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WATCH | The cast of Aladdin reveal what Pride means to them

Freedom, friendship, knowledge and inclusivity are just some of the words the cast use

2018-07-02

The cast of the West End smash hit Aladdin have revealed what Pride means to them.

In a new video, the cast and company of the Disney stage musical opened up about why celebrating Pride matters.

The short video features a summer remix of the musical’s show-stopper song ‘Friend Like Me’ from Basement Jaxx’s Felix Buxton.

‘Freedom’, ‘be yourself’, ‘friendship’, ‘validation’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘inclusivity’ are just some of the words they use to describe what Pride means to them.

It was also announced that Trevor Dion Nicholas, who has starred as Aladdin’s London Genie since the hit musical opened in 2016, will join the show’s US Tour for a limited engagement this summer, during which time he’ll play his hometown of Pittsburgh, before returning to the West End.

Trevor will be swapping places with American musical theatre star Michael James Scott, who is currently wowing audiences on tour across the US as Genie and will play the role in the London production of Aladdin between 17 August – 30 September 2018. 

Michael said: “Playing this iconic role of Genie has taken me all over the world, something I never even dreamed of. My ‘Genie Brother’ Trevor Dion Nicholas has raved about his time in London, so to be a part of this awesome Genie swap and return to play the West End again is an enormous Genie-sized gift. I just can’t wait!”

Trevor added: “My time here in the West End has been absolutely incredible so far, and I am beyond proud to call London my new home. Still, being presented with the chance to perform this phenomenal show as Genie in Pittsburgh is something I cannot pass up.

"In a city so close to where I grew up, having an audience full of family and friends, is another dream come true. Michael James Scott is such a wonderful performer and friend to me, I know he and the London audiences will have an absolute blast with each other this summer!” 

Tickets are now on sale for performances up to and including February 9, 2019 for individuals and until June 1, 2019 for group bookings. For further details please visit www.aladdinthemusical.co.uk

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