It has been confirmed that the first ever UK & Ireland tour is set to open in Edinburgh in October 2023.

Disney Theatrical Productions have announced that the Broadway and West End production of Aladdin will tour the UK and Ireland for the first time, opening in Edinburgh in October 2023, followed by dates in Cardiff, Plymouth, Sunderland, and Milton Keynes, with further cities to be announced. Those interested in priority tickets can sign up for further information here.

The musical was adapted from the Disney’s 1992 animated film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights” and continues to run on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre having opened in 2014. Subsequently, productions have been seen all around the world including its 2016 West End premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre, London where the show ran until August 2019.

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

While casting for this UK & Ireland tour has yet to be announced, the creative team 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.

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