As part of the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival in October, there will be THE LION KING company masterclass.
Join the festival on Friday 13th October at Trinity Theatre at 12:30pm – 2:30pm for exclusive masterclass which will introduce you to the iconic puppetry from Disney’s acclaimed stage musical THE LION KING.
By the end of the masterclass you will have gained an understanding of:
- Director Julie Taymor’s vision.
- The influences that inspired the production.
- The different types of puppetry in the award-winning musical.
- What it takes to make and maintain the 232 puppets in the production and have met some of the team that is responsible for this.
Members of the company will share their insights into what it is like to perform with the puppets as well as meeting a number of actual puppets from THE LION KING themselves!
Tickets for the masterclass are priced at £5.
While you are at the Theatre, this is also the perfect opportunity to visit THE LION KING exhibition in Trinity Gallery (free). Featuring some of the complete costumes, full-scale puppets and masks along with costume sketches and behind-the-scenes photographs, this fascinating exhibition will bring to life the journey of how the legendary production made the transition from screen to the Broadway stage.