Aladdin musical launches pre-show education workshops

Dean John Wilson as Aladdin and Jade Ewen as Jasmine in Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre, London. Photo: Deen van Meer/Disney
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Disney musical Aladdin is to launch a new education programme that runs alongside the West End show.

The programme is made up of curriculum-linked education resources for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils, as well as pre-show workshops for children aged seven plus, and a series of behind-the-scenes videos and interviews.

Two 90-minute pre-show workshops are available, focusing on scene study, in which participants will explore characterisation, and music and movement. They will also learn choreography and vocals from the show’s opening number.

Students using the resources will learn language skills and vocabulary, as well as creative writing and grammar skills, feeding into subjects including English, music and PSHE.

The Aladdin education programme has been created by the team behind a similar programme linked to Disney’s The Lion King, which is also running in the West End.

Aladdin is playing at the Prince Edward Theatre, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and starring Dean John-Wilson and Jade Ewen. It is currently booking until April 2017.