The West End production of Disney's The Lion King has announced 11 new cast members who are joining the London company from today. Janique Charles, Gary Jordan and Dominique Planter will take over the principal roles of ‘Nala’, ‘Zazu’ and ‘Shenzi’ respectively. They are joined by Lila Anderson, Owen Chaponda, Deborah Dada, Debôrah Godchaser, Brian James Leys, Nathan Louis-Fernand, Nonhlanhla Makthathini, Rutendo Mushonga, Luciano Santos Souza and Karlene Wray.
It's been fifteen years almost to the week that I first saw Disney's The Lion King in what was its first year in the West End. I don't think even Disney could have predicted that sixteen years later the show would still be London's most popular musical, selling out performances eight times a week and playing to packed crowds. Judging the show against the current climate of the West End, I... Read more