Thursday, October 21

Full cast announced for the UK and Ireland tour of THE LION KING

The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has today announced the full cast for the new tour of  THE LION KING, including a first look at their new Simba played by Stephenson Ardern-Sodje. Who worked behind the scenes at ITV’s Coronation Street's story room and with Idris Elba’s production company Green Door Pictures, 
befoe making  his stage debut in the first West End cast of Hamilton and is currently part of the Globe Theatre 2021 tour.

THE LION KING touring company will also be welcoming Nokwanda Khuzwayo as Nala, who previously played the role in Germany and Brazil. Ireland’s Alan Mchale will be returning in a new role as Timon with Cardiff born newcomer Owain Rhys Davies taking the role of Ed. They will join returning principals Matthew Forbes as Zazu, Jean-Luc Guizonne as Mufasa, Richard Hurst as Scar, Rebecca Omogbehin as Shenzi, Thandazile Soni as Rafiki, Carl Sanderson as Pumbaa and Simon Trinder as Banzai.

They will be joined by  Lwando Bam, Mamido Bomboko Souchu, Khanyisani Beato, Jorell Coiffic-Kamall, Rushand Chambers, Tau-En Chien, Elisa Chou, Tevin Daniel, Tim Driesen, Oraine Frater, Adebunmi Gabriel, Brian Gilligan, Daniel Griffith, Alicia Hayward, Zalika Henry, Caleaf Henson, Olivia Jones, Melvin Le Blanc, Jochebel Maccarthy, Zanele Mazibuko, Fallon Mondlane, Zanele Ndlovu, Buhle Nkomo, Craig Pedro, Joaquin Pedro Valdes, Connor PelĂ© Williams, Tara Price, Kyle Richardson, Cristiane Santos De Jesus, Lukin Simmonds, Sherry Tay, Francesca Thompson, Maria Yim and Bukiwe Zinganto.

The tour will re-open in Dublin this December before moving on to Bristol, Bradford, Cardiff, Southampton and Manchester. Further cities to be announced in due course. 

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