Ahead of the musical’s first anniversary at the Prince Edward Theatre, Disney Theatrical Productions have announced a cast change. 

Aladdin Prince Edward Theatre - Jade Ewen (Jasmine) and Matthew Croke (Aladdin) Photographer Matt Crockett. © Disney 10013_RT
Jade Ewen and Matthew Croke. (c) Matt Crockett. 

It has been confirmed that Matthew Croke will be making his West End debut in a leading role, playing the role of Aladdin from the 5th June. Jade Ewen and Trevor Dion Nicholas are remaining in the production as Jasmine and the Genie.

Taking over the role of Aladdin from Dean John-Wilson, Matthew Croke’s previous stage credits include 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).

Also joining the company will be Nick Cavaliere 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.

The new cast will also include 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.

Based on the classic Disney animated film, Aladdin the musical sweeps audiences to a whole new world filled with adventure and romance. It includes the iconic songs ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘Friend Like Me’ . It is now in its fourth year on Broadway, currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

The production is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Dreamgirls), designed by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, costume designs by  Gregg Barnes and sound by  Ken Travis.

Aladdin is currently booking for individuals until the 30th September and groups until the 10th February 2018.  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