Book, music & lyrics by David Wood.
First performed at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch in 1980, ALADDIN has become popular with amateur groups in the UK. Foreign performances include many professional productions in West Germany.
The story of ALADDIN is faithfully told, with comedy scenes carefully and logically interpolated into the action.
Zadia, a spirited princess and Aladdin himself are written as childhood friends; the romantic side of their relationship is played down.
The storyline involves a monkey and a baby dragon, both of which appeal to the younger members of the audience. Novel touches includes the method by which Abanazar obtains the lamp; it takes him ten years to do this, by which time Aladdin and his wife have had a son, who plays a small but crucial part of the action.
As a neat twist, the Genie of the Lamp proves to be the long lost uncle of the Genie of the Ring.
of ten with doubling – and much scope for
extra Courtiers and for a Chorus of adults or children.
some wonderful animals …
played to packed houses.”
Aladdin sets kids alight …
deserves to pack in
The play and piano/vocal score are published by Samuel French Ltd. First Class Professional & Foreign Rights : Casarotto Ramsay Ltd. UK Repertory Rights : Samuel French Ltd. UK Amateur Rights : Samuel French Ltd.