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Disney's Aladdin flies into Glasgow as part of it's first ever UK tour! Cast and what we know so far!

Updated: Jan 29


Disney's Aladdin UK Tour 2023 2024 Glasgow details

DISNEY’S HIT BROADWAY AND WEST END MUSICAL LANDS IN GLASGOW AS PART OF ITS

FIRST EVER UK AND IRELAND TOUR

BASED ON THE HIT 1992 ANIMATED FILM WITH NEW SONGS BY TONY®, OLIVIER®, GRAMMY®, EMMY® AND EIGHT-TIME ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER ALAN MENKEN


🌟 EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE, FROM 24 OCTOBER - 18 NOVEMBER 2023

🌟 THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW FROM 6 – 30 NOVEMBER 2024




 

Disney's Aladdin UK Tour Cast


Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, announce casting for the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Disney’s Aladdin. The critically acclaimed Broadway and West End musical will opened the tour in Edinburgh in October 2023, followed by dates in Cardiff, Plymouth, Sunderland, and Milton Keynes, with further cities to be announced. Disney's Aladdin UK Tour has now announced dates for Glasgow Theatre Royal in November 2024! 🎉

The UK and Ireland tour of Disney’s Aladdin will star Yeukayi Ushe (Disney’s The Lion King, A Strange Loop, Kinky Boots and Motown The Musical) as Genie and introduce Gavin Adams as Aladdin. A recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Gavin will be making his professional debut in the title role. Also a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Desmonda Cathabel (Miss Saigon, From Here to Eternity) will play Jasmine when the show opens in Edinburgh, with casting for the role in future venues to be announced in due course.

They will be joined by Adam Strong (Rock of Ages, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) as Jafar, Jo Servi (Dreamgirls, The Color Purple) as Sultan, Angelo Paragoso (The Reporter, Miss Saigon) as Iago, Nay-Nay (Once On This Island) as Babkak, Adam Taylor (Cabaret, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as Omar, and Nelson Bettencourt (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables) as Kassim.

The full cast will also include Hannah Amin, Dammi Aregbeshola, Rico Bakker, Daisy Barnett, Sarah Benbelaid, Erin Gisele Chapman, Tau-En Chien, Zac Frieze, Juan Jackson, James Lim, Harriet Millier, Aaron Elijah Patel, Abbie Platts, Joseph Poulton, Olivier Scheers, Kerry Spark, Ricardo Spriggs, Damien Winchester, Niko Wirachman.


Disney's Aladdin UK Tour cast: Gavin Adams. Photo credit: Deen Van Meer

Experience the timeless story of Disney’s Aladdin, a thrilling production filled with unforgettable magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle! Don’t miss this extraordinary theatrical event already seen by over 14 million people worldwide, where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.


"As Aladdin approaches its second decade onstage, we are thrilled that the 11th production of the glorious Broadway show will soon be seen by audiences throughout the UK and Ireland. Thanks to Casey Nicholaw's direction, Alan Menken's music and the peerless design team of Bob Crowley, Natasha Katz and Gregg Barnes this show is a powerful tonic, an irresistible lift for every audience who sees it,' said Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer Disney Theatrical Productions. "The musical theatre performers in the UK and Ireland rival any on the planet and we look forward to presenting the best of them in this joyous new production."

"I remember when I first watched Disney's animated feature of Aladdin as a child" says Yeukayi Ushe (Genie), "singing along to those timeless songs and watching in awe at the comedic stylings of Robin Williams. Now I get to take that brilliant, bold, and beloved Genie envisaged by such brilliant creators and bring him to life in this spectacular, all singing, all dancing live stage version, going on UK tour for the first time.”

Gavin Adams (Aladdin) continues: “I am delighted to be making my theatrical debut in such an iconic role, a real diamond in the rough whose aspirations and heart make him a true loveable hero. Come and join us on this magic carpet ride! We can’t wait to see you.”


Disney's Aladdin UK Tour Cast. Production photos: Deen Van Meer

Adapted from Disney’s 1992 animated film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights”, this smash-hit musical is brought to theatrical life in a unique and dazzling way. The show continues its record-breaking run on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre, and since opening there in March 2014, nine subsequent productions have launched around the world, including over 1200 performances at the Prince Edward Theatre in London’s West End.


Aladdin features the timeless songs from the animated film, as well as new music by Tony®, Olivier®, Grammy® and eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Academy Award® winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony® and three-time Academy Award® winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita, Aida) and six-time Tony® nominee Chad Beguelin (The Prom, The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony® and Olivier® Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).

Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony®-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, seven-time Tony®-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony®-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.

The production team also includes illusion designers Jim Steinmeyer and Rob Lake, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly. Ben Clare is the associate director, Kyle Seeley is the dance supervisor, Jason Trubitt is the production supervisor and Myriah Bash is the US general manager. Casting is by Jill Green CDG.


Disney's Aladdin UK Tour cast. Production photos: Deen Van Meer

📸 Production photos: Deen Van Meer


 

Disney's Aladdin UK TOUR Glasgow Tickets


🌟 THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW FROM 6 – 30 NOVEMBER 2024


🎟️ Tickets on sale from 27 October 2023 atg.com/Glasgow

➡️ Sign up here for priority booking: atgtickets.com


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Disney's Aladdin UK Tour FULL LISTINGS


EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE Tuesday 24 October - Sunday 19 November 2023


WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF Thursday 7 December 2023 - Sunday 14 January

THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH

Wednesday 17 January - Sunday 11 February 2024


SUNDERLAND EMPIRE Thursday 15 February - Sunday 10 March 2024

MILTON KEYNES THEATRE Wednesday 24 April - Sunday 19 May 2024


DUBLIN BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE Wednesday 20 March – Sunday 14 April 2024

MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE Wednesday 22 May – Sunday 7 July 2024

BRISTOL HIPPODROME Wednesday 10th July – Sunday 11 August 2024

BRADFORD ALHAMBRA THEATRE Wednesday 14 August – Sunday 1 September 2024


SOUTHAMPTON MAYFLOWER THEATRE Thursday 5 September – Sunday 29 September 2024

BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME Wednesday 9 October – Sunday 3 November 2024

GLASGOW THEATRE ROYAL Wednesday 6 November – Saturday 30 November 2024

LIVERPOOL EMPIRE Wednesday 11 December 2024 – Friday 5 January 2025


 

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