The Lion King is playing London’s West End for 2021 – here’s who’s on the cast!
Based on the all-time classic animated film, The Lion King is set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa.
Exploding with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music, it tells the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
Director Julie Taymor made Broadway history by becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical for her work on the production, which features music by Elton John, Tim Rice and Lebo M.
The Lion King 2021 West End cast
Kayi Ushe takes on the role of Simba with George Asprey as Scar, David Blake as Banzai, Janique Charles as Nala, Gugwana Dlamini as Rafiki, Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa, Gary Jordan as Zazu, Jamie McGregor as Timon, Melone M’Kenzy as Shenzi and Mark Roper as Pumbaa and Phil Adèle as Ed.
Completing the cast are Gesztenye Botos, Reece Darlington-Delaire, Shak Gabbidon-Williams, Ryesha Higgs, Candice Holdford, Angela Marie Hurst, Duane Lamonte, Jane Carla Leynes, Deja Linton, Jonathan Lutwyche, Kearabetswe Mogotsi and Taela Yeomans-Brown.
They’re joined by Barnaby Thompson, Shannon Taiwo, Luciano Santos Souza, Kristof Skhosana, Mlungisi Shabalala, Poseletso Sejosingoe-Mandela, Nosipho Nkonqa, Keitumetse Molea, Mkhize Phumlane Jones, Sadia McEwen, Nonhlanhla Makhathini, Stephanie Lo, Francisco Lins, Lamoi Leon, Tramaine Lamy, Garry Lake, Du-Wayne Hinds, Sandile Gontsana, Kevin Fullinck, Kuan Frye, Azola Dlamini, Donna Clovis, Gabriel Brasilio, Thanduxolo Booi and Etian A Almeida.
The Lion King West End tickets
The show will is playing the Lyceum Theatre with tickets ranging from £20. The show is currently booking to 3 April 2022.
The standard performance schedule is Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:30PM.
The Lion King opened in London in October 1999, two years after the original Broadway production, and has been seen by over 95 million people across the world.
Alongside the West End production, a new tour will take place across the UK in 2021 and 2022.