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
  • Website: www.thelionking.co.uk

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.

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The Lion King

With a cast of over 40 actors, singers and dancers, the story of The Lion King is miraculously brought to life in London's West End using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming king.  The stunning simplicity of The Lion King is the work of a team of designers who draw on diverse cultural influences to recreate the rich colours and vast expanses of the African savanna in this daring and inspiring reinvention of one of the most successful animated films of all time. The Lion King is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Disney recommends The Lion King for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. So if you want to see this amazing show, then get your tickets to see Disney's The Lion King right here!

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Tour dates

At 3 venues:

Bristol Hippodrome

St Augustine's Parade, Bristol, Avon, BS1 4UZ

Sat 7 Sep

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The Edinburgh Playhouse

18–22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA

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Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ

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Reviews & features

The Lion King set for Edinburgh this December, tickets on sale

6 Mar 2019

Be prepared for a chance of a lifetime. Be prepared for sensational news!

The smash-hit theatrical production of The Lion King is celebrating 20 phenomenal years on stage with a UK tour. Simba and the gang gallop into the Scottish capital for a run at Edinburgh Playhouse from Thu 5 Dec–Sun 9 Feb 2020. Following the closed…

Disney's Richard Oriel on The Lion King: 'The show's success is down to a coming together of extraordinarily diverse talent'

5 Mar 2019

Six years after its Scottish debut, audiences can expect a production every bit as dazzling as the West End version

In the world of musical theatre, few experiences can match the thrill of The Lion King's opening parade. Giant puppets depicting the animals, insects and birds of the savannah weave their way down the aisles towards the stage, while all around look on…

The Lion King heading for Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, tickets on sale

27 Feb 2019

Smash-hit Disney musical kicks off 20th anniversary tour at the venue this September

The Lion King stage production runs at the Bristol Hippodrome from Sat 7 Sep–Sat 23 Nov. Tickets are on sale now. Julie Taymor's musical version of Disney's epic 'Hamlet with lions' animation is celebrating 20 phenomenal years on stage that with a…

Get tickets for The Lion King at London's Lyceum Theatre

18 Apr 2018

Inspiring musical is booking until February 2019 on the West End

The Lion King runs at London's Lyceum Theatre from Thu 24 Apr 2018 to Thu 7 Feb 2019. Tickets to see the inspiring, rousing show are on sale now. Based on the incredible animated film of the same name, first released in 1994, the show is a coming of…

Buy tickets for The Lion King extended run at London's Lyceum Theatre

20 Jun 2017

Incredibly popular musical is now in it's 18th year, and will now run at the West End venue until Sun 4 Feb 2018

Tickets are now on sale for The Lion King at London's Lyceum Theatre. The production, which is in its 18th year, runs until February 2018. Based on the 1994 Walt Disney film of the same name, it follows the journey of Simba, a young Lion aspiring to…

The Lion King

7 Nov 20134 stars

Costume and puppet designs steal the show in Julie Taymor's stage production of the Disney film

The Lion King has played to audiences the world over, with different casts bringing the Disney film to life each time. Everywhere it goes, the show is a hit, regardless of who dresses up as Simba, Scar or Pumbaa. And why? Because unusually for a stage…

The best upcoming theatre in Scotland for Autumn 2013

19 Sep 2013

Forced Entertainment, Every House Has A Door, Fail Better and The Lion King

The aftermath of the Edinburgh Festival can be depressing for theatre: August doesn't just offer large numbers of performers, it tends to feature companies who don't set foot in Scotland for the rest of the year. While the country does have a healthy…

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