The Kingsley Preparatory School celebrated ‘the circle of life’ in an energetic, imaginative and exciting production of Disney’s ‘The Lion King’.
Across two evenings to packed audiences the School told the tale of Simba, the young lion cub destined to become king of the pridelands.
The main cast of Year 6 pupils, supported by a chorus and ensemble of Years 3 – 5 pupils, rose to the challenge of performing the much loved film and West End musical songs, including ‘The Circle of Life’ and the show-stopping ‘He Lives In You’. The young cast demonstrated true commitment to learning the complex score, which features a large proportion of choral work in the Swahili language.
Director and teacher, Emma Smith, said, “It has been a real pleasure working with the pupils; they have demonstrated an infectious confidence and sensitivity to performance that is well beyond their age. They brought the house down on both nights and I am incredibly proud of them.”