Everyone’s favourite Disney movie comes to life at Marina Bay Sands from 27 June!
♫ NANTS INGONYAMA BAGITHI BABA ♫
(more commonly known as “Aaah zabenya, mamabeatsi babaaa”)
Now that you know the actual lyrics to Circle of Life, it’s time to get your tickets to THE LION KING premiering on 27 June at Marina Bay Sands and sing your heart out! The World’s #1 Musical returns to the Sands Theatre after winning more than 70 global theatrical awards, and being seen by over 90 million people worldwide. Feast your eyes on a visual treat with stunning sets, hundreds of costumes and familiar tunes crafted by multi-award winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.
Fun Family-friendly Facts
To get you psyched for the show, check out the list of fun facts below for the family to spot during the performance!
- The tallest animals in the show are the four, 18-foot exotic giraffes from I Just Can’t Wait to Be King. The two giraffes in “Circle of Life” are 14 feet high! Two actors trained in stilt-walking, climb 6-foot ladders to fit inside the puppets and mount stilts to cross the stage.
- The largest and longest animal in the show is the elephant (nicknamed “Bertha” by the backstage crew when the show premiered in 1997). At 13 feet long and 9 feet wide, the puppet requires four actors to carefully walk her down the orchestra aisle. When not occupied by the actors, the puppet can collapse down flat for convenient backstage storage.
- Worn like a back pack, Pumbaa the warthog is the heaviest costume weighing in at 45 pounds!
- Lighting Designer Donald Holder used nearly 700 lighting instruments to create the show’s lighting plot!
- There are six indigenous African languages spoken in the show: Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa (the click language), Sotho, Tswana and Congolese.
We can’t wait to see this best selling show! Who else is excited?! Tickets are on sale now – get yours before they sell out!
When: From 27 June 2018
The LION KING runs for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.
Brought to you in partnership with Sliding Doors Entertainment