Review: Aladdin has finally landed in the West End – and, no, it’s not a pantomime

So Aladdin has finally landed in the West End – and, no, it’s not a pantomime. In fact, it is an absolutely awesome musical. There are few shows quite as visually impressive as this one, and equally as few so overflowing with life and energy. When I went to see the show, a well justified, complete standing ovation erupted at the end, and I would have expected no less – but to have a partial standing ovation mid-way through a show is quite something, so I was duly impressed when, after “Friend Like Me”, this is exactly what happened. Aladdin is genuinely hilarious, and performed with exceptional flair. Happily, it is just as suitable for adults as it is for children.

 

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