccadilly & Northern lines
Performance times: NA
Opened : 9th June 2016
Booking to : Closed: next Show: Mary Poppins
Audience suitability : All ages
Was soooo looking forward to seeing Aladdin as its one of my favourite 'modern' Disney films and, on most levels, it didn't disappoint.Bursting with colourful sets, costumes and amazing special effects the show carries you along on it's magic carpet ride of Arabian adventures with the actual carpet ride when Aladdin & Jasmine sing "A Whole New World" a really spectacular moment. Whilst everyone in the cast plays their parts as directed its the fabulous GENIE who moves the show along and steals every scene he's in - hence the well deserved standing ovation for Trevor Dion Nicholas. My only gripe - and really it is my only gripe - why did everyone have American accents? As bizarre as the Arabian bizarre of Agrabar!