We went to see Disney’s mind-blowing production of Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre last week and were simply captivated as if under a wonderful spell. There was an air of excitement that enveloped the auditorium, which itself looked stunning and we were not disappointed when the curtain went up. Here are some of our favourite reviews so you can read what they had to say about this fantastic show. If you need another excuse to see the show, we have great seats from just £28.75 and availability for July.
Here’s what See Theatre’s Paul Watt thought of the play:
“Aladdin was always one of my favourite films growing up, I loved (and still do love) all things Disney. This meant that I had exceedingly high expectations going into it and boy did it deliver, just hearing the orchestra play the overture was enough to give me goosebumps, the nostalgia is real. Number after number, the show constantly one-upped itself with amazing stage magic, powerhouse vocals, delightful dance sequences and brilliant references to the Disney film (and a few others). My favourite song had to be Friend Like Me, led by the fantastic Genie who was played by Trevor Dion Nicholas. The whole cast have a great chemistry throughout and each bring something new to the roles they play. Disney’s Aladdin is fantastic and simply unmissable.”
The Guardian ✭✭✭✭
“Impressive stage magic, a gold-dripping design and a party-loving genie make this energetic adaptation of the animated movie a wicked treat” – Michael Billington
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“Alan Menken’s irresistibly tuneful score, with lyrics by the late Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, is beautifully rendered under the musical direction of Alan Williams, and director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw takes it all home with a staging that nails every number with brilliant showmanship.” – Mark Shenton
“The Genie’s big show-stopper Friend Like Me – a jazzy riot of infectious brio and trick-mustering showmanship that conjures the spirit of Las Vegas and hits the jack-pot in terms of hummability – will leave you heading for the interval ice-creams with a smile on your face.” – Dominic Cavendish
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“The leads are both Brits: Dean John-Wilson plays a wholesome Aladdin, while Jade Ewen is a feisty Jasmine with a silken voice. As the Genie notes in a new prologue, they’re supported by a very good-looking ensemble who sing and dance their hearts out in teeny but dazzling costumes.” – Claire Webb
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