Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre tickets
Aladdin at Prince Edward Theatre tickets

Aladdin tickets from £21.00

Tickets from £21.00

Overview

Casey Nicholaw’s smash-hit spectacular Aladdin flew into the Prince Edward Theatre, after taking Broadway by storm. Bringing the bright and vibrant Arabian Nights to life, Disney introduces yet another popular stage adaptation to the West End, following the hugely successful The Lion King. Nominated for a staggering five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Aladdin promises to be an entirely magical musical.

Based on the tale from 1001 Arabian Nights and adapted by Chad Beguelin (Elf the Musical), Aladdin tells the story of a young and hopeful street urchin who steals to live. When he stumbles across a magic lamp and the even more magic Genie inside it, he has the opportunity to make all of his dreams come true. After he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Princess Jasmine, Aladdin is determined to win her heart, with a little help from the very generous Genie.

Matthew Croke (Annie Get Your Gun, Singing In The Rain) leads the cast as Aladdin from June 2017, alongside former Sugababe Jade Ewen as Princess Jasmine, who is currently wowing critics as Vanessa in In the Heights. Trevor Dion Nicholas makes his West End debut as the Genie, after understudying the role in the Broadway production.

Further cast members include Don Gallagher (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Producers) as Jafar, Nick Cavaliere as Iago, Irvine Iqbal (Bombay Dreams) as the Sultan and Leon Craig as Babkak.

With wonderfully memorable music by eight-time Academy Award winner and Disney maestro Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Aladdin includes many of the original songs from the 1992 film. Popular songs include ‘One Jump Ahead’, ‘Friend Like Me’, ‘Prince Ali’ and the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning ‘A Whole New World’.

Songs that were cut from the animation, such as ‘Proud of Your Boy’ feature in this new, dazzling musical, alongside some entirely new songs that will delight and entertain even the most adamant Aladdin fans. The production features design by six-time Tony Award-winning Bob Crowley, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound by Ken Travis and costume by Gregg Barnes.

Recommended for

Fans of The Lion King will love this new Disney venture, which features many of the original songs from the film. Those who enjoy musical theatre will love the new songs that feature in the score.

Age Recommendations: 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.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval
Opened: 27 May 2016
Press night: 15 Jun 2016
Booking from: 13 Dec 2017
Booking until: 02 Jun 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Wednesday 13 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Thursday 14 Dec 20172:30pm7:30pm
Friday 15 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Saturday 16 Dec 20172:30pm7:30pm
Monday 18 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Tuesday 19 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Wednesday 20 Dec 2017--7:30pm

Location and map

Prince Edward Theatre
28 Old Compton Street
London, W1D 4HS

459 Reviews Add review

I have to start by mentioning how blown over I was with Trevor Dion Nichols who played the Genie, an iconic character anyone will ... More

aaronajlburgess 6ft something, 1 review, 0 helpful votes

I have to start by mentioning how blown over I was with Trevor Dion Nichols who played the Genie, an iconic character anyone will admit, being portrayed by the late and great Robin Williams in the 1992 animated film. Nichols had played the Genie on Broadway, I think as an understudy or replacement, but recently relocating to London to star in the West End production of Aladdin. He was by far the most charismatic, talented, funny and wonderful person on that whole stage. He certainly was the star of the night and that showed in the response he got from the audience, most standing to applaud such an energetic performance. He has the best song in the show, ‘Friend Like Me’ and boy does he do it justice. A 7 minute, non-stop musical number, with a Disney medley honouring the work of Disney legends Howard Ashman, Stephen Swartz and Alan Menken with Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas and The Little Mermaid, being featured. This was also one of the most visually amazing parts of the show. It involves magic, glitter, quick changes, illusions and an explosion of confetti into the audience. I cannot get over this one scene; I want to see it over and over again. There are clips on the Internet of the Tony performance but this does not capture one bit how amazing it is to sit among it, plus it is a snippet of the full scene. If you do not enjoy anything else about Aladdin, Nichols’ performance will have you gagging for more and he will draw you in to the Arabian magic. I have to admit apart from Nichols I was not blown away by the rest of the cast. I had seen Dean John-Wilson recently at the St James’ Theatre in Miss Atomic Bomb where I thought he was really good. Thus I was really looking forward to seeing him as the protagonist in this show which had received fantastic reviews. I am not sure what it was but I thought his voice was not the best and no way compared to Nichols’. The same was said for Jade Ewen playing Jasmine. A former Sugababe I was having high hopes for this performance, again I was completely underwhelmed. The songs sung by Ewen and John-Wilson did nothing for my inner romantic side, so ‘A Whole New World’ was disappointing, vocally, not visually (wait!). Jafar was played by Don Gallagher who is a well-known TV and stage actor but I felt this performance was very panto-esque (I love a panto, but there is a place and time). Whether this was aimed at the kids I am not sure. I enjoyed Peter Howe as Iago, who does the most fantastic human version of an animated parrot, the reference to Iago as a parrot in the film was good and he even sounded like the Iago in the film. Irvine Iqbal played the Sultan, who albeit not in it much had a really amazing voice so it was a shame he only really has one (big) number. Instead of the monkey Abu as Aladdin’s side kick he has three mates, Babkak, Omar and Kassim (I liked Kassim, played by Stephen Rahman-Hughes), and I understand it would have been difficult to portray a tiny monkey on stage, but I think I would have preferred a monkey as opposed to three mates, although there is a reference to Abu in the Prince Ali number. Also there is no tiger (Rajah). I think the creatives of Aladdin outweigh the cast by a million, excluding Nichols’ of course. With the hero of Disney, a god of musical theatre and a talent not many can top, you can’t really go wrong when you have Alan Menken writing the music for a stage show, and again this is something he has exceeded in. With old classics such as Arabian Nights, One Jump Ahead, Friend Like Me, Prince Ali and of course A Whole New World what can go wrong. With lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, Tim Rice (another fantastic Disney and Musical theatre lyricist) and Chad Beguelin (who also writes the book) it really is a fantastic score. It was great to hear some of Ashman’s work that was cut from the original animated film, the song Proud of Your Boy I have fallen in love with and High Adventure is a catchy little number too. I always think it is hard to beat the classics and the newer songs which were written for the stage version don’t live up to the classics. A Million Miles Away was a bit flat for me, although hearing it on the Broadway cast album does sound better and ‘These Palace Walls’ has been forgotten. Some of the scenes were absolutely beautiful and were mesmerising which is not an over exaggeration at all. Scenic design was by Bob Crowley, illusion design by Jim Steinmeyer, and Lighting by Natasha Katz. The scenes start to become out of this world with Diamond in the Rough leading to Friend Like Me. The stage turns into an actual Sahara goldmine. Everything is so sparkly and dazzling, the lion sand monster comes to life and you just do not know where to look. The transformation of the stage during Friend Like Me and the illusory effects are just fantastic and it really gives off that magical vibe. I cannot give too much away as it will spoil the show if you see it. Katz does an amazing job with A Whole New World, again the stage transforms into the night sky, with shooting stars, perspective changes and the love between Jasmine and Aladdin comes to life with the lighting arrangements. It really was a spectacular moment, and yes there is a magic carpet ride, beautiful! All of this wonder is added to by the gorgeous costume design by Gregg Barnes. From the dramatic bold colours off all the characters to the innocent and rich white of the Prince and his entourage they were all so beautiful. The Arabian feel for costumes was definitely captured within the costumes and there was so much bling it was fabulous. Some of those costumes are bound to have weighed a ton (I should know I spent a good 20 minutes at the V&A trying them on). And I am assuming this would be down to make-up design (Milagros Medina-Cerdeira), anyway whose ever idea it was to put glitter on the bald head of the Genie, for me this was the icing on the cake, or the glitter on the head (haha! Bad joke sorry). If (or when) I go bald at least I have the comfort of knowing I can sparkle in the light of having no hair with body glitter on my head, YES! To read the full review please visit - http://musicaltheatreaddict.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/aladdin-prince-edward-theatre.html

aaronajlburgess 6ft something, 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Like every other review of this show ever written, I have to start by extolling the talent of Trevor Dion Nicholas. Without his ex... More

dreamalongjoy 5"8, 35 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Like every other review of this show ever written, I have to start by extolling the talent of Trevor Dion Nicholas. Without his exuberance, energy, charm and charisma, this show would be a shadow of what it is. He, not Dean John-Wilson, is the centrepiece of this show, and it is utterly criminal that he doesn't bow last. His performance remains the best thing I have seen on the west end, and I expect that accolade to remain his for a long time. British reservedness means standing ovations are a dying art, but this man brings people to their feet. My only complaint is that it's sometimes hard to drag your eyes off him and take in the rest of the show. Dean John-Wilson is a chronically disappointing Aladdin, who doesn't really drum up all that much emotion - his parents are dead and he's nothing but a street rat! But he's pretty chill about it. He's fallen in love with the Princess! But he's pretty chill about it. He's locked in a dungeon in the palace! But he's pretty chill about it. He has to wear a waistcoat every day! But he's pretty chill about it. He is underwhelming, and there are several moments when the show falls flat because of it. The rest of the cast are a powerhouse of talent, and the sets, stage effects and costumes are a visual spectacle like no other. It's a super fun time, and I hope it stays forever - or for as long as Trevor Dion Nicholas is prepared to step into his magic lamp every night.

dreamalongjoy 5"8, 35 reviews, 1 helpful vote

As a Disney fanatic I wanted to love this show but unfortunately I have mixed feelings. It is nothing like what Disney have done ... More

loriritchie 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

As a Disney fanatic I wanted to love this show but unfortunately I have mixed feelings. It is nothing like what Disney have done with the lion king and so maybe I had my hopes up. There are a lot of changes from the movie and a lot of new songs, which I wasn't particularly a fan of. There is also a lack of key characters and scenes. No spoilers so you would have to watch it (or of course read other reviews!). The replacements for these characters and alternate scenes, likewise did not make me a fan of these changes and I just really wish it was more like the classic movie and story line. The show almost felt like a blend between panto and theater in areas. There are a few scenes with 'fireworks' and these were dazzling and blinding! A bit OTT rather than in awe! I can't imagine if someone was epileptic! I also felt the actors spoke way too fast from the start of the show throughout. This does not so much apply to the genie scene the show opens with (this may be as most of his lines are in song however). Overall it is worth seeing and is a good, fun, family friendly show. However, if you love Disney and are torn between seeing Aladdin or the Lion King on a visit to London. Choose the Lion King.

loriritchie 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

As a Disney fanatic I wanted to love this show but unfortunately I have mixed feelings. It is nothing like what Disney have done w... More

loriritchie 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

As a Disney fanatic I wanted to love this show but unfortunately I have mixed feelings. It is nothing like what Disney have done with the lion king and so maybe I had my hopes up. There are a lot of changes from the movie and a lot of new songs, which I wasn't particularly a fan of. There is also a lack of key characters and scenes. No spoilers so you would have to watch it (or of course read other reviews!). The replacements for these characters and alternate scenes, likewise did not make me a fan of these changes and I just really wish it was more like the classic movie and story line. The show almost felt like a blend between panto and theatre in areas. There are a few scenes with 'fireworks' and these were dazzling and blinding! A bit OTT rather than in awe! I can't imagine if someone was epileptic! I also felt the actors spoke way too fast from the start of the show throughout. This does not so much apply to the genie scene the show opens with (this may be as most of his lines are in song however). Overall it is worth seeing and is a good, fun, family friendly show. However, if you love Disney and are torn between seeing Aladdin or the Lion King on a visit to London. Choose the Lion King.

loriritchie 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is a show-stopping production! It is big, lavish and it is wonderful to watch. The costumes and sets look very expensive and ... More

Funthing29 5"1, 142 reviews, 10 helpful votes

This is a show-stopping production! It is big, lavish and it is wonderful to watch. The costumes and sets look very expensive and definitely create the wow factor. Aladdin and the genie were also wonderful with fantastic vocals and brilliantly energetic performances. The show is a real crowd pleaser and enjoyable for all ages. It has the strong connections to the film and the recognisable musical numbers but also has new songs and its' own changes to the story to make this production worth seeing in its' own right.

Funthing29 5"1, 142 reviews, 10 helpful votes

A brilliant family show that runs like the film. Lots of jazzy numbers and stage changes. A brilliant cast and well performed. I s... More

paulfootie 6'3", 76 reviews, 3 helpful votes

A brilliant family show that runs like the film. Lots of jazzy numbers and stage changes. A brilliant cast and well performed. I saw a matinee and it was a pretty all house! There are some effects used (smoke and flashes and strobes) and this all adds to the show! Also I was warned about a total black out of the theatre (approx. 45mins in) as it appears that as all the lights go out people have thought that there was an issue! All portraits are excellent and the Genie does steal the show - he is excellent!!

paulfootie 6'3", 76 reviews, 3 helpful votes

I've heard this show to be very hit and miss and I was a little worried about what I would make of it, but I actually enjoyed it. ... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I've heard this show to be very hit and miss and I was a little worried about what I would make of it, but I actually enjoyed it. Yes its over the top and very much like an expensive pantomime in place, but in all I think they have done good adapting the film to the stage. I enjoyed the magic carpet and the Genie was exceptional! I must admit I hated the version of A whole new world and and I see why people would complain they've changed some of characters - eg giving Aladdin friends, but I don't think this is a necessarily a bad thing. I thought it was fun, colourful, bright and a good family show for all ages. Its not going to be for everyone but I suppose what show ever is.

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

The show was very enjoyable and I always enjoy seeing Disney. However, I felt that this adaptation was a bit too like pantomime. T... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 100 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The show was very enjoyable and I always enjoy seeing Disney. However, I felt that this adaptation was a bit too like pantomime. The chap playing the Genie was very talented but it felt like was being the pantomime dame (talking to the audience and breaking the fourth wall). I very much enjoy pantomime but at Christmas time, not when I've spent near to a £100 to a Broadway musical. Having said that though, the costumes and design were incredible and the carpet flying scene was incredible. There was one part where the genie came out with a union jack umbrella up! I just couldn't believe that a West End musical would do something that tacky. The pantomime element is the only thing stopping me from giving it a 5 star review.

RichardBayton 6"2, 100 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This show is absolutely stunning - the real highlight are the costumes and sets - the colours are just incredible, and the designe... More

jamesatwill 178, 71 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This show is absolutely stunning - the real highlight are the costumes and sets - the colours are just incredible, and the designers definitely deserve to win any awards they are nominated for! The Genie is by far the stand out performer - absolutely hilarious - I really wasn't sure if anyone would be able to live up to Robin Williams from the film, but this was a great contemporary take on the role. His 'megamix' during Friend Like Me was a highlight! The other highlight is of course the magic carpet - I could not work out at all how they managed to make it fly, and I can't find any answers when Googling, so I presume it is actual magic

jamesatwill 178, 71 reviews, 2 helpful votes
Join SeatPlan
Join SeatPlan

Quick checkout, keep track of your theatre tickets and join our theatre community.

SeatPlan - find the best theatre seats
SeatPlan helps you to find the best theatre seats

Add reviews and photos to help other theatregoers book the best seats.

SeatPlan - get rewarded
Add review

Get rewarded and enter competitions all while helping other theatregoers find the right seat.

SeatPlan

or

Show

Already have a SeatPlan account? Login here Creating an account means you agree with our Terms and Conditions.

SeatPlan

Back to log in