Playing at The Theatre
Sat 6th July
Aladdin is a street urchin, living in Agrabah with his pet monkey, Abu. His life changes, though, when he is tasked with retrieving a magical lamp from the Cave of Wonder... Packed with humour and adventure, Guy Ritchie brings us the live-action remake of the 1992 classic, starring Naomi Scott, Will Smith, and Mena Massoud.
When the nefarious Jafar (Marwan Kenzari), advisor to the Sultan (Navid Negahban), attempts to steal a magic lamp from the depths of the Cave of Wonder, he finds he cannot – only a diamond in the rough may enter the mystical cavern. Jafar realises he must enlist a low-life to do his dirty work for him, so through trickery and disguise, he reaches out to street urchin, Aladdin (Mena Massoud), and orders him to help. Once the lamp has been retrieved, Jafar reveals his true cunning intentions and shoves Aladdin back into the cave to be trapped – but not before Abu can swipe the treasure back.
Stuck in the cave with no exit in sight, and just a lamp to show for his troubles, Aladdin must use wit, clever thinking… And the help of a bottled genie to escape. With his new-found friend in Genie (Will Smith), Aladdin is entitled to three wishes. He begins by wishing to be a noble prince, so as to woo the beautiful Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), daughter of the Sultan. When Jafar realises that Prince Ali is in fact the lowly Aladdin, he thieves back the lamp, and the power of the genie who is bound to it…
Aladdin must defeat Jafar to save Agrabah and set Genie free from his shackled existence – but the challenge in front of him is anything but simple.
Cast & Creative
Cast: Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Mena Massoud
Director: Guy Ritchie