the Lion King roared
The Lion King - A children's theatre adaptation presented by the
Anne Wijesinghe School of Speech & Drama - was held on June
29 at the Lionel Wendt
The large cast
worked out the story of the Lion King with energy and style. The
gorgeous costumes ensured a riot of colour as lions, lionesses,
hyenas, zebras, deer, monkeys, birds, butterflies, bumble bees and
antelopes together with a host of other characters set the stage
ablaze with their performances.
the opening scene of the circle of life right through the lioness
hunt, stampede, Rafeeki's mourning, to the conclusion, the children
displayed talent and commitment way beyond their years. All in all
it was a memorable evening at the theatre for the young and old.
played adult Simba while Dilshan De Silva was young Simba. Others
featured were Minoli Weerasinghe as Adult Nala, Shehani Hewawasam
as young Nala, Nishadee Dissanayake as Mufasa, Upeksha Perera as
Scar, Shimara Dissanayake as Sarabi, Shashi Kariawasam as Zazu,
Kalana de Silva as Rafeeki, Zainab Shiraz as Benzai, Tarini de Silva
as Shenzi, Sandaru Hettiarachchi as Ed (the three main Hyenas),
Maithree Perera as Timon and Trishan Fernando as Pumba.