Venue:'Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes Performance dates: Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm Please note: Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to the Lyceum Theatre. Recommended age 6+, parents may be asked to control or remove persistently noisy or rowdy children
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.