Aladdin The Musical is one of the latest musical productions that is currently showing in the London West End. At the time of writing this, the show is expected to last until beginning of June 2017.
Having seen the show around Christmas time last year, I have nothing but great things to say. The show definitely lived up to all the raving reviews that it has been getting from the press as well as word of mouth from the masses.
It’s an absolute magical theatrical production – one of the best I’ve seen thus far and I have seen quite a lot in the last 11 years of living in London.
The sets and the staging are simply breathtaking and the lighting effects turn the stage into one heck of a spectacular grandeur scenes. It doesn’t matter whether it is the scene of a local market, Princess Jasmine’s chamber, the Cave of Wonders or the majestic castle – every single one was just magical.
The costumes were bursting with colours, lavish and regal, fit for prince and princess, as it rightly so given the love story of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine.
It is no surprise that the main highlight for me was the magic carpet scene – I mean what would an Aladdin show be without the flying carpet. It was so breathtakingly beautiful that I not only gasped with amusement, but also got goosebumps and teary eyed as I was so moved by the whole thing – the flying carpet magic, the accompanying music and the voices as Aladdin and Princess Jasmine sang ‘The Whole New World’. It just took my breath away. Simply stunning and magical.
Aladdin The Musical is currently showing at the Prince Edward Theatre, London. Tickets are often sold out especially for weekend shows and due to high demands, they tend to be on the high end side of things. So if you don’t want to miss it, I’d highly encourage that you plan well in advanced to avoid any disappointments.
(Credit: Photos are taken from Aladdin Musical Production)