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The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has announced the principal company for The Lion King which opens at the Edinburgh Playhouse in December, the only Scottish dates on the upcoming UK and Ireland tour.

The spectacular show will welcome new cast members from Belgium, Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ireland, France, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Nigeria, Saint Martin, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom and United States of America. The roles of Simba, Nala and Rafiki will be played by Dashaun Young, Josslynn Hlenti and Thandazile Soni respectively. The company will also include Steve Beirnaert, Matthew Forbes, Jean-Luc Guizonne, Richard Hurst, Alan McHale, Rebecca Omogbehin, Carl Sanderson, and Simon Trinder.

The Lion King will be at the Edinburgh Playhouse from 5th December 2019 to 9th February 2020. Tickets here