The hit Disney film finally reaches the London stage – but can it transport critics to a whole new world? 

The Guardian: **** Michael Billington was impressed saying: “Impressive stage magic, a gold-dripping design and a party-loving genie make this energetic adaptation of the animated movie a wicked treat.”

The Telegraph: *** Dominic Cavendish wrote: “Nicholas strikes a welcome if jarring note of black, urban, and sunny-side-up authenticity.”

Huffington Post: **** “this is a shining, shimmering, splendid musical.”

WhatsOnStage: **** Sarah Crompton found: “There’s nothing subtle about any of it, and panto is never far away but there is a lot of mischievous warmth and production numbers.”

Love London Love Culture: “Bright, lighthearted and fun this is a great family show that has the power to enchant audiences of all ages.”

Time Out: *** “it struggles to establish a distinct, theatrical identity.”

Evening Standard: **** Henry Hitchings commented: “on the whole this is a show with a well-judged air of mischief and spectacle.”

The Reviews Hub: **** (half) “Aladdin ticks all the right boxes for an enjoyable, family-friendly night out that keeps all but the very youngest of audience members happy.”

The Daily Mail: *** Quentin Letts wrote: “It’s cynical, saleable, palpable pap and I suspect it will make a fortune.”

The Independent: *** Paul Taylor thought that: “the production, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, has an old-fashioned feel as it attempts to combine Broadway razzle-dazzle, the vibe of a typical Bob Hope/Bing Crosby Road movie and the stream of cheeky, self-referential humour that flows from Chad Beguelin’s script.”

Live Theatre.co.uk: **** “Casey Nicholaw’s trim, taut and twinkling production.”

The Financial Times:*** Ian Shuttleworth summed the production up saying: “lots to ooh and ahh over, lots to whoop at.”

British Theatre.com: **** “It’s a fast paced, energetic and supremely satisfying night at the theatre.”

The Upcoming:**** “the result is an opulent, rich and vibrant production.”

Londonist: *** “It’s fun, energetic and occasionally impressive. Just don’t go expecting a whole new world.”

London Theatre 1: ***** “This is an Arabian night not to be missed – the professionalism and skill in this show is astounding.”

A Younger Theatre: “Generally, Aladdin is very enjoyable and looks fantastic.”

Theatre Guide London: “It has its moments, but they are too few and far between, and your overall experience is likely to fall in the narrow band between being mildly entertained and mildly disappointed.”

Aladdin is booking at the Prince Edward Theatre until the 11th February 2017. 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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