The genie’s out of the bottle – Disney’s Aladdin flies to UK

Disney's Aladdin. Images Deen van Meer.
Disney’s Aladdin. Images Deen van Meer.

The general public must wait until the end of the month before they can get their hands on coveted tickets to Disney’s spectacular and award-winning Aladdin, which comes to the West End this spring.

The Tony Award-winning musical will hold its premiere in June at the Prince Edward Theatre with previews from May 27. Registered priority booking is now operating until November 23 when tickets will go on general sale. It will be booking until October next year.

Broadway’s Trevor Dion Nicholas plans to fly over (on magic carpet of course!) to make his London stage debut as Genie.

Trevor Dion Nicholas as the Genie in Disney's Aladdin

Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, 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.”

Aladdin features the much-loved songs from the 1992 animated film as well as new music written by multi award winners Menken, Ashman and Rice along with 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).

Aladdin is now in its second record-breaking year on Broadway where it has been seen by more than one million people. Another production opened in Tokyo last May and it will have its European premiere next month in Hamburg. A further production is heading down under to open in Sydney in 2016.

Aladdin will run at the Prince Edward Theatre until October 1, 2016 with previews starting May 27.

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