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The Lion King
The Lion King
The Lion King
The Lion King
The Lion King

The Lion King

Why Watch The Lion King
When it first premiered in 1997, the musical was a sensational success. Based on Disney’s award-winning animated movie with the same name, The Lion King has always managed to thrill and entertain its audience with vibrant and intensely atmospheric African rhythm and unparalleled acting. This musical masterpiece has never lost its unique flavour in the two decades that it has been running at the Lyceum Theatre. Employing puppetry, sets, and costumes, a spectacular world is created depicting the tale of the lion, Simba. Before long, you will be completely engrossed in a kaleidoscope of vivid colours and Elton John’s Oscar-winning music in this must-watch musical adaptation.
The Story
The Lion King follows the story of Simba, a lion-cub who must inherit his father’s kingdom, the Pride Lands. Simba spends his time exploring the land, fascinated by the beasts of the Serengeti Plains of Africa. The mischievous young lion often goes looking for trouble until a tragic event shatters his spirit. He must now fight his uncle, Scar, and reclaim what rightfully belongs to him. The Lion King is a story filled with immense philosophical value and the perfect tinge of humour brought in by the hilarious duo, Timon and Pumba. The musical blends extremes like pain and pleasure, love and hate, betrayal and loyalty, in a unique fashion. Although the story itself draws inspiration from many other famous tales, the expression of these basic ideals through personification and music is simply irresistible.

Good for
Disney lovers | Musical fans | Family audiences
Critics Reviews
“As fresh and soul-stirring as ever”

– Daily Telegraph
“You hope all nights in the theatre will be like this!”
– Daily Mail
Show Details
Show Timings

Tue - Sat
7:30 PM
Wed, Sat & Sun
2:30 PM

Leading Roles
George Asprey as Scar

Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa

Brown Lindiwe Mkhize as Rafiki

Gary Jordan as Zazu

Nick Afoa as Simba

Julie Taymor
Elton John
Top Songs
“Can You Feel The Love Tonight” , “Hakuna Matata” , “Circle of Life” , “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” & “Be Prepared”

Know Before You Go
2 hours and 30 mins, with 1 intermission
Suitable for ages 6 and up. Kids under 3 are not allowed in the theatre.
Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible
The Lyceum Theatre has a seating capacity of 2,100. Find the seating plan here.
Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Technical information

Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street
WC2E 7RQ London
Lat : 51.5117Lng : -0.120014
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4 years

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy
All West End show tickets are non-refundable.