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The Lion King

Award-winning musical set in Africa that tells the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.


Genre: Musical

Julie Taymor

Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers (book)

Disney Theatrical Productions

Elton John Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Hans Zimmer, Jay Rifkin (additional music)

Tim Rice Mark Mancina, Lebo M, Hans Zimmer, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor (additional lyrics)

Running time: 2 hrs 30 mins

Age suitability:
6+ (children under the age of 3 not admitted)


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.

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Postal address:
21 Wellington Street
London WC2E 7RQ

Box office tel: 0844 871 3000

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Previews from:Friday 24 September 1999

Booking until:Sunday 25 March 2018

Closes:No date announced.

Performance days & times

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm Friday ‑ 7‑30pm Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Wednesday - 2-30pm Saturday - 2-30pm Sunday - 2-30pm



£37.70 to £125


Senior groups 10+

£33.50 per ticket for best available Stalls or Royal Circle seats for Wednesday matinee and evening performances only. Plus one group organiser goes free with every ten paid tickets.

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Access information

Disabled, Deaf and Visually Impaired Concessions

Book by phone on 0844 871 3006, in person at the Box Office, or by emailing the box office. Booking fees apply to telephone bookings. Subject to availability.

Autism‑Friendly Performance

Sunday 30 August at 1.30pm

Tickets for this special performance are £40, £36 and £26. To book tickets call 0207 420 8114.

Sign‑interpreted performance

Saturday 1 August 2015 at 2.30pm.

‘Stagetext’ captioned performance

Saturday 29 August at 14.30pm.


George Asprey - Scar

Shaun Escoffery - Mufasa

Brown Lindiwe Mkhize - Rafiki

Howard Gossington - Zazu

Richard Frame - Timon

Keith Bookman - Pumbaa

Jonathan Andrew Hume - Simba

Ava Brennan - Nala

Nadine Higgin - Shenzi

David Blake - Banzai

Mark Mcgee - Ed

Geoffrey Berrisford - Young Simba

India Brown - Young Nala

Indie Gjesdal - Young Nala

Kai Keenan-Felix - Young Simba

Taylor Keenan-Felix - Young Simba

Amma Ris - Young Nala

Kira Spencer Brown - Young Nala

Amir Wilson - Young Simba

Curtis Angus - Ensemble

Daniel Bailey - Ensemble

Hugo Batista - Swing

Gabriel Brasilio - Ensemble

Yolanda Burke - Ensemble

Jorge Ciprianno - Swing

Azola Dlamini - Ensemble

Noxolo Dlamini - Ensemble

Joanna Francis - Swing

Enyonam Gbesemete - Ensemble

Jamie Golding - Standby Timon, Zazu & Pumbaa

Makoto Iso - Ensemble

Mthokozisi Khanyile - Ensemble

Gemma Knight Jones - Ensemble / Sarabi

Tramaine Lamy - Swing

Stephanie Laughlin - Swing

Francesco Lins - Ensemble

Andy Mace - Standby Scar & Pumbaa

Phumlani Mazibuko - Ensemble

Mduduzi Mkhethi - Ensemble

Phumlani Mkhize - Ensemble

Sello Molefi - Swing

Candice Morris - Swing

Melissa Nettleford - Ensemble

Crystal Nicholls - Ensemble

Phindile Nyandeni - Swing

Darcel Osei - Ensemble

Kella Panay - Swing

Joseph Poulton - Ensemble

Zolani Shangase - Ensemble

Poseletso Sejosingoe - Ensemble

Kamilah Shawnte Turner - Ensemble

Craig Thomas - Ensemble

Jahrel Thomas - Ensemble

Nic Vani - Swing

Connor Williams - Ensemble

Luke Wilson - Ensemble


Director: Julie Taymor
Designer: Michael Curry, Julie Taymor (masks and puppets)
Set designer: Richard Hudson
Costume designer: Julie Taymor
Musical direction: Clement Ishmael (musical supervisor)
Choreography: Garth Fagan
Lighting: Donald Holder
Sound: Steve Canyon Kennedy

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