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The Lion King - Education Programme

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Backstage Careers Documentary

Key Stage 3

This resource aims to help your students develop an understanding of the employability skills the team uses.

Key Stage 4

This resource aims to help your students develop an understanding of the employability skills the team uses.

Getting Ready to Roar

A unique insight into the intense backstage preparation of a performance. Scroll down for more video content.

Behind-The-Scenes Videos

Introduction

Introduction

Join Ore Oduba as he introduces the creative team behind The Lion King.

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From Screen to Stage

From Screen to Stage

Hear about the enormous challenges of bringing the beloved film to stage.

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From Screen to Stage: Primary Questionnaire

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From Screen to Stage: Secondary Questionnaire

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Behind the Story

Behind the Story

Discover central themes of the story and techniques used to bring them to stage.

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Background Reading

The Story

Enjoy a summary of the full story of The Lion King from start to finish.

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Behind the Story: Primary Questionnaire

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Behind the Story: Secondary Questionnaire

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Meet the Characters

Meet the Characters

The cast share personal insights into their characters.

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Background Reading

Meet the Characters

Get to know the cast of characters who make the story come to life.

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Meet the Characters: Primary Questionnaire

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Meet the Characters: Secondary Questionnaire

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An Actor Prepares

An Actor Prepares

Watch George Asprey on his transformative journey from human to lion.

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An Actor Prepares: Primary Questionnaire

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An Actor Prepares: Secondary Questionnaire

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Discover the Costumes

Discover the Costumes

Learn about the inspiration and intricate detail behind the show’s costumes.

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Discover the Costumes: Primary Questionnaire

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Masks and Puppets

Masks and Puppets

Learn about the inspiration and ingenious creation of the show’s masks and puppets.

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Primary resources

Puppet Making

A hands-on lesson focusing on the creation & utilisation of shadow puppets.

Mask Making

A lesson involving craft, focusing on the design, creation & sharing of masks.

Secondary resources

What’s Behind the Mask? Pre-show

A discussion based lesson investigating the role of masks through the ages.

Living the Mask

A craft & movement based lesson focusing on the history, design & implementation of masks.

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Masks and Puppets: Primary Questionnaire

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Masks and Puppets: Secondary Questionnaire

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Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene

Discover more about the technical elements of the stage.

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Setting the Scene: Primary Questionnaire

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Being a Lion Kid

Being a Lion Kid

Meet two of the show’s child actors as they prepare for the performance.

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Making the Music

Making the Music

Meet a percussionist from the show as he discusses rhythm with Ore Oduba.

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Primary resources

Making Music

A practical musical lesson exploring rhythm and the singing of ‘rounds’.

Secondary resources

The Language of Music

A lesson where students play instruments to represent characters from the show.

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Making the Music: Primary Questionnaire

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Dance and Movement

Dance and Movement

Meet the show’s Dance Supervisor and learn about key dance elements of the show.

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Dance and Movement: Primary Questionnaire

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Dance and Movement: Secondary Questionnaire

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