Aladdin (London)
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Aladdin (London)

Aladdin (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(34 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Great staging, Delightful

About the Show

Disney presents the stage adaptation of its animated blockbuster, featuring all the songs from the classic Academy Award-winning film including "Friend Like Me," "A Whole New World," and "Arabian Nights."

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41 Reviews | 3 Followers
Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if I loved this, a big Disney epic for the whole family to enjoy

Don't see it if If you do not like Disney

34 Reviews | 3 Followers
Romantic, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You love disney and a classic story! Great staging and band were fabulous! Genie was so entertaining.

Don't see it if You dont like disney. Or if u want it to be exactly the same as the movie.

33 Reviews | 4 Followers
Great dancing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny

See it if you love Disney. This show has it all! Dancing, signing, incredible acting. Loads of bright colours and beautiful staging.

Don't see it if you don’t like musicals!

30 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great staging, Funny, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You like big flashy musicals. You like the film or songs. You like big song and dance numbers. Kids will love it.

Don't see it if You don’t like big flashy musicals or the Disney film.

31 Reviews | 2 Followers
Romantic, Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want an Arabian night out on à Magic carpet ride with one of the best disney classic !

Don't see it if You hope to see a giant set design, it’s pretty minimal but still entertaining.

30 Reviews | 2 Followers
Toe tapping, Feel good, Brilliant, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like a bit of sparkle, you want to sing along

Don't see it if You don’t like disney

26 Reviews | 0 Followers
Panto, Big, Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You love the film, songs and bit costumes and set

Don't see it if You don’t like panto style musicals

24 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great acting, Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to watch a magical rendition of this classic.

Don't see it if It was definitely aimed more at children. Kids will love it. But it was still great.

Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out London
October 12th, 2017

“Nicholas' Genie is worth the price of admission in this slightly confused Disney almost-panto...Menken’s musical gives you the same things as a decent British panto ‘Aladdin’...It’s well done, but talk about selling coals to Newcastle: the humour hits the spot with Howard Ashman’s dry lyrics, but it lacks the inspired madness of, say, the Hackney Empire panto. Alongside the other big West End Disney musical, Taymor’s ‘The Lion King’, it struggles to establish a distinct, theatrical identity.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
June 16th, 2016

“There’s an original score...There’s no audience-participation, dodgy innuendos or slapstick. And we’re in a land of American accents. But at root it does exactly what the British pantomime does – takes an old folk-tale and drapes it in the tinsel of cheery comedy, cutesy romance, colourful designs and lively song and dance routines...For all the visual splendour, spry, yearning-filled lyrics and syrupy sounds, it barely rises above the generic; a cynic’s idea of Disney ‘magic’ at its blandest.”
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The Stage (UK)
June 15th, 2016

“There’s no denying that Disney knows how to deliver quality family entertainment...The resources thrown at the stage here and the sheer sense of spectacle, is awe-inspiring...This is wish-fulfilment and requires a big suspension of disbelief, but the show also has its own distinctive dose of knowing irreverence...Menken’s irresistibly tuneful score is beautifully rendered...A staging that nails every number with brilliant showmanship.”
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June 16th, 2016

“The sheer bravura of the production papers over all the cracks. It has a kind of delirious silliness that makes you go with the flow, try as hard as you might to resist...The real star of the show is Crowley’s design...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 that throw everything...into the sheer effort of making everything look, sound and feel as big, brash and all-embracing as possible.”
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The Guardian (UK)
June 15th, 2016

“Impressive stage magic, a gold-dripping design and a party-loving genie make this energetic adaptation of the animated movie a wicked treat...I gradually found myself won over by the blend of spectacle, illusion and a greater supply of corn than you will find in the Kansas wheatfields...It is all nonsense but it is done with conviction by Casey Nicholaw, the director and choreographer, who bombards us with business."
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The Independent (UK)
June 15th, 2016

“There are some breathtaking special effects but the production 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 Beguelin's script...Amidst the orgy of bling-flashing and's the moments of mischief that charm rather than the attempts at the heartfelt.”
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The London Evening Standard
June 16th, 2016

“The main reason to see...'Aladdin' can be summed up in three words — Trevor Dion Nicholas...He is show-stealingly brilliant...It is hard to escape the feeling that Aladdin is a pantomime...Nicholaw’s big-budget production is packed with busy numbers, calculated to distract us from such details...Beguelin’s book is puckish and the same goes for the lyrics while Menken’s score is varied and zestful...This is a show with a well-judged air of mischief and spectacle.”
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Financial Times (UK)
June 16th, 2016

“You get a lot of show for your money (though, it being a West End musical, you also pay a lot of money for your show). And that seems to be the guiding principle behind the enterprise: lots to ooh and ahh over, lots to whoop at and just generally lots. The first half alone is almost as long as the entire film. It’s not so much ‘Never mind the quality, feel the width’ as ‘The width is the quality’. It’s a show that’s sold by the yard.”
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