Stage version of Lion King celebrates 5,000 performances


On Tuesday night the stage version of the Disney classic, The Lion King, celebrates its 5,000th stage performance in London's West End.

The cast includes singing lions, a dancing warthog and stampeding wildebeests.

The BBC's Sophie van Brugen has been backstage at the Lyceum Theatre on the Strand, to find out what has made the production such a success.

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