‘The Lion King’ will make a triumphant return to the Edinburgh Playhouse for a strictly limited run from 2nd June to 2 July 2022. The musical’s previous Edinburgh run was postponed in March 2020, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, however, the production is returning in 2022 to complete its wildly successful run.
The Edinburgh Playhouse’s theatre director, Colin Marr, had this to say in regards to the production returning:
“It’s a real pleasure to be able to welcome the return of Disney’s The Lion King to the Edinburgh Playhouse.
We were in the last few weeks of its record-breaking five-month run when we were forced to close our doors in March 2020.
To see this powerful and emotional show return here is great for Scottish audiences.”
THE LION KING touring company will be welcoming Stephenson Ardern-Sodje as Simba and Nokwanda Khuzwayo as Nala, who previously played the role in Germany and Brazil. Ireland’s Alan Mchale will be returning in a new role as Timon with Cardiff born newcomer Owain Rhys Davies taking the role of Ed. They will join returning principals Matthew Forbes as Zazu, Jean-Luc Guizonne as Mufasa, Richard Hurst as Scar, Rebecca Omogbehin as Shenzi, Thandazile Soni as Rafiki, Carl Sanderson as Pumbaa and Simon Trinder as Banzai.
The UK & Ireland tour cast also includes: Lwando Bam, Mamido Bomboko Souchu, Khanyisani Beato, Jorell Coiffic-Kamall, Rushand Chambers, Tau-En Chien, Elisa Chou, Tevin Daniel, Tim Driesen, Oraine Frater, Adebunmi Gabriel, Brian Gilligan, Daniel Griffith, Alicia Hayward, Zalika Henry, Caleaf Henson, Olivia Jones, Melvin Le Blanc, Jochebel Maccarthy, Zanele Mazibuko, Fallon Mondlane, Zanele Ndlovu, Buhle Nkomo, Craig Pedro, Joaquin Pedro Valdes, Connor Pelé Williams, Tara Price, Kyle Richardson, Cristiane Santos De Jesus, Lukin Simmonds, Sherry Tay, Francesca Thompson, Maria Yim and Bukiwe Zinganto.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 3 December at www.atgtickets.com/edinburgh.