BritishTheatre.com can reveal that The Lion King is to open is a specially built 2000 seat ice theatre in Antarctica. The show which will open on 1st April 2019 will be the first piece of theatre to be presented on the seventh continent. For those who thought Frozen on Broadway was an achievement – all we can say is you ain’t seen nothing yet! In … Read more
Based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name, The Lion King features music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, musical score by Hans Zimmer and choral arrangements by Lebo M. Under the direction of visionary director Julie Taymor, who combined puppetry, with ground-breaking stagecraft, The Lion King soon became of the most popular stage musicals around the world. Opening on Broadway … Read more
New Zealander Nicholas Afoa has just joined the London cast of Disney’s The Lion King. Nicholas had a promising career as a rugby player until a sporting injury turned his focus to his love of musical theatre. Nearly a decade later, the 29 year old was chosen from over four hundred hopefuls to play the role of Simba in the Australian production of The Lion … Read more
As the lights go down, and Rafiki begins summoning the animals to Pride Rock, it becomes obvious that Director Julie Taymor has created the greatest opening for any musical EVER! You can’t help but get goosebumps on your goosebumps as The Circle Of Life transports you to the African heartlands. There is an amazing majesty in the staging of this number that I doubt will be equalled any time soon.