Last Updated on 7 June 2022 by Showcall Editorial Team
Disney’s The Lion King UK Tour
Tickets are now on sale for Disney’s The Lion King UK Tour. The stage adaptation of the smash-hit Disney family animation is still running after 23 years at London’s Lyceum Theatre.
The Lion King is Disney’s multi-award-winning musical in London and on UK Tour, set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative themes of Africa. The live adaption of the iconic 1994 Disney film has been brilliantly reimagined on stage by acclaimed director Julie Taymor. The musical is a spectacular theatrical experience, exploding with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music, and will redefine your expectations of theatre.
WHAT IS THE LION KING ABOUT?
At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba and his epic adventure and journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. The theatre adaptation depicts the coming of age story of Simba and his destiny to follow in his father Mufasa’s footsteps as the heir to Pride Rock. However, trouble ensues when Simba’s uncle Scar launches his own bid for the Kingdom, going to unimaginable and shocking lengths to claw his way to the throne. The London stage adaptation of the film celebrated its 20-year anniversary run of shows in October 2019. The musical continues to draw sell-out crowds due to its popularity as one of London’s best West End theatre shows. The top London musical is a must-see for Lion King fans and new viewers alike with its breath-taking and emotional story told in a dramatic and dazzling theatre production.
HOW LONG DOES THE LION KING RUN FOR?
The Lion King has a running time of approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with a 15 minute interval.
THE LION KING UK TOUR CAST
The Lion King UK touring company includes Stephenson Ardern-Sodje as Simba and Nokwanda Khuzwayo as Nala, who previously played in the Germany and Brazil production. Ireland’s Alan Mchale returns in a new role as Timon with Cardiff born newcomer Owain Rhys Davies taking the role of Ed. They join returning principals Matthew Forbes as Zazu, Jean-Luc Guizonne as Mufasa, Richard Hurst as Scar, Rebecca Omogbehin as Shenzi, Thandazile Soni as Rafiki, Carl Sanderson as Pumbaa and Simon Trinder as Banzai.
ARE THERE AGE LIMITS FOR THE SHOW? IS IT FAMILY FRIENDLY?
Whilst The Lion King is a family-friendly show, it is recommended for children aged six and over. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own in the theatre.
WHO WROTE THE LION KING MUSICAL?
The Lion King live on stage has music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice and a musical score Hans Zimmer and Lebo M.
WATCH THE LION KING UK TOUR TRAILER
THE LION KING UK TOUR SCHEDULE
The Lion King re-opens at London’s Lyceum Theatre on
29th July 2021
BOOK TICKETS FOR THE LION KING LONDON
2 June- 2 July 2022
8 July – 27 August 2022
CARDIFF – Wales Millennium Centre
8 September – 15 October 2022
SOUTHAMPTON – Mayflower Theatre
24 March – 28 May 2022
BRADFORD – Alhambra Theatre
From 27 October 2022
MANCHESTER – Palace Theatre
Further venues to be announced