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Disney’s Aladdin announces education programme

Published 4 October 2016

Disney’s latest hit West End musical Aladdin has announced a new education programme, comprising curriculum-linked education resources for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils, workshops for pupils aged 7+, and a series of videos which include interviews with the multi award-winning creative team.

Tickets to the magical musical are now available for education groups of 10+, with prices beginning at £22.50 and education workshops are £12.50 per pupil. Booking information can be found here.
Created by the team behind The Lion King’s award-winning education programme, the launch of the Aladdin education programme coincides with seven-time Tony Award®-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley becoming a prescribed practitioner on the AQA Theatre Studies A-Level specification from September 2016. The programme includes:

Pre-show workshops
Aladdin offers a choice of two 90 minute pre-show workshops which will focus on Scene Study and Music and Movement. Participants will work with extracts from the script and explore characterisation and objectives through physicality, voice, status and comedy, and will have the opportunity to learn choreography and vocals from Arabian Nights, the show’s opening number.
 The pre-show workshops are run by Disney Theatrical Teaching Artists who will work alongside teachers to tailor each workshop for their pupils.

Key Stage 2 – Out Of The Lamp
Out Of The Lamp offers a mix of inspirational ideas and suggestions which connect to teaching and learning themes in Key Stage 2 English, Art and Design, Music and PSHE. The activities support learning objectives for Key Stage 2 pupils such as developing language skills and vocabulary, creative writing, and composition of stories, performing, dance and creating costumes.

Key Stage 3 – The Cave Of Wonders
This resource uses Aladdin’s dancing, music, storytelling, and costume design to achieve learning objectives for English, PSHE and Dance. In Cave Of Wonders, pupils will develop their creative writing, build literacy and grammar skills, explore storytelling, and use themes from the production to reflect on issues in their own lives.
In addition to this, the resource offers exclusive behind-the-scenes videos featuring Aladdin’s Associate Choreographer Ben Clare and Production Manager Spencer New as they discuss the processes involved in bringing the show to the stage.

Disney’s Aladdin, already a hit musical on Broadway, takes London theatre audiences into a world filled with beauty, comedy and breath-taking spectacle. It tells the well-known story of a savvy street urchin who finds himself caught up in the nefarious plans of an evil magician, falls for a stunning princess and befriends a wonderfully funny lamp-dwelling magical being. Book your visit to Agrabah with us today.

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