Enter A Whole New World at the Prince Edward Theatre with the stage adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animation. Bursting with breath-taking sets, dazzling costumes and striking special effects, the musical colourfully brings the streets of Agrabah to life. Be whisked away on a magic carpet ride with tickets to see Disney’s Aladdin.
Staying close to the classic children’s film, the musical follows a poor man’s quest to charm a princess. Aladdin stumbles across a magic lamp with a genie inside, who grants him three wishes. But he soon learns that he needs more than magic to defeat the cunning Jafar and win the heart of princess Jasmine. The musical has all the lovable characters, like the Sultan and Iago, with a few new faces to watch out for.
You’ll also relive three of the Academy Award-winning film’s most memorable songs. ‘Arabian Nights’, ‘A Friend Like Me’ and ‘A Whole New World’ take on new leases of life with explosive performances on stage. The musical also features songs that were cut from the animation alongside brand new tracks. Having worked on other Disney classics like The Lion King, Tim Rice returns as songwriter for Aladdin, with Howard Ashman, Beguelin and Alan Menken.
Described as ‘theatrical magic’ (Daily Telegraph), the show is visually magnificent. It has smoke and fog effects, pyrotechnics, strobe lighting, making it one of the most involved and technical productions around. There’s also 30-foot-high sets, a truly magical flying carpet scene, and over 300 beautifully-designed costumes with over 2 million Swarovski crystals embedded. Aladdin is a feast for the eyes, and conjures the enchantment of Arabian Nights perfectly!
The production first opened in Seattle in 2011, later transferring to Broadway, the West End, and other cities across the globe. It’s a five-time Tony Award and Grammy nominee and winner of WhatsOnStage and The Mousetrap Awards.
This loving adaptation is directed and choreographed by the multi-award-winning Casey Nicolaw (The Book of Moron, Dreamgirls). It has occupied a place in London’s theatre district since opening there, but will close in August 2019 to make way for Mary Poppins. Grab tickets to Aladdin now for an unbelievable night of song, laughter and adventure.
The Daily Telegraph
"A jazzy riot of infectious brio"
The Daily Mail