Ahead of its West End premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre, rehearsal images for Aladdin have been released. From the producer of The Lion King, the new West End musical from Disney will debut at the Prince Edward Theatre on Wednesday 15th June 2016, with previews from Friday 27th May. Tickets are on general sale for performances up to and including 1st October 2016.
Dean John-Wilson plays the role of Aladdin alongside Jade Ewen as Jasmine in the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film. Broadway cast member Trevor Dion Nicholas makes his London stage debut as Genie and is joined by Don Gallagher as Jafar, Peter Howe as Iago, Irvine Iqbal as the Sultan, Nathan Amzi as Babkak, Stephen Rahman-Hughes as Kassim and Rachid Sabitri as Omar.
Aladdin features the timeless songs from the classic 1992 animated film as well as new music written by Tony, Olivier and eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken. With lyrics from Olivier Award and two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman, three-time Tony and Olivier Award winner and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice, and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin. With book by Beguelin, Aladdin is directed and choreographed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Casey Nicholaw.
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Images: Johan Persson