Members of the cast of the hit theatre production 'The Lion King' were subject to racial abuse last night in Dublin.
The Bórd Gais theatre confirmed in a tweet last night that several members of the cast were racially abused on their way home from the venue, following a performance of the smash-hit show this week.
In a tweet, theatre management said it is 'shocking' that something so 'vile and appalling' happened to a cast that brought 'such joy to thousands of theatregoers'.
The show has been running in the nation's capital since New Year's Eve, and the incident has been reported to An Gardaí Síochána.
— Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (@BGETheatre) January 31, 2022
The musical, whose music was written by Elton John, first debuted in Minneapolis in 1997, before becoming a mainstay on Broadway and the West End, becoming the third-longest running show in New York, and is still running in the West End after almost 8,000 performances.
The show - which has been running for the past six weeks - comes to a close on Friday.