I thought this was a chance of a lifetime for some of your young friends out there. I've been asked to recommend some boys and girls, so let me know if you know of anyone. Here's the opportunity:-
THE LION KING
This production is in the process of setting up a "Cub School". The roles of Simba and Nala dominate the first Act of the show and Simba especially is one of the biggest roles for a child in the West End at the moment so we have decided to change the way these children are cast and offer a great opportunity to kids!
We are looking for 8 boys and 8 girls who will train with us once a week for 2.5 hours for three months. At the end of this time the children will either be offered a role in the show or not depending on how they have developed. Whichever way it turns out it will be a wonderful opportunity for children to receive training for free and to work with some of the most talented creatives in the West End and on one of the most popular and successful productions. And, of course, they may walk away with one of these fabulous roles but if not they will certainly not have wasted their time. It will be an invaluable learning experience!
We will be having auditions for the Cub School in early September so I would love to hear from you if you have children who you think are suitable. All children must be dark skinned, no younger than 8, no taller than 4 ' 8 and be able to sing well. They must also live within a fairly easy commute of the West End. Everything else we will discover at the audition.
I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible. Please give me the name of the child , his or her age, their education authority and their height.