Trevor Dion Nichols as the Genie in Disney's Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre

Disney’s Aladdin heads on first UK & Ireland Tour

West End hit musical Disney’s Aladdin is to embark on a UK and Ireland tour in 2023 and 2024.

The show kicks off the tour in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Playhouse from 24 October to 18 November 2023, followed by the Millennium Centre in Cardiff from 7 December 2023 to 14 January 2024, the Theatre Royal Plymouth from 17 January to 11 February 2024, the Sunderland Empire from 15 February to 10 March 2024, and the Milton Keynes Theatre from 24 April to 19 May 2024.

Further tour dates are to be announced.

Disney’s Aladdin boasts music by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Howard Ashman (The Little Mermaid), Tim Rice (Evita, Joseph, The Lion King) and Chad Beguelin (The Prom), with a book by Chad Beguelin.

The show will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon), alongside scenic designer Bob Crowley, lighting designer Natasha Katz, costume designer Gregg Barnes, and sound designer Ken Travis. Illusions are by Jim Steinmeyer and Rob Lake, hair design by Josh Marquette, makeup design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira, the music supervisor and music director is Michael Kosarin, the orchestrator is Danny Troob, and dance music arranger is Glen Kelly, associate director is Ben Clare, dance supervisor is Kyle Seeley, production supervisor is Jason Trubitt, and Myriah Bash is the US general manager. Casting is by Jill Green CDG.

The West End production played from 2016 to 2019 at the Prince Edward Theatre, and is still going strong on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York.

Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, said in a statement: “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.”

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Other Disney productions currently playing in London include Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre; and Disney’s Frozen at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane; and Disney’s Newsies at the Troubadour Theatre Wembley Park. Their production of Mary Poppins closed at the West End’s Prince Edward Theatre in January.

Disney’s Aladdin – UK & Ireland Tour

24 October – 18 November 2023
Edinburgh Playhouse

7 December 2023 – 14 January 2024
Wales Millennium Centre

17 January – 11 February 2024
Theatre Royal Plymouth

15 February – 10 March 2024
Sunderland Empire

24 April – 19 May 2024
Milton Keynes Theatre

Further venues to be announced

More about Disney Theatrical Productions

A division of The Walt Disney Studios, Disney Theatrical Productions was formed in 1994 and operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.

Worldwide, its ten Broadway titles have been seen by more than 200 million theatregoers and have been nominated for 62 Tony® Awards, winning Broadway’s highest honor 20 times. The company’s inaugural production, Beauty and the Beast, opened in 1994, playing a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and produced in replica productions around the world over four decades. In November 1997, Disney made theatrical history with the opening of The Lion King, which received six 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director, Julie Taymor, who became the first woman in Broadway history to the win the award. Surpassing 25 landmark years on Broadway, it has welcomed 112 million visitors worldwide to date and has nine productions currently running worldwide. The Lion King has played over 100 cities in 24 countries on every continent except Antarctica and its worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or entertainment title in box office history.

Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida opened on Broadway next, winning four 2000 Tony Awards. It was followed by Mary Poppins, a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, which opened in London in 2004 and went on to enjoy a six-year Tony-winning Broadway run. Tarzan®, Tony-nominated for its 2006 Broadway premiere, went on to become an international hit with an award-winning production enjoying a ten-year run in Germany. In January 2008, The Little Mermaid opened on Broadway and was the best-selling new musical of that year. DTP opened two critically acclaimed productions on Broadway in 2012, winning seven Tony Awards between them: Peter and the Starcatcher and Newsies, each of which enjoyed a two-year run and launched North American tours, with Newsies playing a record-breaking Fathom Events in-cinema release. Aladdin, Disney Theatrical’s 2014 hit, continues its smash Broadway run. It has launched nine productions around the globe and been seen by more than 14 million guests. DTP’s newest hit, the 2018 Tony-nominated Best Musical Frozen currently has five productions around the world. Other successful stage ventures have included the Olivier-nominated London hit Shakespeare in Love, stage productions of Disney’s High School Musical, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame in Berlin, and King David in concert. DTP has collaborated with the nation’s preeminent theatres to develop new stage musicals including The Hunchback of Notre DameFreaky Friday and Hercules.

As a part of the recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox, DTP also heads the Buena Vista Theatrical banner, which licenses Fox titles for stage adaptations including Anastasia, Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Mrs. Doubtfire. With 24 productions currently produced or licensed, a Disney musical is being performed professionally somewhere on the planet virtually every hour of the day.

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