Until 02 Jun
Runtime: 2h 30m
Disney’s award-winning musical has been impressing West End audiences for 22 years. Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre will redefine your expectations of theatre. Based on the Disney animated film, The Lion King premiered on Broadway in 1997 and The Lion King London opened in October 1999, playing to packed houses ever since! The Lion King Musical transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney’s beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. With music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, a musical score created by Hans Zimmer and choral arrangements by Lebo M, Disney's The Lion King London songs include I Just Can't Wait to Be King, The Circle of Life, Endless Night and Shadow Land. Content: contains smoke and fog effects as well as strobe lighting. Age recommendation: 6+ Children under the age of 3 are not permitted. Please note: All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to enter
Join Simba, the world's most famous lion as he makes his journey from cuddly cub to fulfilling his destiny as King of the Pridelands. With a dream team including award-winning music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, this musical extravaganza delivers on every level, drawing on an incredible cast, dazzling choreography, and groundbreaking puppetry to create the most astonishing musical theatre production in the West End. While you may have grown up with the Disney animated classic, seeing The Lion King live is not to be missed!
The Lion King has been laden with praise by the critics: Time Out says “Kids will go wild for this majestic jungle musical” but audiences love it too “I am about to see this show for the second time this time taking my 5 year old son. It is breathtaking and has you spell bound from start to finish, the costumes, dancing, and music make for a show for all ages.”
The Lion King is at the Lyceum Theatre in the heart of London’s Covent Garden. The unforgettable tale of the plucky young lion Simba who has to take back his homelands from his evil uncle Scar who plotted to steal his birthright is now in its 23rd year. After Simba nearly dies and his father is killed in a stampede of wildebeests created by Scar, he is rescued and raised by Timon and Pumbaa, a meerkat and a warthog. All grown up, Simba has to return the favour and protect his pals from a hungry lioness that turns out to be his childhood friend Nala. Nala warns Simba that his ancestral home is a wasteland, he must return and meet his fate. In the process Simba learns about love, loyalty, pride and the importance of true friendship. With songs such as Circle of Life and Hakuna Matata, there really are no problems.
Leading the Lion King London cast is Kayi Ushe as Simba, Shaun Escoffery is Simba’s father Mufasa and Janique Charles is lioness Nala. George Asprey is Scar, his wicked uncle. Mark Roper and Jamie McGregor are Simba’s friends Pumbaa and Timon.Thenjiwe Thendiva Nofemele is Rafiki and Gary Jordan is Zazu.
The Lion King music is by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, Irene Mecchi is book. Julie Taymor directs and is also costume designer, mask/puppet co-design, additional lyrics. Garth Fagan is the award-winning choreographer,Richard Hudson is scenic designer. Donald Holder is lighting designer and mask and puppet co-designer is Michael Curry.
The Lion King is a captivating musical drama for young and old. With breathtaking choreography, stunning visuals and a powerful story that hits home every time, the Lion King is for everyone and anyone that knows that home is where the heart is.
Get your Lion King London tickets for an epic African adventure.