Get to know the Cast

George Asprey

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: LAMDA

Theatre: Chicago (UK tour); They’re Playing Our Song and Private Lives (EnglishTheatre, Frankfurt); A View From the Bridge (Leicester Haymarket); The Good Companions (Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich); Dick Barton (Warehouse, Croydon); Pride and Prejudice (Good Company); The Sound of Music (Sadler’s Wells and UK tour); Scrooge and Guys and Dolls (Birmingham Rep Theatre)

Television: The Crown (Netflix), New Tricks, Waking the Dead, The Bill, Gil Mayo, Molly, Riot at Rite, A Life in Pictures, The Dying of the Light, Holby City, Trial & Retribution II and III, Secrets and Lines, Nancherrow, Supply and Demand II, Coming Home, An Independent Man, The Peter Principle, A Breed of Heroes, Psychoville

Film: The Greatest Game Ever Played, AKA, Something Borrowed, Dead in the Water, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Shaun Escoffery

Place of Birth: East London, England

Training: Barking College of Performing Arts

Theatre: Parade, 2008 Olivier Award nomination (Donmar Warehouse); Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre); Mama, I Want to Sing! (Cambridge Theatre); The Who’s Tommy (Shaftesbury Theatre); Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Prince of Wales Theatre)

Concerts: Shaun has performed all over the world and supported major artists such as Beverley Knight, Angie Stone, Mica Paris and Erykah Badu. He sang the national anthem for Lennox Lewis who was defending his heavyweight title against Mike Tyson.

Other: Shaun has signed major recording contracts with Sony Music and EMI Music and produced three critically acclaimed albums, entitled: Shaun Escoffery, Soulonica and Back to Soul, which had worldwide releases. In 2014, Shaun released his latest album In The Red Room (Dome Records), which was awarded Radio 2’s Album of the Week. The first single from the album, “Nature’s Call”, entered the UK Airplay Top 30. In addition to this, Shaun has performed at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, Royal Festival Hall with Burt Bacharach, Jools Holland, The Big Sing On Songs Of Praise, and Battle Of Britain.

Brown Lindiwe Mkhize

Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa

Training: MBongem Ngemas Academy

Theatre: The Lion King (Circustheatre, Holland); The Zulu, Maria Maria, Stimela Sasezola (South African/German tours); Simuka Nandwendwe (Playhouse, Durban); JRKA (Bloemfontein Theatre)

Television: Sing Africa Dance, Gospel Gold, Selimathunzi, Felicia Mabuza, Tinga Tinga Tales (BBC); The Royal Variety Performance; Olivier Awards; Born Free Concert

Radio: Various projects for Radio FM, Radio Xhosa, Khaya FM, Alan Page (BBC)

Video: Maria Maria, The Zulu, Stimela Saspzolg

Film: Session singer for the motion pictures I0,000 BC and Tsotsi; Amazing Grace (Warner Brothers)

Other: Soloist with Ringo Madlingo’s Jonas Gwanga; opening soloist for Cricket World Cup (2003); FNB Vital Award nominee (2000). The Lion King 3D promotion (London and Edinburgh); Queen’s diamond jubilee pageant (Windsor Castle) ;

The Lion King marks Lindiwe’s West End debut.

Howard Gossington

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Webber Douglas

Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest and Cinderella (Stephen Joseph, Scarborough); Nation (National Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (National Theatre of The Netherlands); Treasure Island (Haymarket, London); The Elephant Man (UK tour); Enjoy (Watford Palace); Blue Remembered Hills, Mojo, Children of the Wolf and Skylight (Dukes, Lancaster); The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Oxford Shakespeare Company); The Hobbit (UK tour); Tom’s Midnight Garden (UK tour); Madame Bovary (Northampton Royal); The Rivals (Salisbury Playhouse); Privates on Parade (New Vic, Stoke); Aladdin (Oxford Playhouse); Cinderella (Beck, Hayes); Sleeping Beauty (Greenwich Theatre and Reading Hexagon); Snow White (Lyceum, Crewe); News Revue (Canal Cafe)

Television: Downton Abbey (ITV); Hollyoaks Later (E4); Spoof, The Basil Brush Show and Battle Plan: El Alamein (BBC)

Film: The Lawless Heart

Richard Frame

Place of Birth: Shrewsbury, England

Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Theatre: Blue Remembered Hills (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice (Propeller); London Assurance (National Theatre); I Love You Because (Landor Theatre); Absolute Beginners (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith); Me and My Girl (UK tour); Promises Promises (Sheffield Crucible); The Lion , the Witch and the Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Our House (Cambridge Theatre); The Beggar’s Opera, A Chorus of Disapproval and Sea Life (Old Vic, Bristol); Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Where’s Charley? (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre)

Television: Outnumbered, The Hollow Crown; Holby City; MI High; Kingdom; Family Affairs; Wire in the Blood; Hearts and Bones; The Bill; Hope and Glory.

Film: London Road

Keith Bookman

Place of Birth: Salford, England

Training: Central School of Speech and Drama

Theatre: Tonight’s the Night; The Beautiful Game; Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre and UK tour); Don Quixote; The Man Who Planted Trees (UK tour); An Irishman’s Idea of Heaven (Old Red Lion, London)

Television: Taking Issue; Billy’s Story (BBC); Harry; EI Cid; Eldorado; Near Misses; The Bill; Casualty; EastEnders; Coronation Street

Film: Letters From the East; The Ogre

Other: Keith has worked extensively in Spanish TV, film and theatre.

Nicholas Afoa

Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand

Training: Auckland University of Technology, Kings College Auckland New Zealand

Theatre: The Lion King (Australian tour)

Other: Before beginning a career in musical theatre, Nicholas was a New Zealand Rugby representative during his teenage years and a member of the under 19’s World Cup winning-team in 2005. He has also performed the national anthem prior to the All Blacks test matches.

The Lion King marks Nicholas’ West End debut.

Ava Brennan

Place of Birth: Liverpool, England

Training: The Loretta Legge Theatre School

Theatre: The Lion King (Hamburg, London and UK tour); Aida; Hairspray; The Count of Monte Cristo; Miami Nights; Aladdin; Oklahoma!

Television: Blue Peter

Nadine Higgin

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Arts Education School

Theatre: The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales); Peter Pan (Wimbledon Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors (Kilworth House); Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre); Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre); High School Musical (Hammersmith Apollo)

David Blake

Place of Birth: St Andrew, Jamaica

Training: Cathy Levy Performing Arts Academy, California State University

Theatre: The Nutcracker (California); Jesus 2000 (US tour)

Television: Los Angeles Holiday Concert (PBS); Live at the Ford (KCET); Royal Palm Estate (CVM)

Film: Ascension Day; Dreamgirls

Other: David was a principle dancer with the National Dance Theatre of Jamaica, he also performed with various dance companies in California. David holds a BA in Marketing from the California State University and a Professional Dance Teaching Licentiate from IDTA.

Mark McGee

Place of Birth: Birmingham, England

Training: Birmingham Conservatoire for Voice

Television: Mollie (BBC); Casualty (BBC)

Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde (UK tour); Much Ado About Nothing (Regent’s Park Open AirTheatre); Shout! (UK tour); The Black & White Ball (King’s Head Theatre, London); Desperately Seeking Susan (NovelloTheatre); Babes in Arms (ChichesterFestival Theatre); Alice in Wonderland (Birmingham Repertory Theatre andWest Yorkshire Playhouse); The Bat (NewVic Theatre, Stoke); Debbie Does Dallas (Old Fire Station, Oxford); Return to the Forbidden Planet (Theatre Royal,Lincoln); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury Theatre); Three Sides (NewYork Musical Theatre Festival); West Side Story (Leicester Haymarket Theatre); Taboo (The Venue); Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria Theatre); Whistle Down the Wind (Aldwych Theatre); Saturday Night Fever (London Palladium andScandinavian tour); Les Misérables (UKtour); Summer Holiday (Hammersmith Apollo and UK tour) and Mark and Mabel (Piccadilly Theatre)

Jamila Ajadi

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: D&B Academy of Performing Arts

Theatre: Bugsy Malone (Lyric Theatre 2015)

The Lion King marks Jamila’s West End debut.

Hazel Cheuka

Place of Birth: Buckinghamshire, England

Training: Stagecoach

The Lion King marks Hazel’s West End debut.

Aiyana Goodfellow

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Lion King Cub School

The Lion King marks Aiyana’s West End debut.

Theo Grant

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Jigsaw Performing Arts; The Lion King Cub School

The Lion King marks Theo’s West End debut.

Ashton Henry-Reid

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Pineapple Performing Arts School; Sylvia Youngs

Theatre: PCUK and Soldier (Edinburgh Fringe); Matilda (Cambridge Theatre); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)

Quincy Miller-Cole

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Lion King Cub School

The Lion King marks Quincy’s West End debut.

Kenyah Sandy

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Boy Blue Entertainment, Zoonation Academy of Dance

Theatre: Break’n Convention (Sadler’s Wells); A Night With Boy Blue (Barbican); Zoonation Christmas Show (Sadler’s Wells)

Film: Tarzan

Television: One Man Walking (Channel 4)

The Lion King marks Kenyah’s West End debut.

Shaye Temple

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Rhodes Theatre School

The Lion King marks Shaye’s West End debut.

Etian A Almeida

Place of Birth: Pinar Del Rio, Cuba

Training: National School of Arts (Havana Cuba)

Theatre: Heartbeat of Home (Chinese tour); Havana Rakatan (UK tour)

Television: Frank Sinatra “My Way” (BBC); The Royals (E!Network); Bring the Noise (Sky); Lip Sync Battle UK (Channel 5); The Norouz Show (Manoto 1)

Other: Etian appeared as a dancer on EastEnders Does Top Hat for BBC Children in Need.

Jonathan André

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Kingston University

Theatre: FELA! (Broadway, US tour and National Theatre London) Radio: Undreamed Shores (BBC Radio 3)

Other: Jonathan is also a trained percussionist and is a member of the Grand Union Jazz and World Music Orchestra.

Curtis Angus

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Millennium Performing Arts

Theatre: Hairspray; Viva Forever; Chess; Black King; Heartbeat of Home; Monty Pythons One Down Five To Go, Carmen (O2 Arena); Aida (Royal Albert Hall)

Television: Milkshake (Channel 5)

Gabriel Brasilio

Place of Birth: Brazil

Training: Sopro Cia. de Dança and Ballet Adriana Assaf

Theatre: Cats (Teatro Abril, Brazil); The Merry Widow (Theatro São Pedro, Brazil); The Lion King (Teatro Renault, Brazil)

Other: Previously a gymnast, Gabriel performed as circus acrobat at Circo Spacial, Circo Roda Brasil and Turma da Mônica no Mundo do Circo.

The Lion King marks Gabriel’s West End debut.

Yolanda Burke

Place of Birth: London, England

Theatre: The Lion King (Germany); West End Laine (Aldwych Theatre)

Television: Olympic Torch Ceremony (BBC)

Other: Yolanda makes a welcome return to The Lion King, having been part of the 2008 London company.

Janique Charles

Place of Birth: Trinidad & Tobago

Theatre: The Lion King (UK tour)

The Lion King marks Janique’s West End debut.

Jorge Ciprianno

Place of Birth: Salvador, Brazil

Training: Balé Folclórico da Bahia

Theatre: 20th Birthday of the Balé Folclórico da Bahia; Festival de Lençóis; Verona Festival Balé Folclórico da Bahia; The Lion King (Hamburg)

The Lion King marks Jorge’s West End debut.

Treyc Cohen

Place of Birth: Tamworth, England

Theatre: The Wiz (Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham & West Yorkshire Playhouse) Hairspray (Aberystwyth Arts Centre)

Television: The X Factor (ITV); My Kind of Music (ITV)

Other: Treyc has performed as a vocalist on tours of Monday Session and Desire as well as performing in her own Motown tribute show.

Azola Dlamini

Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa

Training: Mbongeni Ngema’s Academy

Theatre: The Lion King (Circustheatre, Holland); The Zulu, Simuka Nandklankle; Joyous Celebration 7 and 8 (all South Africa)

Television: Performance Gospel Gold; Glory Hallalluya; Take 5; Felicia Mabuza Suttle Shok

Video: Smuka Nandwendwe; Mr Bones

Other: Performed at Umlazi Stadium with Mbongeni Ngema; backing vocalist for Jabu Hlongwane, Vuyo Mokoena, Suq Angel, Sharon Dee and Musa Njoko.

The Lion King marks Azola’s West End debut.

Zinhle Dube

Place of Birth: South Africa

Theatre: The Lion King(UK tour)

Television: South Africa Pop Stars (Etv)

Other: Zinhle has toured with the South African Zulu Choir.

The Lion King marks Zinhle’s West End debut.

Jamie Golding

Place of Birth: Essex, England

Theatre: Guys and Dolls (Kilworth House, Leicester); Kern Goes to Hollywood (King’s Head); Starlight Express (London, Germany and NewZealand tour); The Best of Times (Bridewell Theatreand Vaudeville Theatre); The Beautiful Game (SydmontonFestival and CambridgeTheatre); Alice in Wonderland (RSC, Barbican and Stratford-upon-Avon); Urinetown (London workshop); The Canterville Ghost (UKtour); Sweeney Todd (Theatr Clwyd); Les Misérables (Palace Theatre)

Television: Grange Hill (BBC); Dodgem (BBC); The Ghostbusters of East Finchley (BBC); The Bill (ITV); The Southbank Show - The Beautiful Game (ITV)

Other: Jamie featured on the original cast album of The Beautiful Game as well as Rusty on the 15th anniversaryrecording of Starlight Express in Germany.

Curtis Angus

Place of birth: Cape Town, South Africa

Training: College of Music University of Cape Town

Theatre: The Lion King (Australian tour)

The Lion King marks Sandile’s West End debut.

Makoto Iso

Place of birth: Japan

Training: Central School of Ballet and The Hastings Stage Studio

Theatre: King and I (Leicester Curve and UK tour), Hello Dolly (Leicester Curve)

Television: The X Factor, The Brit Awards, Lenny Henry Show

Film: About Time Music Video; White Lies; There Goes Our Love Again

Other: Makoto has also appeared in commercials for Benetton, Sony, 48 Months Go Conquer, Comedy Central, Heineken and MTV.

The Lion King marks Makoto’s West End debut.

Kwesi Christopher Jeffers

Place of birth: Trinidad & Tobago

Training: University of the West Indies

Theatre: The Lion King (UK tour)

The Lion King marks Kwesi’s West End debut.

Aiko Kato

Place of birth: Ishikawa, Japan

Training: Kajikawa Ballet School; Northern Ballet School

Theatre: The Lion King (UK and European tour); The King and I (Royal Albert Hall, Curve Leicester and UK and Ireland tour); Swan Lake and Coppélia (Vienna Festival Ballet UK tour)

Film: 47 Ronin (Warrior Productions)

Other: Performed with The Pet Shop Boys at the 2009 Brit Awards.

Mthokozisi Emkay Khanyile

Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa

Training: Wits University

Theatre: Under the Baobab Tree (National Children’s Theatre); My Son Pinocchio Jr, Alice in Wonderland Jr (JohannesburgTheatre); Thabo Mbeki and Other Nightmares (StateTheatre); Beautiful Creatures (Montecasino Teatro)

Television: Lokshin Bioskop: REMIX (Mzansi Magic)

Film: eKasi Stories; Hhayi Lapha Kwami; Lokshin Bioskop; Crossed Wires; Lokshin Bioskop: Defiance

The Lion King marks Mthokozisi’s West End debut.

Tramaine Lamy

Place of Birth: Trinidad, West Indies

Training: University of the West Indies

Theatre: Crazy For You; Fiddler on the Roof; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; The Sound of Music; Aida; Steel; An Evening of August

Television: Carnival Taste (CNMG)

Other: Tramaine was a performer with Disney Cruise Line for two years before making her West End debut in The Lion King. Tramaine was awarded the 2009 Cacique award for best female performer in a musical for her performance in Beauty and the Beast.

Stephanie Laughlin

Place of birth: Port of Spain, Trinidad

Training: Caribbean School of Dance; Marymount Manhattan College

Theatre: The Brit Awards; MTV Europe Music Awards; The Royal Variety Performance; The X Factor; Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Other: Associate Choreographer with the Sports Presentation team for London 2012 Olympics. Worked with choreographers David Parsons, Doug Varone, Edwaard Liang, Pedro Ruiz, Frank Gatson, Jermaine Browne, HiHat and Tina Landon, and with recording artists including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Leona Lewis.

The Lion King marks Stephanie’s West End debut.

Francisco Lins

Place of Birth: Recife, Brazil

Training: São Jose do Rio Preto Ballet, Criart Popular Culture, Centro de Danca Jaime Arôxa (Ballroom)

Theatre: Viva Brazil (German tour)

Other: P&O’s Pride of Bilbao Legends; TUI Cruises Island Escape - Magic of the Musicals.
The Lion King marks Francisco’s West End debut.

Stephanie Tsz Maan Lo

Place of Birth: Hong Kong, China

Training: Northern Ballet School

Television: Fired by Mum and Dad (MTV)

The Lion King marks Stephanie’s West End debut.

Khaya Maseko

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Drakensberg Boys Choir, South African Youth Choir, Royal Academy of Music

Theatre: The Wizard of Oz & African Tapestry (The National Children’s Theatre of South Africa); The Big Bad Musical (Monte Casino); Festival of The Lion King (Hong Kong Disneyland); Beauty and the Beast (Marinat Jumiera Theatre Dubai); The Lion King (UK tour)

The Lion King marks Khaya’s West End debut.

Andy Mace

Place of Birth: Chatham, England

Theatre: Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre and UK tour); Betty Blue Eyes (Novello Theatre); Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre); The Woman in White (Palace Theatre); Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre, O2 and Windsor Castle); Rent (Prince of Wales Theatre and Shaftesbury Theatre); The Full Monty (Prince of Wales Theatre); Napoleon (Shaftesbury Theatre); Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and UK tour); Troilus and Cressida (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and UAE tour) and Martin Guerre (Prince Edward Theatre)

Television: Finest Hour (BBC); The Royal Variety Performance; Blue Peter (BBC); The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV); Children in Need (BBC). Continuityannouncer for Bravo TV

Sadia McEwen

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Westminster Kingsway College

Theatre: The Soul Legends (UK tour); The Magic Of Motown (UK tour)

Other: Sadia has also performed on various cruise liners including Holland America, Celebrity Equinox, Royal Caribbean, MSC, Saga and P&O.

The Lion King marks Sadia’s West End debut.

Mduduzi Mkhethi

Place of Birth: Duduza, South Africa

Training: Mduduzi trained extensively in drama, music and dance in South Africa

Theatre: Maru; Malindi Sex Strike; Iso Broken Eye; Animal Farm; Trush Track; Umshado; Kwela Bafana (South Africa,Sibikwa Arts Centre)

Television: Rhythm City Ziyawala

Other: Mduduzi has recorded two gospel albums, Calvary and Khonza.

The Lion King marks Mduduzi’s West End debut.

Phumlani Mkhize

Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa

Training: Storey Productions

Theatre: Mighty Zulu Nation (Durban Playhouse); Native Blues (Catalina Theatre); The Lion King(Johannesburg, Taipei and Las Vegas)

Television: Dancing With the Stars

The Lion King marks Phumlani’s West End debut.

Daniel Monteiro

Place of Birth: Osasco, Brazil

Training: Clayds Zwing Dance Studio, Teen Broadway

Theatre: The Producers; Beauty and the Beast; Cats; Cabaret; The Drowsy Chaperone (all Brazil); The Lion King (Brazil, Switzerland and UK tour)

The Lion King marks Daniel’s West End debut.

Candice Morris

Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica

Training: Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and Florida International University

Other: Candice is a member of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica. She is also the founder of Dixie Claire Children’s Arts based in Kingston.

The Lion King marks Candice’s West End debut.

Melissa Nettleford

Place of Birth: Birmingham, England

Training: Bird College

Theatre: Rocky Das Musical (Hamburg); Mamma Mia! (Stuttgart); The Lion King (Hamburg); Rocky Horror Show (European tour); We Will Rock You (Zurich/Vienna); Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (UK tour)

The Lion King marks Melissa’s West End debut.

Crystal Nicholls

Place of Birth: Barbados

Training: Ryerson University; The Ailey School Summer Intensive

Theatre: Sacra Conversazione, Intricate Freedom, Encounters, Sueno Habana (Ryerson Theatre).

Other: Crystal has performed on Princess Cruises.

The Lion King marks Crystal’s West End debut.

Nosipho Nkonqa

Place of Birth: Cape Town, South Africa

Training: Cape Town Chorus Training Programme and Wendy Fine singing studio

Theatre: The Lion King (Holland, South Africa, Taiwan, Singapore and UK tour)

The Lion King marks Nosipho’s West End debut.

Darcel Osei

Place of Birth: Kingstown, Saint Vincent

Training: York University, Canada; Ailey School Summer Intensive, US; Jacob’s Pillow School

Film: Baiana (Bravo Facts)

Other: Ballet Creole Dance Company (Toronto); Kashedance Dance Company (Toronto).

The Lion King marks Darcel’s West End debut.

Kella Panay

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: London Studio Centre, English National Ballet School and Urdang Academy of Performing Arts

Theatre: Saturday Night Fever; Bombay Dreams (Apollo Theatre)

Television: The Royal Variety Performance; Top of the Pops; Blue Peter; Children in Need; Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Video: Spirit in the Sky (Gareth Gates); Shakalaka Baby (Black Dog Productions)

Other: Kella has choreographed for Kali Theatre Company and was Assistant Choreographer for Trevor Nunn’s Porgy and Bess.

Dominique Planter

Place of Birth: Bristol, England

Training: The Arts University Bournemouth, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Theatre: Godspell in Concert (UK tour); Our House (New Wolsey and UK tour)

The Lion King marks Dominique’s West End debut.

Kayode Salina

Place of Birth: Trinidad & Tobago

Theatre: The Lion King (Hamburg, Singapore and UK tour)

Film: Home Again, My 11 Cents Making Change – The Concert

Other: Kayode is a recording artist with D-Project Records and Kalygroove Records. He has previously performed as part of the Tobago Jazz Festival.

The Lion King marks Kayode’s West End debut.

Poseletso Sejosingoe

Place of Birth: Cape Town, South Africa

Training: Isango Portobello

Theatre: Magic Flute, A Christmas Carol, Mysteries, Scrooge (International tours)

Television: Chandies (Mzantsi Magic); Forced Love (SABC1); Traffic (ETV)

Film: Ingoma “The Song”

Other: Poseletso was a runner up on the South African Pop Idol.

The Lion King marks Poseletso‘s West End debut.

Antoine Murray Straughan

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Urdang Academy Theatre: Cats (London Palladium); In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Arena Tour); Avant Guard Breaking Convention (Sadler’s Wells)

Other: Antoine was a semi-finalist on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent as part of the Four Corners dance troupe.

Nic Vani

Place of Birth: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Theatre: The Lion King (Holland)

Television: SABC1 for SAMA Awards; Gospel Gold

The Lion King marks Nic’s West End debut.

Ricardo Walker-Harris

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Urdang Academy

The Lion King marks Ricardo’s West End debut.

Connor Williams

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: London Contemporary Dance School

Theatre: Polaris (Sadler’s Wells); Romeo and Juliet (Avant Garde Dance)

The Lion King marks Connor’s West End debut.

Momo Yeung

Place of Birth: Hong Kong, China

Training: Starchevski School of Ballet; Northern Ballet School

Theatre: The Lion King (International tour); The Night Pirates (UK tour); AD2050 (Kali Theatre Company); Celtic Journey (ChurchillTheatre, Bromley); Connect Festival (Cochrane Theatre); Aladdin (New Wimbledon Theatre); Snow White (Bristol Hippodrome)

Other: Momo has also worked as a dancer for Manchester City Ballet, St. Margaret Festival Ballet and Royal Caribbean Cruises.

The Lion King marks Momo’s West End debut.

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