Introducing Nicholas Afoa – Disney’s newest star of the show The The Lion King star, Lyceum Theatre, London.

This wonderful video tells the extraordinary story of New Zealander Nicholas Afoa, who had a promising rugby career with the All Blacks until he was injured. Once he recovered, he dedicated himself to a theatre career, and then nearly a decade later, the 29 year-old beat 400 other hopefuls to the role of Simba in the Australian production of  The Lion King.  He joined that production in 2013.

This month marks a remarkable new achievement as Nicholas Afoa joins the London cast  This marks his second ever theatre role and first ever time in London.