New images have been released of the cast of Aladdin in rehearsals as the new musical prepares to open at the Prince Edward Theatre in London next week. 

Disney's Aladdin in rehearsals Credit Johan Persson.jpg
The cast of Aladdin in rehearsals. Photo credit: Johan Persson. 

As the transfer of the Broadway hit musical prepares for its opening performance in London next week, rehearsal images of the cast have been released.

The musical, which stars Dean John-Wilson as Aladdin and Jade Ewen as Jasmine, is based on the hit Disney film, which features hit songs such as ‘Friend Like Me’ and the timeless ‘A Whole New World’.

Disney's Aladdin in rehearsals Trevor Dion Nicholas (Genie) and Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin) Credit Johan Persson.jpg
Trevor Dion Nicholas (Genie) and Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin). Photo credit: Johan Persson. 

Previews will take place at the Prince Edward Theatre from Friday the 27th May, before officially opening on the 15th June. The show is currently booking until the 1st October 2016.

The Broadway transfer also sees Trevor Dion Nicholas making his West End debut in the role of Genie, a role he played to great success in New York. The cast also includes: 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.

Disney's Aladdin in rehearsals Jade Ewen (Jasmine) Credit Johan Persson.jpg
Jade Ewen (Jasmine). Photo: Johan Persson. 

The show features music from the original film, as well as new music written by Tony, Olivier and eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and

Aladdin is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley,lighting is by five-time Tony-winning  Natasha Katz, costume designs by Olivier and two-time Tony-winning Gregg Barnes and sound design by Ken Travis.

Aladdin will open for previews on the 27th May and is currently booking until the 1st October 2016. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

 

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