Disney’s Aladdin is already tipped to be one of the most exciting new productions to hit the West End next year, now opening at the Prince Edward Theatre on Wednesday 15 June 2016.
Dean John-Wilson will take on the role of Aladdin alongside Jade Ewen as Jasmine in the West End premiere.
The new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film, Aladdin, will preview at the much-loved London theatre from Friday 27 May.
Jade Ewen made her professional stage debut in Disney’s The Lion King as Young Nala at the Lyeum Theatre and is well known for being a member of the Sugababes from 2009 and representing the UK in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, performing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s It’s My Time.
Meanwhile, Dean John-Wilson has previously appeared in a string of successful productions including Fatboy Slim and David Byrne’s critically acclaimed musical Here Lies Love. Audiences will also know him for appearing in the semi-finals of the 2008 series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.
“As we cast this exceptional company, I was impressed again – as I have been many times in the last two decades – by the vast, deep pool of musical theatre talent in London and throughout Britain,” said Thomas Schumacher, president and producer, Disney Theatrical Productions. “And how gratifying that talent is a microcosm of the country in all its diversity and distinction. I’m so proud this beautiful cast reflects that.”
John-Wilson and Ewen will be joined by Don Gallagher as Jafar, Peter Howe as Iago, Irvine Iqbal as the Sultan, Nathan Amzi as Babkak, Stephen Rahman-Hughes as Kassim and Rachid Sabitri as Omar. Broadway cast member Trevor Dion Nicholas will also make his London stage debut as Genie.
Disney’s Aladdin is currently booking at London’s Prince Edward Theatre until October 1, secure your seats at Ticketmaster.co.uk.