Westminster graduate stars as the Sultan in West End hit Disney’s Aladdin

Business and Management 30 September 2016

Aladdin musical

Westminster Business School graduate, actor Irvine Iqbal, who is the only British Asian actor to have performed in all three British Asian musicals in the West End, is staring as the character of the Sultan in Disney’s Aladdin.

Irvine Iqbal, who completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University’s Marylebone Campus, and also trained at The Royal Academy of Music, has had an acting career spanning 16 years.

As well as starring in Disney’s Aladdin, he has appeared in West End musicals such as Bombay Dreams, The Far Pavilions and Bend it like Beckham. On television, Irvine has played roles in BBC’s Eastenders, Doctors and Casualty. In 2011, he worked with David Walliams on David Walliams Live in the West End and created the role of Raj.

Irvine also recently appeared on the BBC Asian Network with fellow cast member Stephen Rahman-Hughes, to talk about their roles in the musical with presenter Preeya Kalidas.

Aladdin performance

Disney’s Aladdin which has proved triumphant in London’s West End plays at The Prince Edward Theatre. The West End production comes directly from Broadway, which has been delighting audiences in New York. Proving such a great success, the musical has extended its booking period to February 2016.

About Westminster Business School:

Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, is one of London’s leading centres for professional business education. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes, including the AMBA accredited MBA.

All of our degrees are professionally focused and prepare students for working in their chosen careers. Alongside our quality courses, students have opportunities to enhance their practical experience through internships, professional placements and study abroad. Our central London location provides strong links with the business and government communities enabling us to bring practitioners and experts into the classroom on a regular basis.

We have a diverse student population which reflects London’s demographic variety and every year we welcome hundreds of students from Asia, Australia, continental Europe and the United States. We also have visiting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Although we are a school with a strongly international outlook, we also offer a range of part-time qualifications for working professionals.

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