Disney’s Aladdin looks set to fly into the West End in early 2016

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Calling all Disney fans… rumours are intensifying that Aladdin the Musical will soon be sweeping into the Prince Edward Theatre

The magical tale of romance, comedy and adventure could soon be arriving in London 

It has been rumoured for quite some time that Disney’s classic tale about the street rat Aladdin who frees a genie from the lamp and embarks on a magical adventure to save Princess Jasmine will be heading to the West End.

We have heard from reliable sources that the beloved story that is brought to theatrical life in a thrilling musical will be coming to the Prince Edward Theatre following the departure of Miss Saigon.

Miss Saigon is closing its final curtain at the Prince Edward Theatre on Saturday 27 February 2016, after almost two years. We could therefore be enjoying the street rat Aladdin’s enthralling journey into the unknown in early 2016.

A Broadway sensation

On Broadway, Aladdin the Musical has been an incredible success, generating fantastic reviews and described by one critic as “Broadway’s biggest new hit.”

This bold theatrical performance combines thrilling choreography with stimulating visual effects as fresh life is breathed into Disney’s beloved characters, enthralling children of all ages and their accompanying adults!

Arabian folktale

The musical is based on Walt Disney’s production of Aladdin, which was released in 1992. The plot is centred on the Arabian folktale of Aladdin and the magic lamp from One Thousand and One Nights.

One Thousand and One Nights are a collection of stories from West and South Asia, which are often referred to as the Arabian Nights.

The rumour has surfaced that Disney sees the Prince Edward as a “grown up theatre” and is of the hope the musical will enjoy a long run there.

We hope so too and we’ll keep you posted when any official dates emerge.