Cast & Creative

The Lion King London Cast

Below is a list of the current leading cast in Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, London. We try to keep this page up to date but if you know of any missing cast members, please get in touch by leaving a comment at the bottom of this page.

Scar – George Asprey

Mufasa – Shaun Escoffery

Simba – Nicholas Afoa

Rafiki – Brown Lindiwe Mkhize

Zazu – Howard Gossington

Nala – Ava Brennan

Timone – Richard Frame

Pumba – Keith Bookman

Creative Team

Below is a list of the people who are behind the making and creating of The Lion King.

Choreographer – Garth Fagan

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Garth has been choreographing for more than 30 years. In 1998, he won a Tony Award for Best Choreographer for his work in The Lion King.

Music – Elton John

One of the best-selling artists of all time, Sir Elton John wrote the music to The Lion King. Elton has received many Grammy Awards for his music and was honoured with an Oscar for his work on the soundtrack to The Lion King.

Writer of Book – Irene Mecchi

Irene co-wrote the original story of The Lion King as well as Hercules and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her work on The Lion King.

Lyrics – Tim Rice

Working closely with the writing team for The Lion King, Tim Rice wrote the lyrics to the film which are featured in the stage production. Rice is no stranger to the world of theatre, having written lyrics for Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and Aida.

Director – Julie Taymor

As well as directing The Lion King, Julie Taymor also designed the elaborate costumes for the show and provided additional lyrics. She was honoured with the Tony Award for Best Director for a Musical in 1998.

If you would like to read more about the London cast of The Lion King, then check out this site!

London Musicals Online

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