The Lion King opens in Melbourne → photo feature

After playing to packed crowds at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre and Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre QPAC, Disney’s The Lion King has made its way back to Melbourne and is now playing at the stunning Regent Theatre on Collins Street for a limited season.

The Australian production, directed by Julie Taymor, is the 10th production of The Lion King running concurrently around the world, with shows on Broadway and on tour across North America, Tokyo and on tour in Japan, in London’s West End and on tour throughout the UK, and in Hamburg, Madrid and Sao Paolo.

Starring Nick Afoa as Simba and Josslynn Hlenti as Nala (from South Auckland, New Zealand and Durban, South Africa respectively), this multicultural cast also includes Rob Collins (Darwin) as Mufasa, Josh Quong Tart (Sydney) as Scar and features representatives from Zimbabwe, China, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Brazil and the United States.

Visit the official website for ticketing information and check out photographer Belinda Strodder’s stunning shots of this beautiful production below!

If you choose to share these copyrighted images, always credit Belinda Strodder as photographer. 

Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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