Disney’s Aladdin flies into the West End

The Disney musical Aladdin will hold its West End premiere on June 9, 2016, at the Prince Edward Theatre, with previews from May 27.

The musical is now in its second year on Broadway at New York’s New Amsterdam Theatre, where it has been seen by more than one million people. Broadway cast member Trevor Dion Nicholas will make his London stage debut as Genie in the West End production.

Full casting will be announced in the coming months. Thomas Schumacher, president and producer at Disney Theatrical Productions, said: “We are thrilled to fly Aladdin’s carpet to London where the show has found its ideal home in Cameron Mackintosh’s stunning Prince Edward Theatre.”

Aladdin features songs from the 1992 film, as well as new music. Previous Disney stage productions in London have included Shakespeare in Love, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins and The Lion King.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on November 23 and are available for performances up to and including October 1, 2016.