The stage adaptation of The Lion King to call at Sunderland's Empire Theatre

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  • 17 January 2014
The stage adaptation of The Lion King to call at Sunderland's Empire Theatre

Tickets for the run in autumn 2014 will go on sale from Tue 21 Jan

Julie Taymor's blockbuster stage adaptation of The Lion King is set to continue its tour around the UK with a run at Sunderland's Empire Theatre in autumn 2014. The musical version of Disney's epic 'Hamlet with lions' animation will visit the theatre from Thu 18 Sep–Sat 1 Nov 2014. The show – which we awarded four stars when it visited the Edinburgh Playhouse last year – is 'a triumph of theatrical ingenuity' that's suitable for everybody: 'lovers of big budget family entertainment, theatre connoisseurs and everyone in-between.'

Tickets for The Lion King at the Sunderland Empire go on sale from 10am on Tue 21 Jan – for date and time info plus ticketing links, see the listings information below.

Disney presents THE LION KING

The Lion King

  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • 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

It's Hamlet … with lions! 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.

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 14 Nov

£20–£95 / 0844 847 2325

Fri 15 Nov

£20–£95 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 16 Nov

£20–£95 / 0844 847 2325

…and 5 more dates until 23 Nov

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 5 Dec

£20–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 6 Dec

£20–£95 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 7 Dec

£20–£95 / 0844 871 3014

…and 52 more dates until 9 Feb 2020

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Thu 14 Nov

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

Fri 15 Nov

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

Sat 16 Nov

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

…and 78 more dates until 16 Feb 2020