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 four critically acclaimed albums, entitled: Shaun Escoffery, Soulonica, Move Into Soul and Evergreen, which had worldwide releases. In 2014, Shaun released his 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 2016 Shaun released a new album titled Evergreen which featured Joss Stone among others. 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, Battle Of Britain and Children in Need at The Royal Albert Hall.

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.


Place of Birth: Southampton, England

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Theatre: Grease (Victoria Palace); Anyone Can Whistle (Savoy); High Society (UK tour); Avenue Q (Theatre Royal, Windsor); A Class Act (Landor); Half A Sixpence (P&O Cruises); Fame (Silja line, Finland) Playdays Live (UK tour); Annie (Shanklin Theatre); West Side Story (Greenwich Theatre); Singin’ In The Rain (Shanklin Theatre); Buddy (P&O Cruises); Sweeney Todd (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); Cinderella (Bournemouth Pavillion); Jack and the Beanstalk (Porthcawl Pavilion)

Television: ZingZillas

Other: Gary is also a pianist and musical director, he has worked with many drama schools and cabarets in and around London.

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


Place of Birth: Birkenhead, England

Training: Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

Theatre: Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre); The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre and UK tour); Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Jailhouse Rock (Piccadilly Theatre); Calamity Jane (Sadler’s Wells); Leonardo (Strand Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall); Secret Garden (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Alice in Wonderland (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Pirates of Penzance, Where’s Charley? (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Macbeth, The Beaux’ Stratagem, Drums in the Night, Oklahoma! (Liverpool Playhouse); Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (Young Vic); When We Are Married, The Crucible, A View From The Bridge, Pacific Overtures, Sunday in the Park with George, Carousel, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, The Rocky Horror Show (Leicester Haymarket) and Tranmere (SWA).

Television: The Inbetweeners; Humans; The Windsors; Game Of Thrones; Lucky Man; Delicious; Starlings; Little Crackers; Dream Team; Love, Lies and Records; Josh; Moving On; The Crimson Field; Life’s Too Short; Line of Duty; Inside Men; My Family; Hustle; After You’ve Gone; Silent Witness; Billy Goats Gruff; Dalziel and Pascoe, Mersey Beat; Desperados; Doctors; Grange Hill; Rough Justice; The Beggar Bride; Law and Order: UK; The Whistleblowers, Mike Bassett: Manager; Open Wide; Peak Practice; Coronation Street; The Bill; She’s Out; Undercover Customs; The Good Guys. Voiceover for Robocar PoliPaw Patrol (Nick jnr) Amnesia (video game) and many others. 

Film: Disobedience; Allied; Les Misérables; Jack the Giant Slayer; The Da Vinci Code; Pierrepoint; Blitz; Anglo Saxon Attitudes.

Radio: A Room of One’s Own (Radio 4); Lazytown Radio, Dogbear (BBC7) 

Nick 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, Nick 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 Nick’s West End debut.


Place of Birth: Trinidad & Tobago

Theatre: The Lion King (UK tour)

The Lion King marks Janique’s West End debut.

Nadine Higgins Planter

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)

Ta’niyah Fearon-Telfer

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Zamariah’s Dance Academy; The Lion King Cub School

Theatre: Aladdin (The Waddon Theatre)

The Lion King marks Ta’niyah’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.

Samuelle John-Brown

Place of Birth: Middlesex, England

Training: The Lion King Cub School

The Lion King The Lion King marks Samuelle’s West End debut.

Tia Murrell

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Dance Direction UK; The Lion King Cub School

The Lion King marks Tia's West End debut.

Kai Plummer-Walrond

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Italia Conti Associates; JAM2000 Performing Arts

Television: Comic Relief 2017; River; The Tunnel; Call The Midwife

Theatre: Oliver and Bugsy Malone (Watersmeet Theatre)

Hugo Max Woodhouse

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Lion King Cub School; Royal Opera House Youth Company

The Lion King marks Hugo’s West End debut.

Nia-May Taylor

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Lion King Cub School

The Lion King marks Nia-May’s West End debut.

Nia-May Taylor

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Lion King Cub School

The Lion King marks Monaé’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.

Lila Anderson

Place of Birth: Philippines

Training: SLP College Leeds

Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal Norwich)

The Lion King marks Lila’s West End debut.

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.


Place of Birth: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Theatre: Impempe Yomlingo (The Magic Flute) Germany Isango Ensemble; The Lion King (Shanghai, China).

The Lion King marks Thanduxolo’s West End debut.

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.

Kanika Carr

Place of Birth: Baltimore, USA

Training: Central School of Ballet

Theatre: ‘Coming Together’, ‘Vessels’, ‘Return’, ‘Brahms Variations’, ‘New Bach’ (Dance Theatre of Harlem); TedXTottenham; Bristol Harbor Festival; Arts Events Canary Wharf;  Christopher Marneys ‘Dogs Don’t Do Ballet’

Other: Kanika was a Senior Artist with Ballet Black in the Royal Opera House until 2016. Kanika was voted ‘Dancer of the Month’ by Dancing Times in April 2015.

Owen Chaponda

Place of Birth: Malawi, Africa

Training: The Brit School; Bird College of Dance, Music and Theatre Performance

Theatre: Oedipus (Studio House Theatre, Sidcup); The Wedding Singer (Studio House Theatre, Sidcup); Othello (Shakespeare Schools Festival)

Television: X Factor

The Lion King marks Owen’s West End debut.

Deborah Dada

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Identity Drama School

Theatre: Thriller Live (Lyric Theatre)

Television: Undercover

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.

Debôrah Godchaser

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Bird College of Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, Keneish Dance, Kingdom Drama School

Theatre: Bring It On (Studio Theatre, Sidcup); Hello Dolly (Studio Theatre, Sidcup); Seasons

(The Orchard Theatre, Dartford) Cirque (The Orchard Theatre, Dartford)

Television: Queen’s 60th Coronation Festival Gala 2013

Other: Debôrah has also assisted and choreographed for One Youth

The Lion King marks Debôrah’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.

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.

Brian James Leys

Place of Birth: Scotland

Training: Dundee College, Glasgow Academy Of Musical Theatre Arts

Theatre: Motown The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre)

Television: River City; Tonight At The Palladium

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.

Nathan Louis-Fernand

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Sylvia Young Theatre School; The Urdang Academy

Theatre: Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Man In The Mirror (UK tour); Carousel (Barbican); Sleeping Beauty (Hackney Empire)

Other: Nathan has trained in karate and is the proud holder of a black belt.

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

Nonhlanhla Makhathini

Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa

Training: Ballet Theatre Afrikan; National School of the Arts; Tshwane University of Technology

Theatre: Cinderella (B.T.A National Tour); Coppelia, Swan Lake & Les Rendezvous (Breytenbach Theatre SA); The Lion King (South Africa, Taiwan, UK tour)

The Lion King marks Nonhlanhla’s West End debut.

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.

Keitumetse Molea

Place of Birth: Pretoria, South Africa

Training: Dramatic Art, University of Pretoria

TheatreThe Lion King (Shanghai), Benjamin Walt Musical (Kopanong)

TelevisionThe X Factor (South Africa)

Other: UP Ovuwa cultural ensemble tour USA, 2014

The Lion King marks Keitumetse’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.

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.

Rutendo Mushonga

Place of Birth: Harare, Zimbabwe

Training: Tiffany Theatre College

Television: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

The Lion King marks Rutendo’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.

Louis Santos Souza

Place of Birth: Bahia, Brazil

Training: School Balé Folclorico da Bahia, Cultural Foundation School

Theatre: Balé Folclórico da Bahia (Theatre Miguel Santana); The Lion King (Shanghai, San Paulo, Paris)

The Lion King marks Luciano’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.

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.


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