Disney’s Aladdin to undertake a Genie swap this Summer!

Genie Swap at Disney's Aladdin

Disney’s Aladdin has announced that the London production will welcome new Genie Michael James Scott for six weeks this summer whilst Trevor Dion Nicholas travels Stateside to play the Genie in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Trevor Dion Nicholas who has played the Genie since Disney’s Aladdin opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in London is to play the Genie is his hometown of Pittsburgh when the US tour visits there this Summer. In his place Michael James Scott, who is currently playing the Genie on the UK tour will play the Genie in London between 17 August – 30 September 2018. This won’t be Michael James’ first appearance in the West End. Eight years ago he made his West End debut in the Broadway transfer of Hair at the Gielgud Theatre in 2010. Michael James was a member of the original Broadway company of Aladdin in 2014 as standby Genie … Read more

Prince Edward Theatre Recieves National Austistic Society Award

Prince Edward Theatre wins Autism Friendly award

Disney’s hit musical Aladdin is delighted to announce that the Prince Edward Theatre, is the first theatre in the West End to receive an award from The National Autistic Society celebrating its achievements in welcoming autistic guests and their families through training, staff awareness and initiatives such as the hit show’s Autism-Friendly Performances. Disney works with The National Autistic Society, the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families, to deliver the specially staged performances every year which are designed to make the show more accessible for those affected by autism. The dedicated Autism-Friendly Performances of Aladdin include modifications to the booking process, performance and the theatre environment, including: The theatre’s foyer includes designated quiet and activity areas; staffed by experts in autism throughout the performance should anyone need to leave their seats. Slight adjustments are made to the performance itself, including the reduction of jarring sounds or strobe … Read more

New Casting Announced for Aladdin At Prince Edward Theatre

As Disney’s musical Aladdin heads towards its first birthday, it has been announced that Matthew Croke will make his West End debut in a leading role taking on the role of Aladdin from 5 June 2017. Originally from Sheffield, Matthew has appeared previously in Annie get Your Gun (Sheffield Crucible). Singin’ In the Rain (UK Tour), Funny Girl (Menier Chocolate Factory) and West Side Story (UK Tour). He has also understudied and performed the roles of Don in Singin’ In The Rain (Palace Theatre), Eugene in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre) and Fiyero in Wicked (Apollo Victoria). Jade Ewen and Trevor Dion Nicholas will continue in the roles of Jasmine and Genie respectively. Nick Cavaliere will join the company 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 … Read more

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