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St Catherine’s pupils Maya, Ashleigh, Ellen and Rea get ready for the performance of The Lion King Jr. They are pictured with some staff members from the school who are also taking part in the play. DR92

The African Savannah will come alive in Strabane this week when pupils from St Catherine’s senior school take on Disney’s classic ‘The Lion King.’

In the first ever stage production by senior pupils, ‘The Lion King Jr’ is a perfect opportunity to experience this wonderful uplifting musical.


Since its release in June 1994, ‘The Lion King’ has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world.
Including its well-known songs written by Elton John and Tim Rice and scores written by Hans Zimmer, the pupil’s have created a unique version of this multi-award winning musical which promises to be a beautiful, colourful and emotive production for all the family.

Set in the African Pridelands, the story follows a young lion cub named Simba and an unforgettable cast of characters, as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in an inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Taking a hands-on role the pupils of St Catherine’s PS have been involved in all areas of the creative production from set design to mask making, puppetry, choreography, music and drama.

Together with their teachers, classroom assistants and choreographers, St Catherine’s production will give the Disney classic a magical run for its money and a show stopping performance that’s not to be missed.

St Catherine’s PS presents The Lion King Jr at St Patrick’s Hall, Strabane on Tuesday June 13, Wednesday June 14 and Friday June 16.
Tickets cost £7 and are available from the school office, Barrack Street Strabane, to book yours call 028 7138 2272.


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