Aladdin The Musical
The National Autism Society arranged a relaxed performance for Aladdin the musical.
It had been booked since we went to see Mama Mia -link-
Traveling was a nightmare due to works on the Warterloo line so we had to get the bus, six in total there and back I would say it took over an hour.
It's always a great feeling to see the theatre lit up with the current performance being shown,
I did a little theatre spotting for fun and as they are within close proximity to Aladdin The Musical shown at Prince Edward theatre, based on the classic animated film that brings Trevor Dion Nicholas as genie in this whole new world rendition from the Disney animated film 1992
Aladdin The Musical opened on Broadway in March 2014
The show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 20 minute interval providing the fire alarm doesn't go off and having to be evacuated, yes it was an accident and nothing serious kk was finding it hard to keep calm along with other people in the auditorium.
However, that being said I have to say how great the theatre team and NAS along with the Disney store team thank you for keeping us safe!
As always the main cast comes out on stage to introduce themselves with there character names
The stage props were very eye catching and seemingly true Agraba esque sand stone buildings with orange hues.
The costumes were bedazzling and certainly Princess worthy.
I would of liked to if seen Jasmine played by Jade Ewen, being more sassy in her role, how it's portrayed in the film you wouldn't really mess with her.
Aladdin played by Matthew Croke was a sweet character and showed good choreography skills building climbing and jumping.
Jafar played by Don Gallagher, I feel was brilliantly done he could even of been a bit darker in his look and speech but this was a good character role.
However, I have to say although I enjoyed watching Aladdin The Musical I was sorely disappointed that Abu and Raja wasn't included, what's Aladdin without them? That saddened me, but I really did enjoy The magic Carpet scene that was cleaverly done and brought Aladdin The Musical to life.
I am a stickler for original cast or as close replication as possible or there is no point, Robin Williams was full centre for me in Aladdin he put so much energy into his roles and Genie was a massive role for him, growing up him as one of my Idols I really wasn't sure if anyone could be any better.
So what did I think of Trevor Dion Nicholas' character portrayal of Genie, I feel he was fun bubbly and passionate about his role.
Overall I enjoyed watching Aladdin The Musical it's definitely a must see.
But for me Abu and Rajah were missing.
so 4/5 from me