Julie Taymor

7th November 2019

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INTERVIEW: JULIE TAYMOR. To mark its 20th anniversary in the West End, The Lion King‘s director joins Dominic Cavendish to look back at the show’s beginnings. Surveying its astonishing success – the highest-grossing Broadway show in history – they move onto the question of its aesthetic politics, from progressive casting to cultural appropriation. Recorded in London, October 2019.

“They didn’t completely believe it could be done. There wasn’t a natural way to put that animated film onstage”