Disney has announced significant cast changes to their West End musical hit musical Aladdin.
New face Matthew Croke will take over from Dean John-Wilson in the title role of Aladdin, from 5 June 2017.
Matthew’s previous theatre credits include Annie Get Your Gun and A Chorus Line for Crucible Theatre, Singin’ in the Rain (UK Tour), Funny Girl (Menier Chocolate Factory), Wicked (Apollo Theatre) and West Side Story (UK & Ireland tour). Aladdin marks his West End debut in a leading role.
Nick Cavaliere will join the company to play the role of Iago, whilst current cast members Miles Barrow, Leon Craig and Daniel de Bourg will step into the roles of Omar, Babkak and Kassim respectively.
Further new cast 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.
Jade Ewen, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Don Gallagher and Irvine Iqbal will continue in their respective roles of Princess Jasmine, Genie, Jafar and the Sultan.
The cast changes will take effect from 5 June 2017.
Disney’s Aladdin is currently booking until 18 February 2018 at the Prince Edward Theatre.