Nicholas Afoa Joins The Cast Of The Lion King

Book now for Nicholas Afoa as Simba in The Lion King London

New Zealander Nicholas Afoa has just joined the London cast of Disney’s The Lion King. Nicholas had a promising career as a rugby player until a sporting injury turned his focus to his love of musical theatre. Nearly a decade later, the 29 year old was chosen from over four hundred hopefuls to play the role of Simba in the Australian production of The Lion King in 2013. This month, Nicholas joins the London cast of The Lion King, it marks his second ever theatre role and his first visit to London. Welcome Nicholas! BOOK NOW FOR THE LION KING AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE

REVIEW: The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre London. Tickets on sale now

As the lights go down, and Rafiki begins summoning the animals to Pride Rock, it becomes obvious that Director Julie Taymor has created the greatest opening for any musical EVER! You can’t help but get goosebumps on your goosebumps as The Circle Of Life transports you to the African heartlands. There is an amazing majesty in the staging of this number that I doubt will be equalled any time soon.

The Lion King Celebrates 15th Birthday in West End

The Lion King celebrates 15 years of performances in the West End

On Sunday 19th October, Disney’s The Lion King will celebrate its 15th anniversary at London’s Lyceum Theatre. The award-winning musical has entertained over 12 million theatregoers and remains the West End’s best-selling stage production. The production also recently became the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time. To celebrate the 15th birthday of the production and to thank Londoners for embracing and supporting the show, Disney gave away 1500 tickets to the anniversary performance on Sunday 18th October. Over 1000 theatregoers queued at the Lyceum Theatre to claim tickets. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: “Congratulations to The Lion King whose long-run has contributed to the phenomenal success of London theatreland. From the bright lights of the West End, to the dozens of smaller theatres to be found across the city, it’s a hugely important sector for our economy, generating more than £600 million last year and underlining London’s … Read more

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