Cast announced for first UK tour of Disney’s Aladdin

Casting has been announced for the upcoming UK tour of Disney’s Aladdin

An adaption of the hit 1992 animated movie, the Disney stage musical will be hitting the road from next month.

Telling the story of a poor boy who chances upon a wish-granting genie, the show features both the songs from the original film plus new music written for the stage.

The UK tour will begin in Edinburgh in October before playing Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre over Christmas. The show will then visit Plymouth, Sunderland and Milton Keynes with further dates to be announced.

Meet the cast

Leading the cast will be Yeukayi Ushe (Disney’s The Lion King, A Strange Loop, Kinky Boots and Motown The Musical) as Genie and Gavin Adams (Royal Academy of Music graduate) as Aladdin.

Desmonda Cathabel (Miss Saigon, From Here to Eternity) will appear as Jasmine in Edinburgh with future casting to be announced.

Also on the cast are Adam Strong (Rock of Ages) as Jafar, Jo Servi (Dreamgirls) as Sultan, Angelo Paragoso (Miss Saigon) as Iago, Nay-Nay (Once On This Island) as Babkak, Adam Taylor (Cabaret) as Omar and Nelson Bettencourt (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast) as Kassim.

Completing the company are Juan Jackson, Damien Winchester, Hannah Amin, Dammi Aregbeshola, Rico Bakker, Daisy Barnett, Sarah Benbelaid, Erin Gisele Chapman, Tau-En Chien, Zac Frieze, Jared Irving, James Lim, Harriet Millier, Luchia Moss, Aaron Elijah Patel, Abbie Platts, Joseph Poulton, Chris Ribz, Olivier Scheers, Kerry Spark, Ricardo Spriggsand Niko Wirachman.

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Disney’s Aladdin has music by Alan Menken, original lyrics by the late Howard Ashman with new lyrics by Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin, who also pens the book.

Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs with set design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Natasha Katz, costume design Gregg Barnes and sound design by Ken Travis.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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