Back in 2013, the show ran at the venue for a record-breaking 15 weeks. Throughout the 2019/2020 season, the show will surpass this milestone with extra performances announced for Tue 11 Feb–Sun 29 Mar 2020. The newly announced performances bring the show's run up to a mammoth 17 weeks in the Scottish capital. The Lion King's run at the Edinburgh Playhouse mark the show's only Scottish venue to be part of its UK and Ireland tour.
Written by: Roger Allers, Elton John (music), Tim Rice (lyrics), Mark Mancina (music & lyrics), Lebo M (music & lyrics), Hans Zimmer (music & lyrics), Julie Taymor (lyrics), Irene Mecchi
Julie Taymor's puppet-powered stage version of Disney's spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family, with show-stopping visual effects, gripping drama and plenty of laughs. It reinvents the film for a whole new audience.