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Karim Zeroual to lead Madagascar The Musical


CBBC favourite and Strictly finalist Karim Zeroual has been announced as playing the hilarious King Julien in Madagascar The Musical.

Having graced West End stages in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Lion King and Here Come The Boys, he is excited to play King Julien;

"I'm really excited, I love the film dearly, it’s one of my favourites. King Julien is such an iconic character I’m looking forward to getting down and ‘winding my body!’ to Move it Move it! Theatre is actually my one true love. I trained at theatre school and started my career in the West End. I’ve been doing a lot of TV recently so coming back to theatre feels like coming home There’s nothing like a live audience in front of you. I really can’t wait”.

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Stuart Glover Creative Producer of Madagascar for Selladoor said;

"We are delighted that Karim and this sensational cast will be joining us for the tour of Madagascar. We know our audiences are going to go wild for this perfect treat for the whole family”

I am hoping to catch this at Manchester Opera House where it plays 08/02/2024 - 11/02/2024. Find out more at or follow on @MadUKTour on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and X. #MoveItMoveIt #MadagascarMusical


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