Drakensberg Boys Choir perform onstage at 'The Lion King' theatre show in London

Lebo M. (Photo: Screengrab, YouTube, The Lion King Musical)
Lebo M. (Photo: Screengrab, YouTube, The Lion King Musical)

Cape Town - Fifty-four members of the Drakensberg Boys Choir recently performed on stage at The Lion King with legendary South African composer Lebo M. 

The Lyceum Theatre, in London, bore witness to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the stage production. 

The boys formed part of a special surprise tribute to the creative team behind the show, during a performance of the show which was attended by all cast members who performed in the show during the past 20 years. 

Grade 9 pupil, Matthew Beuster, commented said about the once-a-lifetime experience: "That was the best thing ever. We went on, and it was nerve-racking, the audience went crazy when they found out we were there. It was like a million decibels high. It was insanity! When the gumboot squad came out to dance with Lebo M, everyone went crazy. This is the best performance I've ever had."


Before this performance, the Drakensberg Boys Choir had performed at several venues across London and outskirts – St George's Chapel (Windsor Castle), Great St Mary's Church, The Holiday Inn (in conjunction with the Barnsley Youth Choir), Emmanuel Church, SA House, and at King's College School.

Compiled by Alex Isaacs. (Photo: Screengrab, YouTube, The Lion King Musical)