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

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.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sun 29 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 871 3014

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Tue 28 Jan

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

Wed 29 Jan

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

Thu 30 Jan

£20–£245 / 0844 871 3000

…and 134 more dates until 5 Jul

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Mon 1 Jun

£25–£59 / 0844 847 2275