I’m a huge musical theatre geek and was super excited about taking the kids to see Aladdin for my 40th birthday (I love my kids very much, but my actual party is adults only!) Like a Christmas pantomime on steroids, this show – that’s currently packing people in at the Prince Edward theatre – was nothing short of spectacular. With glamour and glitz a-plenty, the jewel in this show’s crown was undoubtedly Tony-award winning James Monroe Iglehart whose big-voiced, bright blue Genie of the lamp completely bedazzled us. He even received a standing ovation from the audience in the middle of the first act with Friend Like Me. Easy-going (and easy on-the-eye) Aladdin lead the cast brilliantly. The big sword sequence and silly jokes kept my somewhat cynical 7 year old son super happy, a breathtakingly romantic magic carpet moment with Jasmine made Cece totally starry-eyed and I think my husband was pretty gazing at the princess too. All in all it’s a mystical, magical musical that’s a real family must-see.
3 big Broadway transfers opening in the West End
Aladdin isn’t the only Broadway transfer taking the West End by storm. Here are 3 more shows that have just opened, or are coming soon in 2017….
School of Rock BUY TICKETS NOW!
Hot on the heels of its Broadway success this film remake is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical offering and is already set to be a hit. It opened last week to great acclaim, Tickets are on sale now, but hurry, it’s currently only on at the New London Theatre until 12 February 2017!
DREAMGIRLS – BUY TICKETS NOW!
Thirty-five years after the groundbreaking original Broadway production, the UK and West End premiere of THIS Tony Award-winning musical (made famous on film by Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce) opens at the Savoy Theatre this month.
HAMILTON – ON SALE 30 JAN 2017
THE big Broadway transfer of 2017, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award-winning musical, about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton has broken Broadway box office records and won a legion of fans – including Barack Obama. With its unique modern blend of rap, R&B and hip-hop music including rap, R&B, this brilliant musical about American history has made theatrical history. It opens at the Victoria Palace theatre in October 2017. Only suitable for older kids (contains swearing!) Register for priority booking to buy tickets on January 17, ahead of the general public which go on sale on 30 January 2017.