Tuesday, March 28

Aladdin cast changes announced

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today new casting   for the West End production of Disney's Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre  from 5th June with Matthew Croke  taking on the title role from Dean John-Wilson, who opened in the production last year.

The role marks Matthew's debut in a leading role in the West End. 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)

Jade Ewen will continue as Jasmine with  Trevor Dion Nicholas as the  Genie

Nick Cavaliere will join the cast in the role of Iago, while Miles Barrow will play Omar, Leon Craig will play Babkak and Daniel de Bourg will play Kassim. Don Gallagher and Irvine Iqbal will continue as Jafar and the Sultan.

Further new casting 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.

The remaining cast includes Arran Anzani-Jones, Albey Brookes, Lauren Chia, Bianca Cordice, Cavin Cornwall, Melanie Elizabeth, Kade Ferraiolo, Antony Hewitt, Mitch Leow, Oliver Lidert, Ian Oswald, Kyle Seeley, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Ricardo Spriggs, Kayleigh Thadani and Jermaine Woods.

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