The cast of Disney’s The Lion King touch down in Dublin

by Alison O'Hanlon
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The iconic stage show The Lion King has returned to Dublin. The leading cast were pictured at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre ahead of the show red carpet opening.

The cast of over 50 actors, singers, and dancers are thrilled to return to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre stage for this strictly limited run. The Lion King will play Dublin until Saturday 11 November 2023. 

The story of The Lion King springs to life using spectacular masks, puppets, and costumes to tell the story of Simba’s epic adventures, as he struggles with the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming king.

Having played in more than 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, The Lion King’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history. The landmark musical has now been seen by over 110 million people worldwide.

The Lion King
Disney’s The Lion King Photo by Deen van Meer

Julie Taymor’s internationally celebrated stage adaptation of The Lion King opened on Broadway in 1997 and 25 global productions in nine different languages have been created since then (English, Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese). The Lion King is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.

Taking all the global productions into account, The Lion King has now been seen by more than 110 million people across six continents in 25 productions worldwide.

Featured image: Leading cast of Disney’s The Lion King pictured at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin ahead of the red carpet opening, pictured are Thandi Soni (Rafiki), Brian Gilligan (Scar) Jean-Luc Guizonne (Mufasa), Nokwanda Khuzwayo (Nala) and Aphiwe Nyezi (Simba) 

Pictures: Brian McEvoy

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