24 thoughts I had during Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre (★★★)

  1. These are great seats for £25
  2. Are we still singing Arabian Nights though?
  3. Why does everyone have 0% body fat? 
  4. The captions aren’t actually annoying when you can hear anyway
  5. To be fair the diction is such that the captions are quite useful even for a hearing person… 
  6. Yeah, Aladdin’s diction really is that bad. 
  7. I KNEW THIS MIGHT RESEMBLE PANTO AND I DIDN’T WANT IT TO BUT IT DOES 
  8. OH well that’s fun, I didn’t realise Proud Of Your Boy was from this show. 
  9. Having riches doesn’t mean you have happiness. 
  10. Jasmine has no depth? Of any form? 
  11. ‘He who has the gold makes the rules’ is probably the only part of this show which you could make relevant to everyday life. 
  12. I appreciated that nod to popular culture in the form of a Gluten Free comment…
  13. This tap dance MUST BE THE END OF ACT 1. SURELY. 
  14. I’ve never related to a line in a musical more than ‘I’ve only ever been in love twice and one of those times was with a flan’ 
  15. Is this going to be open for much longer? 
  16. It’s probably got another year running on children and hardcore disney fans… 
  17. How can it be that my DEAF friend just noticed that the saxophone played a wrong note, but I didn’t? 
  18. Do I actually know anything at all?
  19. Should she just write this review for me? 
  20. They literally didn’t sing A Whole New World any better than form 7P did in 2007. 
  21. How do I remember that? 
  22. Why does every single song go on for too long? 
  23. I don’t think they are having a bad day, I think it’s actually just a bit of a naff cast. 
  24. I feel like I’m glad I saw this but I definitely won’t be recommending it to anyone. 

It’s what’s on the inside that counts


(Little word on day seats at the Prince Edward these days. They’re £25, box office discretion. I was 2nd in line at 9am on a Tuesday, not a school holiday, and I could have had the end of row H in the stalls. HOWEVER, you can’t see the captions from down there. So I’m super glad I mentioned to nice box office lady that I was buying tickets for that day because of the captions. Otherwise that would have been awkward. SO we sat in the circle, which is actually brilliant for a ‘please be the end of act 1’ tap number. It’s not the end of act one. Sad.)

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