The Lion King is based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrangements by Lebo M. Directed by Julie Taymor, the musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant puppets.
Following its success on Broadway, The show debuted in the West End’s Lyceum Theatre in 1999, and is still going strong.
In 2014, The Lion King became the top-earning title in box-office history for both stage productions and films, surpassing the record previously held by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.
Disney’s award-winning musical is now in its 16th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre.
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, this spectacular production explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
This acclaimed production has been seen by over 65 million people around the world, and in addition to the two UK productions can currently be seen in New York, Tokyo, Hamburg, Madrid and on tours of the US and Japan.
Running time 2 hours 30 minutes
Performance dates – Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 2.30pm
Child policy Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to the Lyceum Theatre.
For more information or to book tickets, visit the Booking website here
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