The Theatre Show

The Theatre Show, 16 December 2012

Over two episodes, we will be speaking to some of the principal cast members of the first ever UK tour of Disney's The Lion King, which is spending Christmas at the Palace Theatre in Manchester.

This week we speak to two of the lions: Carole Stennett, who plays the older Nala, and South African actor Nicholas Nkuna, who plays the older Simba, destined to become the Lion King of the title.

We also review three major productions in Manchester city centre: The Lion King at the Palace, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's Rats' Tales at the Royal Exchange Theatre and the panto version of Peter Pan starring Knight Rider and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff—aka "The Hoff"—at the Opera House.