Last month for ‘The Lion King’ in SA

2008-01-14 00:00

The Lion King made South African history last week when the 500 000th ticket was sold. The show must close on February 17 before it sets off on a tour of the far East.

The Disney musical is the most successful in entertainment history in South Africa, outstripping Phantom of the Opera, which sold 287 000 seats. Says Noeleen Bruton, marketing director of Tsogo Sun: “The Lion King has changed the face of South African theatre and has changed the perception that theatre is dead.

“It is thanks to the South African public … Throughout the millions of people that have seen The Lion King worldwide, the South Africa production has had the most audience interaction, crossing all age and racial barriers.”

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