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Local actor joins cast of Disney’s Lion King


Story by Colette Musanyera

Renowned Zimbabwean actor, Shaun Mundawarara is scaling dizzy heights after being cast in the award-winning Disney stage musical, The Lion King.

The talented actor, who attended a casting call for the movie last year in South Africa, has been signed as a cast member, which will see him touring the United Kingdom understudying for the lead role of Simba.

The actor, who recently won a National Arts Merit Award in the Outstanding Theatre Actor category, took to his Twitter handle to confirm the development.

It is not the first time for the thespian to shine beyond the country’s borders, having been honoured at the Kenya Theatre awards in 2022 as the best Male Actor.