Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Repulsed by Racist Abuse Directed At Lion King Cast

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Racial abuse, directed at the cast and crew of a production of the Lion King in Dublin, has been reported to Gardaí.

It’s understood to have happened last Friday near the Bord Gais Energy Theatre as performers and crew members made their way home.

The Theatre has condemned the “vile” abuse directed at cast members on their way home from the theatre.

The theatre said it was “appalling” that those working other show who had brought such joy to thousands of theatregoers since the show opened on December 31 were targeted.

The theatre posted a statement on twitter condemning the act and offering their support to the performers and crew during the difficult time.

The statement read: “We are saddened to share that several of the performers and crew of The Lion King, currently performing at Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin, were recently subjected to racial abuse on their way home from the theatre.”

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

Bord Gais Energy Theatre and Disney Theatrical Productions strongly condemn all forms of discrimination.

We fully stand with the performers and crew and have put plans in place to support those affected by this incident. We also urge that those responsible be held accountable and have reported this incident to An Garda Siochana.’’

It is the spirit that Bord Gais Energy Theatre and Disney Theatrical Productions are making a donation to the Irish Network Against Racism, which is committed to combatting racism and all related forms of discrimination in Ireland.