Lion King performers and crew hit with racial slurs on their way home from Dublin show


Several artists and crew members of The Lion King musical were racially abused on their way home from a show in Dublin.

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, where the show has been running since late December, condemned the “despicable” incident and said it had been reported to the gardaí.

“Bord Gáis Energy Theater Theater and Disney Theatrical Productions strongly condemn any form of discrimination,” a spokesperson for the venue said in a statement.

“It is shocking that something so despicable and appalling has happened to our colleagues who have brought such joy to thousands of viewers since the show opened on December 31.

“We fully support the artists and crew and have plans in place to support those affected by this incident.”

The theater urged that those responsible “be held accountable”.

Production officials said it was “an instrument to change hearts and minds” and the show had been “a beacon of optimism and inclusion across the world” since it was first staged there. At 25 years.

“It is in this spirit that the Bord Gáis Energy Theater and Disney Theatrical Productions are making a donation to the Irish Anti-Racism Network, which is committed to combating racism and all forms of related discrimination in Ireland,” added the spokesperson.

the Irish Examiner has contacted An Garda Síochána for comment.

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