A Whole New World has opened up at the Prince Edward theatre now the hugely anticipated Broadway musical Disney’s Aladdin has arrived, on its flying carpet, for guests of Aladdin Theatre Breaks.
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 is 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 andA Whole New World. Also new songs have been written by Oscar winning composer Alan Menken.
Casting news : There will be a couple of new faces on the Prince Edward theatre stage from 5th June 2017 as Aladdin celebrates its first year in the West End.
Sheffield born Matthew Croke will take over the title role of Aladdin whilst Jade Ewen will remain as Princess Jasmine. The terrific Trevor Dion Nicholas will carry on as the genius Genie – the whole show is great, but Nicholas is absolutely outstanding as the larger than life “man in blue”.
Nick Cavaliere replaces Peter Howe in the role of Iago, with Don Gallagher and Irvine Iqbal contining in their respective roles of Jafar and the Sultan.
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: Monday to Saturday at 1930; Thursday & Saturday at 1430 Opened : 9th June 2016 Booking to : 30 March 2019 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!