Interview: Daniel Koek, Robin in La Bohème & star of Phantom Australia

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Daniel Koek is currently starring as Robin in La Bohème at the King’s Head Theatre ahead of appearing in the upcoming Australian production of The Phantom of the Opera. 

La Bohème returns to the King’s Head Theatre in a new version which relocates the story to contemporary London. Directed by Mark Ravenhill, it’s described as a “contemporary queer reinvention” of Puccini’s classic opera.

After completing his run in La Bohème, Daniel will play the Porter and Jeweller whilst understudying The Phantom in the Australian production of The Phantom of the Opera which will play in Sydney and Melbourne. 


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Hailing from South Australia, Daniel studied classical voice at the Conservatorium in Adelaide before moving to London to complete his Masters in Musical Theatre at the Mountview Academy. Whilst in Europe Daniel also studied in Amsterdam and sung a season with Nationale Reis Opera of the Netherlands. 

He is renowned for starring as Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Miserables (Sondheim Theatre). His other credits include: Lt Cable in the Lincoln Centre production of South Pacific (UK/Australian tours), Anatoly in Chess (UK Tour) and Tony in West Side Story (UK Tour) and Father Frank in Saturday Night Fever (International Tour). 

Daniel has recorded two studio albums and works as a performance and vocal coach. 

La Bohème runs at the King’s Head Theatre until 28th May 2022. Visit for info and tickets. 

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