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Disney’s The Lion King Cub-Academy BOYS Auditions for West End and UK TOUR

Disney’s The Lion King Cub-Academy BOYS Auditions for West End and UK TOUR


West End are currently looking for BOYS to audition for the role of YOUNG SIMBA in London/West End.

Please see below for details of pre-screening for boys to audition on the 27th of April 2022.

West End will also be opening auditions for the academy end of Summer Aug/Sept 2022 and for the UK TOUR in Manchester on the 10th of July 2022.

*Disclaimer: To understand the roles/characters and storyline of the musical, all applicants must do their own research before attending an audition.

The Musical:

DISNEY’S THE LION KING musical follows the adventures of the young lion cub Simba, as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role of King. It explores his journey with his best friend young Nala.

In the stage version of the Disney musical The Lion king there are two principal children’s roles: Young Simba and Nala.

(image: Johan Persson. Image courtesy of Disney The Lion King)


West End are looking for children-

✔Aged between 9-11 years

✔Maximum height – 140cm

✔ Confident and energetic children

✔Children must live and be educated within the UK and live within a commutable distance (max 1hr) of London (for the West End production).

State your postcode and city when applying for the UK tour.

Please send all audition application details listed below directly to:

✔Headshot of child (passport size picture – all pictures can be taken with mobile phone)

✔Full length photograph of child

✔Child’s full name

✔Date of Birth&Age

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✔Postcode/City of Residence

✔Email address

✔Parent’s mobile:

✔Agent details (if applicable)

  • How did you hear about auditions?

Auditions are for the production’s FREE Cubs Academy training programme which develops vocal technique, singing, acting and movement skills. This prepares emerging talent to potentially audition to play the roles of Simba and Nala professionally.

The programme is delivered in a central London location after school between 4:30pm – 7:45pm two evening a week for a duration of 8-10weeks. Gaining a place in the Cubs Academy does not guarantee a part in the show. However, it has proven to be excellent training experience for young people with an ambition to work on stage.

All audition TASKS will be provided if your child is shortlisted.

The process may include a combination the following:

  • Movement -Short combination/movement phrase with recorded music
  • Singing- Singing with live backing music
  • Acting- Reading -Short Script
  • Creative- responding to movement tasks
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