To celebrate the upcoming Pride Weekend, watch this video of the cast of The Lion King perform the song "Circle of Life" with London Gay Men's Chorus. London Gay Men's Chorus was formed in 1991 after a small group of people decided to raise money for AIDS awareness by singing Christmas carols. Now, they are the largest gay choir in Europe and boasts over 200 members. They joined the cast of The Lion King outside the Lyceum Theatre to perform the classic song from the musical, which was written by Sir Elton John. The musical has been running at the Lyceum Theatre since 1999.
It's been fifteen years almost to the week that I first saw Disney's The Lion King in what was its first year in the West End. I don't think even Disney could have predicted that sixteen years later the show would still be London's most popular musical, selling out performances eight times a week and playing to packed crowds. Judging the show against the current climate of the West End, I... Read more