Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden/Embankment
Times: Tue-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed, Sat & Sun 2.30pm, extra mat perfs Feb 20, closed Mar 16-Apr 30, booking to Oct 4
Price: £25-£82.50, Premium Seats £95-£200
Start Date: Wed 1st January 2020End Date: Sun 4th October 2020
Musical based on the Disney film about a cub's journey to pride leader.
Tim Rice and Elton John's Tony Award-winning musical based on the Disney film about a cub's perilous journey to pride leader in the face of strong opposition from his murderous uncle, Scar. Featuring the songs Circle Of Life, I Just Can't Wait To Be King, Can You Feel The Love Tonight and Hakuna Matata, directed by Julie Taymor.
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, this spectacular production explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands. Julie Taymor, one of the world's most innovative directors, brought a vast array of disciplines to The Lion King, including extensive experience staging epic theatre and opera productions, exploring classic myths through ritualised puppetry, mask, and movement. The Lion King was the first musical she directed in the commercial theatre, and Taymor made Broadway history by becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award for 'Best Director of a Musical'. This acclaimed production has been seen by over 65 million people around the world, and in addition to the two UK productions can currently be seen in New York, Tokyo, Hamburg, Madrid and on tours of the US and Japan. The Lion King will also open in Brazil and Australia this year.