The countdown is on for Disney’s critically acclaimed Broadway and West End musical, Aladdin, which will be taking flight to Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre this Christmas!
It’s the second stop of its highly anticipated, inaugural UK and Ireland tour and the spectacle is filled with unforgettable magic, comedy, breath-taking sets, dazzling costumes and smash-hit songs from the animated film, as well as new music by Tony®, Olivier®, Grammy® and eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken, including “A Whole New World”, “Arabian Nights”, “These Palace Walls”, “Friend like me’ and “A Million Miles Away.”
Everyone will be enchanted by the timeless story of Disney’s Aladdin, where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite! The exciting tale of a penniless scoundrel, the courageous and determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future, alongside much loved Iago and the fearsome Jafar, will transport audiences on a wondrous journey of self-belief and friendship. “No matter who the audience is, they are having a great time believing in a guy who didn’t believe in himself,” describes Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Productions.
Adapted from Disney’s 1992 animated film, the stage musical harnesses its iconic, much loved elements and brings them to life in a unique and dazzling, immersive live-action show. “It’s full of so much comedy and so much joy. And it truly is magical. It takes you on this journey through all these different worlds and all these crazy characters, but at the end reminds you, that the magic is inside of you,” explains six-time Tony® nominee Chad Beguelin, writer of Aladdin’s Book and Lyrics.
Graeme Farrow, Artistic Director of Wales Millennium Centre said, “Disney’s Aladdin is renowned for being one of the top 10 highest grossing Broadway shows of all time and bringing acclaimed, globally renowned stage productions to Wales’ capital is at the heart of our mission. We are thrilled that Disney has chosen to bring the spectacular Aladdin musical to Cardiff and particularly over the festive season, enabling our Welsh audiences to experience Disney’s trademark explosion of colourful magic and joy, captivating people of all ages with unforgettable, feel good fun… a feast for the soul!”
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. “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.”
Tickets are now on sale for performances of Disney’s Aladdin at Wales Millennium Centre from 7 December 2023 until 14 January 2024.
For more information and to book visit Wales Millennium Centre website