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Lion King seeks new cubs

Published August 29, 2014

Young performers eager to be The Lion King’s next Young Simba or Young Nala will have the opportunity to audition for the show’s Cub School at an open call on 20 September.

Talented young performers hoping to take part in the hit musical’s free 14-week training programme need not prepare anything for the auditions, which will be held at RADA Studios, but must be aged between seven and 11, below 148cm in height and accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Disney’s The Lion King tells the story of lion cub Simba who, when tricked into believing he has caused his father’s death, runs away from his pride. Alone in the savannah, he meets some unlikely friends but is faced with a difficult decision when he learns his family is in trouble.

While admission into Cub School is no guarantee that a child will go on to star in the show that has been running at the Lyceum Theatre since September 1999, it does provide excellent training for children with ambitions of performing.

The Lion King, which features hit songs including Can You Feel The Love Tonight, The Circle Of Life and Hakuna Matata, is currently booking until March 2015.

More information about auditions can be found on The Lion King website.