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Disney’s Aladdin flies into the West End

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Two years after its Broadway debut, Disney’s Aladdin has arrived in London’s West End to run at The Prince Edward Theatre until 11th February 2017.  The magical musical – based on the timeless Middle Eastern folk tale – stars former Sugababe Jade Ewan, Dean-John Wilson and Trevor Dion Nicholas.

On its opening Arabian night, Disney pulled out all the stops by laying on a surprise purple – but non-flying – carpet for the arriving audience.  There on the carpet was Shannon Rawlins to report back for What’s On London.

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Category: Theatre
Horrorland
Horrorland

Goosebumps Alive! at The Vaults, Waterloo

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By Shannon Rawlins

Most 90s kids are familiar with RL Stine’s Goosebumps collection – a series of books designed to scare the life out of anyone under the age of 14 with an overactive imagination.  With this in mind, I was extremely excited to hear that Waterloo’s The Vaults have created Goosebumps Alive! – an immersive theatre show based on the haunting tales from my childhood.  And even the recent film adaptation starring Jack Black hadn’t put me off, so I went along to the press launch with high hopes.

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Category: Theatre
Shrek and Fiona go head-to-head
Shrek and Fiona go head-to-head

Shrek The Musical at the New Wimbledon Theatre

Based on the 2001 animated film, ‘Shrek The Musical’ is an entertaining evening which will have both adults and children dancing in their seats throughout the whole performance. On the penultimate stop of a hugely successful UK tour, Shrek is currently at the New Wimbledon Theatre.

The title character is brought to life by Dean Chisnall, who manages to showcase both the aggressive and softer side to the ogre, despite not having the strongest singing voice. Sometimes a struggle to understand his mumbling dialect, Chisnall most importantly captures the warmth of the character.

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Category: Kids
The London Dungeon
The London Dungeon

The London Dungeons: London’s scariest attraction

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The London Dungeons in its new home on the Southbank provides a gruesome and comedic portrayal of London’s dark and ghastly history. Through the use of live-actors, eerie sets, special effects, cutting edge storytelling, and rides, London’s bloodiest past has never been so accurately and vividly presented. This is one history lesson that you’re not going to forget in a while, or want to miss.

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Category: Culture