The Lion King
A quick peak!!
A lion prince, Simba, is born in Africa and the animals of the Pride Lands pay tribute. Later Simba is told by his father, King Mufasa, that when Mufasa dies, Simba will become King of the Pride Lands. Simba's Uncle Scar would have been king after Musafa had Mufasa not had a child. Fuelled by rage, Scar plots to kill Mufasa and Simba so he is able to take over the throne. He uses the hyenas to cause a stampede through the canyon where Mufasa and Simba are, and personally ensures Mufasa falls to his death. Simba survives so Scar implies that the stampede was Simba's fault and that the pride will blame him. Simba flees the Pride Lands meaning never to return home.
This the opening of the performance. The two giraffes and cheetah entering the stage
Simba and Nala
Simba and Nala are playing in the grass when Simba says something dangerous.
The female lions are dancing .
Another quick peak and some facts
Simba is found, collapsed with exhaustion, by Timone the Meerkat, and Pummba the Warthog, and the trio become fast friends. Simba stays with them well into adulthood until his childhood friend, Nala, hunting him down to become the rightful king.
There are 52 performers from 17 different countries who have been rehearsing in Bristol for the past eight weeks ahead of the opening.