Aladdin 2016

Run Time:
Two hours and 45 minutes
Ages: 6+
Opened: June 15, 2016
Closing: August 24, 2019

Aladdin - 2016 - West End History , Info & More

Prince Edward Theatre
(Leicester Square/Tottenham Court Road) Old Compton Street London

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 are played 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.

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ALADDIN Ends West End Run August 24; MARY POPPINS to Fill its Theatre This Fall
by Stephi Wild - August 24, 2019

Aladdin's West End run ends tonight, August 24, after 1,361 performances at the Prince Edward Theatre. The show began performances on May 27, 2016, prior to an official opening June 15.

ALADDIN Celebrates Third Birthday At London's Prince Edward Theatre
by Stephi Wild - June 17, 2019

Disney's Aladdin marked its anniversary this week having celebrated its official opening night three years ago on 15 June 2016. The spectacular West End musical has now welcomed more than two million audience members at the Prince Edward Theatre where tickets are on sale for performances up to and including Saturday 24 August 2019 - when it will conclude its magical run in London. For further details please visit

CD Review: ONLY DREAMING, Matt Croke
by Kerrie Nicholson - February 28, 2019

In the sleeve for his debut album Only Dreaming Matt Croke writes: 'as a small boy I always loved listening to albums - I dreamt and hoped that one day I would be lucky enough to actually make one myself. Years later… here it is.' Currently playing the titular role in the West End production of Aladdin, Croke's Only Dreaming is a celebration of roles and songs he knows and loves, some roles he has played, other's perhaps to come. What is for sure though, is that the whole album shines with an infinitely likeable charm and ease.

BWW Interview: ALADDIN's Matthew Croke Discusses His Debut Album
by Marianka Swain - February 1, 2019

Matthew Croke is currently starring in the title role of Aladdin in the West End. He's also found the time to record his debut album, Only Dreaming, featuring a collection of classic songs from stage and screen.

Photo Flash: ALADDIN Celebrates Two Years on the West End
by Stephi Wild - June 21, 2018

Last night, Aladdin celebrated its second birthday on London's West End. The show was celebrated with a celebrity gala that included guests such as Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall, Marcus Collins, Amelia Lily, Ore Oduba, Ryan Molloy, Killian Murphy, Made in Chelsea's Ryan Libbey, and London Hughes.

VIDEO: The Cast of ALADDIN Performs at West End Live
by Stephi Wild - June 16, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live has kicked off today! The cast of Aladdin took to the stage to give a magical performance. Watch it below!

Fred Johanson and Julian Capolei Join the Cast of Disney's ALADDIN
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2018

As it prepares to celebrate its second birthday in the West End, Disney's Aladdin announces today that fourteen new cast members will be joining the company. Matthew Croke will continue to star in the title role, having joined the company in June 2017, opposite original London cast members Jade Ewen (Jasmine) and Trevor Dion Nicholas (Genie). New cast members include Fred Johanson as Jafar and Julian Capolei as Omar. Original cast member Jermaine Woods will play Iago, having previously covered the role.

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Its Second Autism-Friendly Performance At London's Prince Edward Theatre
by Stephi Wild - April 3, 2018

Disney's hit musical Aladdin is pleased to announce that its second dedicated Autism-Friendly Performance will take place at 1.30pm on Tuesday 28 August 2018. It follows the success of previous such performances which are designed to make the show more accessible for those affected by autism. The Lion King's upcoming Autism-Friendly Performance on 3 June 2018 has now sold out.

VIDEO: 10 Questions With ALADDIN Star Matthew Croke!
by Marianka Swain - July 17, 2017

Having opened to critical acclaim in London's West End in June 2016, Disney's Aladdin, the hit musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film, celebrated its first birthday in the West End on 15 June 2017. Watch a video interview with Matthew Croke

Photo Flash: ALADDIN and ON THE TOWN Take On West End Live
by Julie Musbach - June 25, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 brought an exciting look at some of the best shows currently running yesterday. Take a look at the performances from Aladdin and On the Town below!

VIDEO: Ain't It Great? West End Live Visits Agrabah with ALADDIN
by Julie Musbach - June 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Watch as the cast of ALADDIN practically steals the show with their collection of stellar performances!

Photo Flash: A Whole New World! In Rehearsals with the New West End Company of ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - June 2, 2017

Ahead of its first anniversary at the Prince Edward Theatre, Disney's Aladdin has released behind-the-scenes photography of the new company in rehearsals. Having opened to critical acclaim in London's West End in June 2016, the hit musical based on the classic Academy Award®-winning animated film will celebrate its first birthday in the West End on 15 June 2017.

BWW Interview: Matthew Croke On Becoming The New West End Aladdin
by Marianka Swain - May 12, 2017

Following UK tours of West Side Story and Singin' in the Rain, plus several ensemble and understudying roles in shows like Wicked and Grease, Matthew Croke takes on his first West End lead when he becomes the new Aladdin on 5 June in the hit Disney production at Prince Edward Theatre.

First Look at Matthew Croke in the Title Role in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions has released an exclusive first look at Matthew Croke as the title role in Aladdin ahead of his first performance in the title role on 5 June 2017 at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Cast Change Ahead of First Anniversary; Matthew Croke to Make West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions 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.

Disney's ALADDIN Announces its First Autism-Friendly Performance at London's Prince Edward Theatre
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2017

Disney's hit new musical ALADDIN, which opened in the West End in June 2016 is pleased to announce its first dedicated Autism-Friendly Performance will take place on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Tickets are now on sale. It follows the success of previous such performances at The Lion King, whose upcoming Autism-Friendly Performance on 4 June 2017 has now sold out.

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27.

BWW Interview: Don Gallagher On Playing Jafar In West End's ALADDIN
by Marianka Swain - February 10, 2017

Don Gallagher's stage credits include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Producers and Les Miserables in the West End, as well as work for the National Theatre and RSC. He's currently starring in the musical version of Disney's Aladdin as the nefarious Jafar.

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Disney, London with ALADDIN's Trevor Dion Nicholas
by Marianka Swain - December 9, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda is currently in London filming MARY POPPINS. He and Trevor Dion Nicholas, currently playing the Genie in the West End production of ALADDIN, chat Disney, unexpected stairs on public transport, and British baby food... Watch the exclusive video below!

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN Turns Softball Victory Into HAMILTON Parody
by Stage Tube - July 6, 2016

ALADDIN's Broadway League 2016 softball team, The Arabian Strikes, celebrated their recent victory over HAMILTON with a hilariously clever parody of the rival show's opening number. Check it out below!

BWW Review: ALADDIN, Prince Edward Theatre
by Liz Cearns - July 1, 2016

The musical - or pantomime? - of the year has arrived at the Prince Edward Theatre. We check it out!


Aladdin has had 2 productions including West End which opened in 2016 and US Tour which opened in 2022.
Aladdin has been nominated for Best Set Design at the Olivier Awards for Bob Crowley.