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Watch: West End cast of The Lion King perform “Circle of Life”

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Watch the emotional moment the West End cast of The Lion King reunited to sing “Circle of Life” from the show.

Since then, rehearsals have been in full swing as the Company prepare to welcome audiences back to experience Disney’s award-winning musical this summer. Performances begin Thursday 29 July at the Lyceum Theatre.

Cast includes Kayi Ushe as Simba, as well as George Asprey as Scar, David Blake as Banzai, Janique Charles as Nala, Gugwana Dlamini as Rafiki, Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa, Gary Jordan as Zazu, Jamie McGregor as Timon, Melone M’Kenzy as Shenzi and Mark Roper as Pumbaa and Phil Adèle as Ed, plus ensemble cast Gesztenye Botos, Reece Darlington-Delaire, Shak Gabbidon-Williams, Ryesha Higgs, Candice Holdford, Angela Marie Hurst, Duane Lamonte, Jane Carla Leynes, Deja Linton, Jonathan Lutwyche, Kearabetswe Mogotsi and Taela Yeomans-Brown.

Shak Gabbidon-Williams and Recce Darlington-Delaire previously played Young Simba between 2007 t0 2009 and return to the company as ensemble members, with Angela Marie-Hurst and Deja Linton, who played Young Nala, returning as ensemble members.

The Lion King features a score by Elton John and Tim Rice, with three new songs and additional material by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer. The book is adapted by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, with creative team members including Michael Curry, Steve Canyon Kennedy, Michael Ward, John Stefaniuk, Marey Griffith, Clement Ishmael, Doc Zorthian and Pippa Ailion.

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