The Lion King

Starting at £32.50

Disney's award-winning musical THE LION KING is now in its 15th year at London's Lyceum Theatre and is on its first tour of the UK. Julie Taymor's reimagining of Disney's beloved animated film is a theatrical event you will never forget.

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 fulfill 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 70 million people around the world, and in addition to the two UK productions can currently be seen in New York, Tokyo, Hamburg, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Sydney and on tour across North America and Japan.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Tuesdays: 7:30pm

Wednesdays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Thursdays: 7:30pm

Fridays: 7:30pm

Saturdays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Sundays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Lyceum Theatre

(London, )
(Covent Garden/Charing Cross) Wellington Street, just off Strand
London,
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by Jonathan Marshall - October 16, 2019
This October marks the 20th anniversary of The Lion King at London's Lyceum Theatre. Premiering way back in 1999, the show has entertained over 16 million people and remains the West End's bestselling stage production and the sixth-longest-running West End musical of all time. To celebrate the show's roaring success (pardon the pun), BroadwayWorld spoke with George Asprey, who plays Scar, about being the villain and why he feels the show is still so well loved after all these years.
by BWW News Desk - September 5, 2019
On 19 October, Disney's THE LION KING celebrates 20 years in the West End, cementing its place in theatrical history as one of the most successful and beloved stage musicals of all time.
by Stage Tube - June 12, 2019
If anyone knows what it takes to be a Lioness, it's the cast of Disney's landmark musical THE LION KING!
by Marianka Swain - November 5, 2018
South African actress Gugwana Dlamini has a long history with Disney's The Lion King, from the original animated movie through to performances in the stage show around the world. She discusses returning to the show's West End home at the Lyceum Theatre, where she stars as Rafiki.
by BWW News Desk - October 5, 2018
Disney's hit West End musical THE LION KING has today announced that it will hold a dedicated Relaxed Performance on Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 1:30pm. Tickets are now on sale.
by The Marriage Matinee - September 16, 2018
It seems impossible to improve upon a classic, but the touring company of THE LION KING has managed just that. It has shown that classics become so for a reason, and they can still take on new life in the hands of a talented director and cast.
by Stage Tube - June 17, 2018
West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The cast of The Lion King took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2017
Janique Charles has joined the cast of Disney's The Lion King in the West End as Nala! Originally from Trinidad and Tobego, this is Janique's West End debut in a principal role. To celebrate their newest Nala, Disney had a photoshoot, with clothes from African brand mille collines, with Janique resulting in these gorgeous pictures, seen below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 5, 2017
In celebration of London Pride 2017, which takes place Saturday 24 June- Sunday 9 July, 60 members of London Gay Men's Chorus joined the London cast of Disney's The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. The two companies came together for the first time to sing the iconic hit from the production, Elton John's 'Circle of Life.' Watch footage of their collaboration below!
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2017
The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 took place over the weekend, and BroadwayWorld has more photos featuring the cast of THE LION KING performing as part of the thrilling outdoor experience below!
by Stage Tube - June 25, 2017
The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 comes to a close today. Watch The Lion King help kick off day two with their performance below!
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2017
Actress Janique Charles was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She moved to the UK to join the touring cast of The Lion King in 2013, and is now playing Nala in the West End production.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2017
In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk the rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the fourth and final video, Deborah Dada discusses how she feels so free when she's singing.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2017
In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk the rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the third video, Nathan Louis-Fernand discusses how dance is the driving force in his life and makes him feel unstoppable.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2017
In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk the rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the second video, Owen Chaponda discusses how he uses his singing to communicating his story and his background.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2017
In a new inspirational video series, four performers joining the West End cast of The Lion King talk the rehearsal process, pushing themselves above and beyond, and never giving up. In the first video, dancer Rutendo Mushonga talks 'The Lioness Chant' and that even though it is a very intense scene for dancers, she strives to not give up.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017
Today, the London production of THE LION KING welcomes 11 new cast members, including Janique Charles, Gary Jordan and Dominique Planter who take over the principal roles of 'Nala', 'Zazu' and 'Shenzi' respectively. Now in its 18th triumphant year, over 14 million people have seen Disney's award-winning musical at the Lyceum Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2017
The London Eye received some special musical guests yesterday. Shaun Escoffery and Nick Afoa, who play Mufasa and Simba respectively in the West End production of The Lion King, sang a special version of 'He Lives In You' high above the River Thames, for a video published on The Lion King's Facebook page.
by BWW News Desk - August 5, 2016
Ahead of a summer of international sporting activity, Disney's THE LION KING has released a series of short films showcasing the athletic diversity and prowess of their West End cast and crew. Check out the three videos below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2016
New cast have joined the London production of Disney's THE LION KING this month. Alongside changes in the ensemble cast, Nicholas Afoa has taken on the role of Simba at the Lyceum Theatre.  Meet Nicolas Afoa in the video below!