Disney’s The Lion King announces open auditions for West End production

Open auditions have been announced for the West End production of Disney’s The Lion King.

Singers and dancers who wish to join the West End company in the future are being invited to attend one of a number of open calls in cities across the country.

The production is looking for talented performers to work with industry professionals to develop their skills.

New members of the company would join an international cast of over 50 actors, singers and dancers at the musical’s home in London – the Lyceum Theatre – where the production has been seen by over 18 million people in the last two decades. Open auditions will take place across the country throughout October.

Auditions for singers and dancers will take place in Birmingham (9 October), Manchester (28 October), London (9 October – dancers, 23 October – singers) and Leeds (29 October). Morning registration is at 10am and it is advised that auditionees arrive early. The afternoon registration is at 1:30PM.

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 and acrobatic skills are keenly desired.

Singers should be prepared to sing a contemporary pop or rock song and should bring the sheet music. There will be no backing tracks, so auditionees should bring sheet music with them. 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.

The Lion King continues to play at the Lyceum Theatre, London through to 2024 and is also currently on a UK tour.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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