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Category: Entertainment January 18, 2013

Rafiki and the gazelles

For over a year now The Lion King has been taking Madrid by storm, a colossal show which has become yet another icon on Gran Vía. Every evening the Teatro Lope de Vega boasts a full house: no one wants to miss this moving story set in Africa and starring the continent’s most majestic wildlife. When it was released in 1994, the Disney film became the most successful animation movie to date, and as a result of its eminent musical character it soon inspired a major Broadway production for all ages. 

The show boasts an international cast of more than 50 actors on stage who, together with live music, evoke the well-known story of Simba, through a subtle and innovative blend of music, dance and African shapes conveyed through spectacular animated sculptures, elaborate costumes and impressive sets. For those who of you who haven’t seen The Lion King yet, you’re still in time. But hurry up – it’s only on in Madrid!

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