The production is set to resume performances at the Lyceum Theatre from the 29th July.

Kayi Ushe (c)James Everett.

The West End production of Disney’s The Lion King will be welcoming 14 new cast members to the production when performances resume in July.

Londoner Kayi Ushe is set to join the cast to play the role of Simba, having performed in The Book of MormonMotown The Musical and Crazy For You. Also joining the cast will be Phil Adèle, who will make his West End debut in the role of ‘Ed’, and new ensemble cast members from seven countries around the world: Gesztenye Botos, Reece Darlington-Delaire, Shak Gabbidon-Williams, Ryesha Higgs, Candice Holdford, Angela Marie Hurst, Duane Lamonte, Jane Carla Leynes, Deja Linton, Jonathan Lutwyche, Kearabetswe Mogotsi and Taela Yeomans-Brown.

They will be joining longstanding cast members George Asprey as Scar, David Blake as Banzai, Janique Charles as Nala, Gugwana Dlamini as Rafiki, Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa, Gary Jordan as Zazu, Jamie McGregor as Timon, Melone M’Kenzy as Shenzi and Mark Roper as Pumbaa. 

The musical based on the classic Disney animated film originally opened on Broadway in 1997 before arriving in the West End in 1999. It features music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, a book co-written by Irene Mecchi and Roger Allers, costume design by Julie Taymor. choreography by Garth Fagan, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy, lighting design by Donald Holder and hair and make up design by Michael Ward.

The Lion King will resume performances at the Lyceum Theatre from the 29th July. To book tickets click here or visit: Love Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, London Theatre Direct or From the Box Office.