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Disney’s The Lion King To Hold Open Auditions In London

The Lion King London 2017Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King will be holding open auditions in London for roles in the West End production which is celebrating 16 years at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Auditions for male and female singers will take place on Saturday 7th November, 2015 at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, Shaftesbury Avenue, while auditions for male and female dancers will take place on Saturday 21st November, 2015 at Moonshot Centre, New Cross. Morning registration is at 10am and it is advised that auditionees arrive early. The afternoon registration is at 1.30pm.

Disney’s casting team is looking for male and female singers with strong soulful or gospel style voices who also have good movement skills. Singers should be of excellent ability and be able to dance well in order to make up the ensemble. The casting team is also looking for strong dancers with a modern dance background; any acrobatic skills are keenly desired. Performers of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend.

Singers should be prepared to sing a contemporary pop or rock song and should bring the sheet music. There will be no backing tracks, however a pianist will be provided. Dancers must be warmed up and ready to dance in jazz shoes or bare feet. Dancers may also be asked to sing and should, therefore, prepare one rock or pop song that showcases their voice and vocal range.

Attendees must be aged 18 years or older and eligible to work in the UK. All auditionees should bring a CV and photograph stapled together and be prepared to stay all day.

Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King is now in its 16th triumphant year at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Since the UK premiere in London on Tuesday 19th October 1999, The Lion King has entertained over 12 million theatregoers and remains the West End’s best-selling stage production. It also recently became the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time.

Julie Taymor’s internationally-celebrated stage adaptation of Disney’s beloved animated film premiered on Broadway in 1997 and has now been seen by more than 80 million people across six continents. Nine productions are running concurrently around the globe. In addition to the record-breaking productions in London and New York, The Lion King can currently be seen in Hamburg, Tokyo, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City and on tour across North America and Japan.

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, WE2H 8EP
Saturday 7th November 2015

Moonshot Centre
New Cross
Angus Street
SE14 6LU
Saturday 21st November 2015

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Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre
Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 2.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Age Restrictions: The Lion King is recommended for children aged 7 and over.
Under-3s will not be admitted.


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