Post-Show Drinks, a musical theatre podcast showcasing actors from the West End and beyond.

In this episode, we sit down with West End star Shaun Escoffery.

Shaun is nearing twelve years of playing Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in London.

During this episode of Post-Show Drinks Shaun tells us what has made him stay in the show for so long, how he uses the stage of the theatre to keep fit and how he was nearly left baring all when he performed the national anthem at Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson.

Listen to the episode below or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Show notes: 

0:00 – 7:22 – Shaun reveals why he’s stayed with The Lion King for so long. He also talks about the family feel, their cooking competitions and how he trains in martial arts on stage with George Asprey, who plays Scar.

7:42 – 13:22 – Shaun tells us which moments in The Lion King mean the most to him, what makes a special Simba and how Nick Afoa swapped rugby for musical theatre.

13:25 – 18:56 – Shaun reveals his favourite song from The Lion King and tells us why working in musical theatre takes a huge amount of mental strength.

19:03 – 25:09 – Shaun started his working career as a trainee architect and tells us why he took a different path and how Idris Elba inspired his move into theatre.

25:13 – 32:42 – Shaun tells us about his solo music, and explains what will be happening on his next tour.

33:00 – 36:08 – Shaun performed the national anthem before a boxing match between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson and he reveals how a wardrobe malfunction nearly made things go very wrong.

37:39 – 41:08 – Shaun takes on our Prompt Corner game.


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