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The Lion King Jr.

The Newlands Musical The Lion King Jr was a huge success after 100 students from Years 5 to Year 8 took to the stage and transported the audience to the African Savannah.  

The 1994 animated feature was loved by adults and children alike and was also shown to be as popular with Haileybury community with sold out performances.

The 15 lead roles each performed with amazing maturity, physicality and characterisation.  Supported by an equally talented chorus of Wildebeest, Hyenas, Lionesses, Antelopes, Giraffes, birds and the unmissable George the Elephant.  

The costuming, lighting, sound and set all added to the student’s ability to make the audience forget that they were watching a Middle School show.  The Newlands Lion King Jr cast and crew are to be commended on the commitment to each rehearsal and are rightfully proud of all that they achieved over the past two terms.

Director Rachael Taberner said “The final product exceeded all of my own expectations as everyone rose to each challenge that was presented to them.

They have been the most supportive and kind-hearted group of students I have had the pleasure of directing.”

Newlands Boys Captain Duvin Nambuwasam (Year 8) as Scar.