Disney's Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre
Welcome to my blog for this week. Apologies for the delay in getting it online but here is my review on my trip this week to see Aladdin.
Ever since the announcement came I knew I wanted to see this, I'd heard nothing but amazing things from the Broadway show and have been counting down to my chance to visit.
From the moment we turned the corner and saw the Prince Edward Theatre there was an air of excitement. The show is a short walk from Piccadilly Circus station and Shaftesbury Avenue.
Since my last visit to see Miss Saigon the theatre has undergone an incredible refit the most noticeable difference being the newly coloured purple chairs throughout the whole auditorium.
For a Monday evening performance it was great to see the whole theatre I'd say give or take a few seats pretty much sold out.
Our seats were restricted view on the top level but we had a good view of what was going on. From the moment the show started and the opening music started you could see the incredible work that was involved in the stage set and production.
One thing I mainly noticed through out the whole show was the colour. Everyones costumes were so colourful and all the sets were all done so well each set was great to look at so you could see what was going on.
I have to give a special nod to all involved in the stage design and the costumes for the show. The quality didn't falter through the whole show and just when you thought you'd seen it all it just went to the next level.
Out of the whole show I think "A Friend Like Me" has gone into my top 3 production numbers from any of the shows I've seen. The energy that came from the cast and then the audience after was something incredibly amazing to watch and lives up to every expectation.
Coming in a very close second was "A Whole New World " For those who grew up with the film and love this song in the film I will tell you now it looks completely at home on stage. Not giving away any spoilers but you will love it.
I have to give a special nod to Trevor Dion Nicholas for his role of the genie. He completely smashed it and his humour and stage presence were just perfect for this role. He had the whole audience laughing away.
The theatre has some great merchandise for the the show. I purchased both programmes which together for £10 were completely worth the money. I also added the key ring and lamp magnet to my collection. Am looking forward to purchasing some more on my next visit.
If your booking to come n see the show you have a special night ahead of you. I can see this show running in London for a long time.
Am looking forward to catching the show again soon
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