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Matthew Croke joins the cast of Disney’s Aladdin

Ahead of the musical’s first anniversary, Matthew Croke will take on the role as the show’s male lead Aladdin.

Matthew Croke has been announced to make his debut in a leading role in the West End to star in the title role of Aladdin in Disney’s hit musical based on the classic Academy Award®-winning animated film.

Originally from Sheffield, Matthew has previously starred in 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). He has also performed and understudied the roles of Amos Hart & Mary Sunshine in Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Eugene in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre), Don in Singin’ in the Rain (Palace Theatre) and Fiyero in Wicked (Apollo Victoria).

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 Iqbal will continue in their respective roles of Jafar and the Sultan.

Further new cast includes 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.

Aladdin opened to critical acclaim in June 2016 and continues to play to sell-out houses, breaking attendance records at its London home, the Prince Edward Theatre.

Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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