Simbi Akande makes her LAO debut in The Light in the Piazza.

Training: Mountview Academy of Academy Arts, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre. Theater: The Light in the Piazza (Royal Festival Hall), Lula Buffington/Almeta in Violet (Charing Cross Theatre), Woman 2 in Putting it Together (Hope Mill Theatre), Marta in Company (Aberdeen Arts Centre), Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre), Clara Brown in Ghost (UK tour), swing in Show Boat (New London Theatre). Next year, she will appear in The Prince of Egypt in the West End. Workshops: Wurca 1 in Qu4rter, Nadia in F**KED in Marrakech and Mamie Till in Rosa.