BWW TV: Nicholas Afoa Of THE LION KING
Nicholas Afoa is now playing the role of Simba at the Lyceum Theatre.
Nicholas Afoa made his stage debut as Simba in the Australian production of THE LION KING in 2013 and played Simba in the Sydney production of the landmark musical between 2013 and 2016 performing more than 860 times over that period. The opportunity to play the role in the West End production will bring Afoa to London for the first time, as he embarks on his second professional theatre engagement.
Not unlike his character in THE LION KING, Afoa has had a journey to take his place on stage. The New Zealand-born, Auckland-raised performer had a promising rugby career with the All Blacks until he was sidelined by injury. After recovering and dedicating himself to his theatre career, nearly a decade later the 30-year-old beat 400 other hopefuls to the role of Simba in the Australian production.
More information at www.thelionking.co.uk - currently booking until 27 November.
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