The Lion King coming to Dublin this Spring
The Lion King is coming to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in April 2013,and having been treated to a preview presentation this lunchtime courtesy of some of the London cast and Disney Theatre Group President Thomas Schumacher, to say we're excited would be a massive understatement.
Coming to Dublin as part of it's first ever UK & Ireland tour, the Disney classic will take up residency in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre from April 27th, and will be the largest musical production to ever tour the country. Featuring over 50 actors, singers and dancers from 17 different countries, a backstage crew of over 100 and over 700 custom made costumes, it's an epic production set to match the scale of both the West End and Broadway productions, as well as the Academy Award-winning original motion picture that's been seen around the world by millions.
Originally directed and designed by Julie Taymor, she of films The Tempest and Across The Universe and more recently Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, the scale and detail of the show is immense. From the massive musical numbers from the get go with The Circle Of Life, to the intricate beading on the characters costumes that ties the whole African aesthetic together, every aspect of the show has the Disney shine, with spectacle following spectacle.
And the team behind it are as passionate about the show today as they were when it was conceived more than 15 years ago, Schumacher included. Some of the cast from the original film and Broadway production are still working on it, and will be coming to Dublin with the tour so you can expect The Lion King to be as spectacular as it can be and then some. Tickets go on general sale tomorrow, or if you're especially eager you can get down to the Box Office in person today and grab the best seats in the house.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Thursday 25th October 2012 | Theatre