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Discover a whole new world when Aladdin comes to WMC this Christmas

The first ever UK and Ireland tour of Disney’s hit Broadway and West End musical, Aladdin, takes flight to Wales Millennium Centre this December.

(Wales Millennium Centre)

Wales Millennium Centre has announced that Disney’ critically acclaimed Broadway and West End musical, Aladdin, will be taking flight to South Wales this Christmas!

Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre will be hosting the extraordinary theatrical event on the second stop of its highly anticipated, inaugural UK and Ireland tour. Already seen by over 14 million people worldwide, the spectacle is filled with unforgettable magic, comedy, breathtaking 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.

(Disney’s Aladdin at Wales Millennium Centre)

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.

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.”

(Disney’s Aladdin at Wales Millennium Centre)

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 www.wmc.org.uk.

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