Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh announce the return to the West End of the critically acclaimed and internationally award-winning production of Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins will return to its original West End home at the Prince Edward Theatre where, after three smash-hit years in London, Disney’s Aladdin will end its run late August 2019. Starring … [Read more...]
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From Disney Theatrical Productions, the producer of The Lion King, Aladdin features the popular songs from the 1992 animated film together with new music written by Tony, Olivier and eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Little Shop Of Horrors). With lyrics from Olivier Award and two-time Oscar® winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony and Olivier Award, three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida), and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), and a book by Beguelin, Aladdin is directed and choreographed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
The production team also includes illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly.
Aladdin premiered on Thursday 9th June 2016 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in London’s West End, with previews from Friday 27th May, 2016.
Prince Edward Theatre
28 Old Compton Street
London W1D 4HS
Evenings: Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm.
The Prince Edward Theatre
28 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HS
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Tube Lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Directions from nearest tube: (5mins) Take Charing Cross Road until you reach the crossroads with Shaftesbury Avenue. Passing the Palace Theatre, take Langley Mow on the left and follow it on.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176
Night Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N5, N19, N20, N38; (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N29, N41, N279
Car Park: Chinatown (3mins)
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air-conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets Wheelchair accessible
The Prince Edward Theatre London
The Prince Edward Theatre opened in 1930 as a multi-purpose theatre able to show musicals, revue and films. The theatre then reopened as The London Casino on 2nd April 1936 after being converted into a cabaret restaurant, which became particularly noted for its lavish stage shows. During the Second World War it became a club for servicemen called The Queensbury All Services Club. In 1946 musicals and revues briefly returned. In 1954 the theatre was converted to screen with the new Cinerama film spectaculars.
In 1978 the musical Evita started a run of nearly eight years and the theatre reverted to its original name The Prince Edward Theatre.
Other musicals at the theatre have included Chess and the Broadway revival production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes which was then followed by three short-lived musicals including Some Like It Hot, Children of Eden and The Hunting of the Snark. From late 1992 to early 1993 the theatre was completely refurbished, reopening on 18th February 1993 with the Broadway production of the Gershwin musical Crazy For You. Aladdin is currently showing at the Prince Edward Theatre.
It is announced today that Trevor Dion Nicholas, who has starred as Aladdin’s London Genie since the hit musical opened in 2016, will join the show’s US Tour for a limited engagement this summer, during which time he’ll play his hometown of Pittsburgh, before returning to the West End. Trevor will be swapping places with American musical theatre star Michael James … [Read more...]
As it prepares to celebrate its second birthday in the West End, Disney’s Aladdin announces today that fourteen new cast members will be joining the company. Matthew Croke will continue to star in the title role, having joined the company in June 2017, opposite original London cast members Jade Ewen (Jasmine) and Trevor Dion Nicholas (Genie). New cast members include … [Read more...]
Disney’s hit West End musical Aladdin has launched a brand new video library to accompany its education programme. Nine short films have been made in consultation with teachers in order to help pupils prepare for their theatre experience as well as deepen their knowledge and understanding of the processes involved in theatre making. Aladdin’s curriculum-linked … [Read more...]
The classic 1992 film Aladdin has been brought to thrilling life as a stage musical by the producer of The Lion King, featuring all the songs from the Academy Award©-winning score, together with new music written for this production. Featuring the timeless songs from the classic film including A Whole New World, Friend Like Me and Arabian Nights together with new … [Read more...]
Ahead of its first anniversary at the Prince Edward Theatre, Disney’s Aladdin has released behind-the-scenes photography of the new company in rehearsals. Having opened to critical acclaim in London’s West End in June 2016, the hit musical based on the classic Academy Award®-winning animated film will celebrate its first birthday in the West End on 15 June … [Read more...]
Disney Theatrical Productions has released an exclusive first look at Matthew Croke as the title role in Aladdin ahead of his first performance in the title role on 5th June 2017 at the Prince Edward Theatre. The new musical based on the classic Academy Award®-winning animated film will have its first birthday in the West End on 15th June, with Jade Ewen and Trevor … [Read more...]
Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Matthew Croke will star in the title role of Aladdin as the new musical based on the classic Academy Award®-winning animated film approaches its first birthday in the West End. Jade Ewen will continue in the role of Jasmine and Trevor Dion Nicholas, who made his London stage debut as Genie, remains in the role. The … [Read more...]
Disney’s hit new musical ALADDIN, which opened in the West End in June 2016 is pleased to announce its first dedicated Autism-Friendly Performance will take place on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Tickets are now on sale. It follows the success of previous such performances at The Lion King, whose upcoming Autism-Friendly Performance on 4 June 2017 has now sold out. The … [Read more...]