Ahead of the West End production’s first year anniversary, new images have been released of the new cast in rehearsal. 

Matthew Croke and Trevor Dion Nicholas . (c) Johan Persson.

As the musical prepares to mark its first anniversary at the Prince Edward Theatre, the production has released behind-the-scenes photography of the new cast in rehearsals.

Matthew Croke and Jade Ewen. (c) Johan Persson.

Based on the hit Academy Award winning animated film, Aladdin first hit the London stage in June 2016 and will celebrate its first anniversary on the 15th June.

The new cast is set to include Matthew Croke who joins the production in the title role, marking his debut in a leading role in the West End. Jade Ewen and Trevor Dion Nicholas continue in the roles of Jasmine and Genie.

Trevor Dion Nicholas in rehearsals. (c) Johan Persson.

Aladdin features songs from the 1992 film including ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘Friend Like Me’ as well as new music written by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Little Shop Of Horrors) and  lyrics from Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid),  Tim Rice (Evita, Aida), and four-time Chad Beguelin.

The musical also features a book by Chad Beguelin and is directed and choreographed by  Tony and Olivier Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).

Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre - Photographer Johan Persson. © Disney_01407
(c) Johan Persson.

The new cast for the London production includes Nick Cavaliere in the role of Iago, whilst current cast members Miles Barrow, Leon Craig and Daniel de Bourgstep into the roles of Omar, Babkak and Kassim respectively.  Don Gallagher and Irvine Iqbal continue in their respective roles of Jafar and the Sultan.

Meanwile the company  also includes Chanelle Anthony, Danny Becker, Cindy Belliot, Filippo Coffano, Nolan Edwards, Sinead Kenny, Travis Kerry, Dann Kharsa, Tarisha Rommick, Joshua Steel, Monica Swayne, Damien Winchester and Niko Wirachman. Danny Becker, Travis Kerry and Niko Wirachman.

The musical is designed by Olivier and seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, five-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, Olivier and two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.

Aladdin is currently booking at the Prince Edward Theatre until the 2nd December for individuals and until June 2018 for groups. To book tickets visit:  Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, See Tickets.com ,Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk



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