Disney's Aladdin has "landed triumphantly in London's West End" (Daily Telegraph). Featuring all the songs from the Academy Award-winning classic film, this "shining, shimmering spectacle" (Huffington Post) is everything you could wish for and more.

An extraordinary creative team is led by director and choreographer, Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Music is by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) with lyrics from Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tim Rice (The Lion King) and Chad Beguelin (Elf), who also wrote the book.

The lead roles of Aladdin and Jasmine will be taken by rising British stars Dean John-Wilson (Here Lies Love) and Jade Ewen (In the Heights). Broadway's Trevor Dion Nicholas has made his London stage debut as the Genie.

A fabulous cast and orchestra, over 350 magnificent costumes, and breathtaking sets and special effects come together to create the "sheer Genie-us" (Evening Standard) that is Aladdin.
"Lands triumphantly in the West End"
Daily Telegraph

"Wish granted"
The Times

"Sheer Genie-us"
Evening Standard

"An absolute knockout"
The Spectator

"Magnificent, a shining, shimmering spectacle"
Huffington Post

"Brings magic to the stage"
BBC News

Daily Mail

"It's all you could wish for and a whole lot more"
Smooth Radio

"Non-stop inventiveness"
The Guardian

"This is wish-fulfillment, in every sense"
The Stage

Disney have 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 role marks Matthew's debut in a leading role in the West End. Originally from Sheffield, Matthew has previously starred in Annie Get Your Gun (Crucible Theatre), Singin' in the Rain (UK Tour), Funny Girl (Menier Chocolate Factory), Shall We Dance (Sadler's Wells), A Chorus Line (Crucible Theatre) and West Side Story (UK & Ireland tour). He has also performed and understudied the roles of Amos Hart & Mary Sunshine in Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Eugene in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre), Don in Singin' in the Rain (Palace Theatre) and Fiyero in Wicked (Apollo Victoria).

Nick Cavaliere will join the company to play the role of Iago, whilst current cast members Miles Barrow, Leon Craig and Daniel de Bourg will step into the roles of Omar, Babkak and Kassim respectively. Don Gallagher and Irvine Iqbal will continue in their respective roles of Jafar and the Sultan.

Further new cast includes Chanelle Anthony, Danny Becker, Cindy Belliot, Filippo Coffano, Nolan Edwards, Sinead Kenny, Travis Kerry, Dann Kharsa, Tarisha Rommick, Joshua Steel, Monica Swayne and Niko Wirachman.

Travis Kerry and Niko Wirachman both join the production after entering international open auditions.

The remaining cast comprises Arran Anzani-Jones, Albey Brookes, Lauren Chia, Bianca Cordice, Cavin Cornwall, Melanie Elizabeth, Kade Ferraiolo, Antony Hewitt, Mitch Leow, Oliver Lidert, Ian Oswald, Kyle Seeley, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Ricardo Spriggs, Kayleigh Thadani and Jermaine Woods.

The hit new musical opened to critical acclaim last June. The show continues to play to sell-out houses, and tickets are now on sale for performances up to and including 30 September 2017.


The West End production of Aladdin the musical is now booking at the Prince Edward Theatre until 1 April 2017, it has been confirmed. Having opened in the West End in June to positive reviews, the production starring Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin), Jade Ewen (Jasmine), Trevor Dion Nicholas (Genie), Don Gallagher (Jafar), Peter Howe (Iago), Irvine Iqbal (Sultan), Nathan Amzi (Babkak),Stephen Rahman-Hughes (Kassim), and Rachid Sabitri (Omar) has proved popular with audiences and is now extending the booking period until the 1st April 2017.

The production ,which is currently also playing on Broadway, is directed by Casey Nicholaw and features a score of popular Disney songs including Friend Like Me and A Whole New World, composed by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin. Based on the original animated film, the story follows Aladdin, a street urchin who meets and falls in love with the Princess Jasmine unexpectedly. But the course of true love never did run smoothly, as by law Princess Jasmine can only marry a prince - but with the help of a magic lamp and a genie maybe all isn't lost and he can win the hand of the princess.

Aladdin is the latest Walt Disney Theatricals production to arrive in the West End following on from The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale now.


With 315 hours of rehearsals now complete; 68 tonnes of scenery hung at the Prince Edward Theatre; and 337 custom-designed, hand-made costumes created from over 1,225 varieties of fabric, adorned with millions of Swarovski crystals, Disney's new musical Aladdin has now begun previews in the West End. To coincide, Disney has announced that Aladdin has extended its booking period into 2017. Tickets for the spectacular production are now on sale for performances up to and including 11 February 2017. The show's official opening night will be on Wednesday 15 June.

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 1992 animated film as well as 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).

Previous Disney stage productions in London have included Shakespeare in Love and the Olivier-winning productions of Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins and The Lion King, which is now playing its 17th year in the West End.


Disney have announced that Dean John-Wilson will play the role of Aladdin alongside Jade Ewen as Jasmine, in the West End premiere of the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film.

Dean John-Wilson has previously appeared in Fatboy Slim and David Byrne's acclaimed musical Here Lies Love(National Theatre), Songs For a New World (St James Theatre) and Tim Rice's From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre). Dean first became known to television audiences for appearing in the semi-finals of the 2008 series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent.

Jade Ewen made her professional stage debut in Disney's The Lion King as Young Nala and has since gone on to star in In The Heights (King's Cross Theatre), Porgy and Bess (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre) and Whistle Down The Wind (Aldywch Theatre). In addition to her work on stage, she was a member of the Sugababes since 2009 with seven albums reaching the UK's Top Ten Album Chart. She also represented the UK in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, achieving fifth place and making her the UK's most successful act in the last 12 years.

Dean and Jade will be joined by Don Gallagher (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Producers, Les Miserables) as Jafar, Peter Howe (Matilda The Musical, The Lord Of The Rings) as Iago, Irvine Iqbal (Bend It Like Beckham, Bombay Dreams) as the Sultan, Nathan Amzi (In The Heights, Urinetown, Rock of Ages) as Babkak, Stephen Rahman-Hughes (ITV's Emmerdale, Rock of Ages - UK Tour, Bombay Dreams) as Kassim and Rachid Sabitri (I Call My Brothers, Romeo and Juliet, Rafta Rafta) as Omar.

As previously announced, Broadway cast member Trevor Dion Nicholas will make his London stage debut as Genie. In addition to his work on stage and screen, Trevor is an accomplished musician and is the primary singer and songwriter for the alternative indie soul band Neighborhood Goliath.

"As we cast this exceptional company, I was impressed again - as I have been many times in the last two decades - by the vast, deep pool of musical theatre talent in London and throughout Britain," said Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions. "And how gratifying that talent is a microcosm of the country in all its diversity and distinction. I'm so proud this beautiful cast reflects that."

The full cast includes: Arran Anzani-Jones, Miles Barrow, Albey Brookes, Lauren Chia, Bianca Cordice, Leon Craig, Daniel de Bourg, Seng Henk Goh, Melanie Elizabeth, Kade Ferraiolo, Michelle Chantelle Hopewell, Fred Johanson, Mitch Leow, Oliver Lidert, Thierry Picaut, Alex Pinder, Briony Scarlett, Kyle Seeley, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Ricardo Spriggs, Katie Singh, Dawnita Smith, Marsha Songcome, Kayleigh Thadani and Jermaine Woods.

Aladdin will now open at the Prince Edward Theatre in June 2016, with previews from Friday 27 May. Tickets are now on sale for performances up to 1 October 2016.

Type of production: Musical

Opened: 27 May 2016

Booking until: 24 August 2019

Running time: 2 Hours 30 Mins

Prices: £27.00 - £263.00