Disney’s The Lion King may be currently performing at Manchester’s Palace Theatre, but what if you could see exactly what happens behind the scenes? Well luckily one Manchester hotel has unveiled a new gallery showing exactly that, giving Mancs an inside look into the award-winning production.
Curated with Disney Theatrical Productions and titled ‘Behind the Scenes at Disney’s The Lion King’, the gallery located at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel consists of a collection of images showcasing different aspects of the landmark musical. From the unique masks and puppets to the sets, make-up, and the award-winning costumes, the free to view exhibition will offer hotel guests a behind-the-scenes look at what makes the musical so spectacular.
The exhibition is comprised of 15 images hung on the walls of The Refuge Bar and Restaurant and will be open to guests at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel until the end of the production’s run in Manchester. The photography captures the stunning artistry of the production lead by a team of designers who drew on diverse cultural influences to recreate the rich colours and vast expanses of the African savanna for the stage.
Since the UK premiere in 1999, millions of theatre goers have experienced Disney’s The Lion King on stage in London and around the UK and Ireland on tour. Having played in more than 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, The Lion King’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.
‘Behind The Scenes At Disney’s The Lion King’ is a free to view gallery at The Refuge running from December until March 2023. To coincide with the new exhibition, Kimpton Clocktower Hotel has also launched ‘The Show Starts Here’ room package, which allows guests to save up to 20% off the best available room rate with code Theatre20.
Guests who visit The Refuge Bar and Restaurant in January can also enjoy 50% off all food from the All Day Menu on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the month. Nestled within Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, guests can tuck into innovative dishes including Seabass Ceviche, Cactus Tacos and Tikka Octopus served as small plates designed for sharing.
The Refuge Bar and Restaurant has also recently launched the Show Menu, priced at £25 per person and is available Monday to Friday, 12pm-6.30pm, and Saturday, 1pm-6.30pm. Guests can enjoy a glass of fizz each alongside Soy-glazed Padrón peppers with crispy onions or Gochujang-glazed pork belly and sides of Pitta amongst other exquisite sharing dishes.
Disney’s The Lion King is playing at the Palace Theatre, Manchester until 11th March 2023.