What’s a tougher task: bounding across the Serengeti and Pridelands and clambering up Pride Rock, or scaling one of London’s toughest attractions? The perfect people to tell us: the athletic cast of Disney’s The Lion King, who celebrated London and two of its iconic landmarks with this climb of the O2 Arena.
Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King is now in its 18th triumphant year at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Since the UK premiere in London on Tuesday 19th October 1999, The Lion King has entertained over 14 million theatregoers and remains the West End’s best-selling stage production. It is currently the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time.
When the young lion prince Simba is born, his evil uncle Scar is pushed back to second in line to the throne. Unimpressed with his future prospects, Scar plots to kill both Simba and his father, the Lion King Mufasa, becoming king in the process. Young Simba survives the heinous plot but is led to believe that his father died because of him.
Devastated, he flees the kingdom and soon finds a carefree life. But without a real king, the pride soon falls on hard times and a hero is needed to bring back prosperity.