Mancs can hop on a magic carpet and discover a whole new world as the critically acclaimed Broadway and West End musical Aladdin is coming to Manchester in 2024 as part of its first ever UK and Ireland tour. Adapted from Disney’s 1992 animated film and centuries-old folktales, the smash-hit musical is brought to theatrical life in a unique and dazzling way.
Disney’s Aladdin will open at the Manchester Palace Theatre on Wednesday 22 May, 2024 with performances until Sunday 7 July, 2024. 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.
Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer Disney Theatrical Productions, said: “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.
“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.”
Gavin Adams (Aladdin) added: “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.”
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.
Mancs can experience the timeless story of Disney’s Aladdin, a thrilling production filled with unforgettable magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle, which has been seen by over 14 million people worldwide. The show where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite will feature the timeless songs from the animated film, as well as new music by Tony, Olivier, Grammy and eight-time Acadamy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by two-time Academy Award winner Howard Ashman, three-time Tony® and three-time Academy Award® winner Tim Rice and six-time Tony® nominee Chad Beguelin.