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About Disney’s The Lion King (UK)
The Lion King is Disney’s multi award winning musical in London, set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative themes of Africa. The live adaption of the iconic 1994 Disney film has been brilliantly reimagined on stage by acclaimed director Julie Taymor. The musical is a spectacular theatrical experience, exploding with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music, and will redefine your expectations of theatre.
At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba and his epic adventure and journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. The theatre adaption depicts the coming of age story of Simba and his destiny to follow in his father Mufasa’s footsteps as the heir to Pride Rock. However, trouble ensues when Simba’s uncle Scar launches his own bid for the Kingdom, going to unimaginable and shocking lengths to claw his way to the throne.
The London stage adaption of the film celebrated its 20-year anniversary run of shows in October 2019. The musical continues to draw sell-out crowds due to its popularity as one of London’s best West End theatre shows. The top London musical is a must-see for Lion King fans and new viewers alike with its breath-taking and emotional story told in a dramatic and dazzling theatre production.
Lose yourself in the story and relive the nostalgia of the classic film come to life in a live action stage adaption, in a stunning immersive theatre experience.
The Lion King 2019 tickets and 2020 tickets are on sale now.
The Lion King Tickets London:
The Lion King Musical Tickets are available and booking from now until May 2020 in London. The London adaption takes place in Lyceum Theatre in the West End.
Lion King London tickets can be viewed here by calendar view, date and by price. The Lion King is also on a UK tour in Edinburgh.
The Lion King Tickets Edinburgh:
The Lion King is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in Scotland for a limited run of shows in 2020.
The Lion King History:
The Lion King theatre show is based in the iconic Disney film of the same name. The animated film first came out in 1994 and has remained a timeless childhood classic. A second film, The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride, followed in 1998 along with 2019’s musical film remake. The theatre adaption of the film first premiered on Broadway in 1997 before opening in London for the first time in 1999. Since then it has entertained millions worldwide and become one of London’s best musicals.
The Lion King Music and Songs:
The Lion King has music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice and musical score created by Hans Zimmer. Some of the legendary Lion King songs include classics “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”, “The Circe of Life”, “Shadowland”, “Endless Nights”, “Be Prepared”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Hakuna Matata”.
The Lion King Theatre Cast and Characters:
The cast for the Lion King musical in London includes the following:
Scar – George Asprey.
Mufasa – Shaun Escoffery.
Rafiki – Gugwana Dlamini.
Zazu – Gary Jordan.
Timon – Jamie McGregor.
Pumbaa – Mark Roper.
Simba – Nick Afoa.
Young Simba – Zion Gardner, John Madondo, Samuel O’Loughlin, Kai Plummer-Walrond.
Nala – Janique Charles, Gaia Aikman.
Young Nala – Tia Murrell, Avive Savannah Williams, Monae Wilson, Eva Young.
Please note cast and line up can be subject to change.
Discover more Lion King news and feature articles:
1. Watch our interview with Gugwana Dlamini, after her return to the Lion King cast in London’s West End after 20 years.
3. Lion King Musical tickets are available now. Book Lion King Tickets by Calendar View here.
4. Read about why we still fall in love with the Lion King time and time again here.
5. Watch our behind the scenes rehearsal video with the Lion King cast.
Where is the Lion King Musical playing in London?
The Lion King Musical takes place at the Lyceum Theatre, with and address at Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ, Great Britain.
How to get to Lyceum Theatre in London:
1. By Underground/Tube - The nearest tube stations are Covent Garden which serves the Piccadilly line, along with Charing Cross which serves the Northern and Bakerloo lines.
2. By Bus - The following buses run nearby: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77A, 139, 176
3. By Car - Public transport is strongly recommended. The nearest carparking spot is NCP Parker Street off Drury Lane.
Please note that in the interest of safety, security and bag checks are in place at the theatre.
When is the Lion King? What are the performance times and dates?
The performance dates and times for the Lion King Musical are every week from Tuesday to Saturday at 19:30. There is also a matinee show on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 14:30. It is recommended to arrive to the theatre venue at least 30 minutes in advance. The show is booking throughout 2019 and up to May 2020.
How long does the Lion King run for?
The Lion King in London has a runtime of approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with a 15-minute interval.
Is the Lion King musical touring in the UK?
Yes, the Lion King is touring the UK and coming to Edinburgh in 2020. Don't miss out and get tickets for the tour here.
Are there accessible tickets and are access facilities available?
The venue is accessible for disabled customers, with ground level access to the Stalls and a lift to row H of the Royal Circle and row A of the Grand Circle. The lift comes out on the low numbers side of each area. To book, please call 020 7420 8113(please note that this number is for Accessible ticketing only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there age limits for the show? Is it family friendly?
The show is family friendly, however it is not recommended for children under the age of six. Please note that children under the age of three are not permitted to the theatre. The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up. Parents/guardians may be asked to remove persistently noisy or rowdy children. 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.
Can I book group tickets for 10+ people?
Our Groups guide has all of our shows which are available for group bookings. Simply contact us and fill out our Group Booking Form if you wish to enquire about group bookings for the show.
Discover more West End Theatre and Musicals:
1. For even more West End Theatre shows and musicals in London and the UK, check out our West End Theatre Guide. for current shows.
2. Click here for the latest theatre news and West End announcements.