Friday, 9 October 2015

Open auditions announced for The Lion King

Disney’s musical The Lion King will be holding open auditions in London for roles in the West End production which is celebrating 16 years at the Lyceum Theatre. 

Auditions for male and female singers will take place on Saturday 7th November at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, Shaftesbury Avenue, while auditions for male and female dancers will take place on Saturday 21st November 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.

Since its UK premiere in London on 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.

Open auditions will also be held in Birmingham (31st October) and Manchester (1st November). For more information about the auditions and the show please visit

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