WHILE many will be looking forward to seeing the new remake of Disney classic The Lion King hitting cinemas this week, audiences in Penarth got something event better.

On Monday, July 15 and Tuesday 16, all of the junior children at Albert Primary School performed Disney’s The Lion King Jr in front of two sell-out crowds at Stanwell School’s Auditorium.

Disney’s The Lion King captivated audiences around the world and Albert Primary School were able to perform this one-of-a-kind musical.

After months and months of rehearsals for the Year 6 children, they were very proud to let everyone’s favourite lion take centre stage as the African savannah came to life as characters like Simba, and Rafiki undertake an inspiring journey from Pride Rock to the jungle, and back again - complete with unforgettable and catchy songs.

Before the show had even started the audience were wowed by a good luck film message from actual cast members of The Lion King show from the Lyceum Theatre in London.

The Lion King Jr was directed by Mrs. Haldenby and Mr. Thomas, who kept production going through the ‘shadowland’ of hard times.

A spokesman for the school said: “As a school, we are incredibly proud of all the children who took part in the performance.

“It was a powerful mix of an irresistible story, fantastic costumes and unforgettable songs.

"A huge thank you to all the staff, parents, PTA and community for their support in making this a success. The show truly encapsulates our philosophy - Hakuna Matata!”

Find out more about the production at the Lyceum Theatre at: https://www.thelyceumtheatre.com/

With thanks to Albert Primary School media monitors.