Photos: Get a 1st Look at U.K. and Ireland Tour of Disney's Aladdin, Starring Gavin Adams, Desdemona Cathabel, Yeukayi Ushe | Playbill

Production Photos Photos: Get a 1st Look at U.K. and Ireland Tour of Disney's Aladdin, Starring Gavin Adams, Desdemona Cathabel, Yeukayi Ushe

The international hit musical kicked off its magic carpet ride in Edinburgh and arrives in Cardiff December 7.

Gavin Adams, Usher, Desdemona Cathabel, and Yeukayi Ushe

The international hit Disney musical Aladdin, based on the animated film of the same name, launched October 24 at the Edinburgh Playhouse and will begin performances at the Wales Millennium Centre December 7, continuing through January 14, 2024.

The Disney Theatrical Productions tour will subsequently play dates in Plymouth, Sunderland, Dublin, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Bristol, Bradford, Southampton, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Liverpool.

The cast is led by Yeukayi Ushe (The Lion King, A Strange Loop) as Genie, ITV talent search Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream contestant Desmonda Cathabel (Miss Saigon) as Jasmine, and newcomer Gavin Adams as Aladdin.

They are joined by Adam Strong (Rock of Ages) as Jafar, Jo Servi (Dreamgirls) as Sultan, Angelo Paragoso (The Reporter) as Iago, Nay-Nay (Once On This Island) as Kassim, Adam Taylor (Cabaret) as Omar, and Nelson Bettencourt (Beauty and the Beast) as Babkak.

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

Get a first look at the international tour in the photos below.

Photos: Production Images of the U.K. Tour of Aladdin

The stage production, which expands the 90-minute film into a two-act format, has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by the late Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and a book and additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

Aladdin opened at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre March 20, 2014, following previews that began February 26. The musical was nominated for five 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. James Monroe Iglehart won the Tony for his performance as the Genie.

Aladdin is designed by Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes, and sound designer Ken Travis.

The production team also includes illusion designers Jim Steinmeyer and Rob Lake, hair designer Josh Marquette, makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira, music supervisor, music director and vocal and incidental music arranger Michael Kosarin, orchestrator Danny Troob, dance music arranger Glen Kelly, associate director Ben Clare, dance supervisor Kyle Seeley, production supervisor Jason Trubitt, and U.S. general manager Myriah Bash. Casting is by Jill Green.

For the current touring itinerary, visit

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