Simbi Akande cast in the London Premiere of The Light in the Piazza

Simbi trained at Mountview Academy of Academy Arts. Her Theatre credits include Violet (Charing Cross Theatre), Putting It Together (Hope Mill Theatre), Wurca 1 in Qu4rter (Workshop), Nadia in F**KED in Marrakech (Workshop), Marta in Company (Aberdeen Arts Centre), Tzeitel in Fiddler On the Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre), Clara Brown in Ghost (UK Tour), Mamie Till in Rosa The Musical (Workshop), Show Boat (New London Theatre) and A Feast Of The Gods (Almeida).

Florence. Summer 1953. As American Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara take in the city’s wonders, a fateful gust of wind whisks Clara’s hat into the hands of local dreamer Fabrizio Naccarelli… and it’s amore at first sight. But Clara isn’t quite what she appears, and soon they must all confront a secret that’s been kept in the shadows for far too long.

The Light in the Piazza is the must-see summer theatrical event of 2019 so book early and don’t miss the first ever chance to see this acclaimed Broadway musical about the life-changing thrill of first love.