The Lion King

Julie Taymor's spectacular adaptation of Disney's award-winning film uses masks and puppetry to create pure theatrical magic.


Genre: Musical
Venue: Lyceum Theatre
Started: Friday 24 September 1999
Booking until: Sunday 5 July 2020
Running time:2 hrs 30 mins
Age suitability: 6+ (children under the age of 3 not admitted)

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Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical will redefine your expectations of theatre.

Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney's beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.

At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

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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 5 July 2020

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



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George Asprey - Scar

Shaun Escoffery - Mufasa

Gugwana Dlamini - Rafiki

Gary Jordan - Zazu

Ben Heathcote - Timon

Keith Bookman - Pumbaa

Nick Afoa - Simba

Janique Charles - Nala

Meloné M'kenzy - Shenzi

David Blake - Banzai

Barnaby Thompson - Ed

Zion Gardner - Young Simba

Tia Murrell - Young Nala

Kai Plummer-Walrond - Young Simba

Samuel O'Loughlin - Young Simba

Hugo Max Woodhouse - Young Simba

Nia-May Taylor - Young Nala

Avive Savannah Williams - Young Nala

Monaé Wilson - Young Nala

Etian A Almeida - Swing

Lila Anderson - Ensemble

Thanduxolo Booi - Ensemble

Gabriel Brasilio - Ensemble

Yolanda Burke - Ensemble

Kanika Carr - Ensemble

Owen Chaponda - Ensemble

Deborah Dada - Ensemble

Azola Dlamini - Ensemble

Samuel Edwards - Swing

Kevin Fullinck - Swing

Debôrah Godchaser - Swing

Jamie Golding - Standby Timon, Zazu & Pumbaa

Sandile Gontsana - Ensemble

Makoto Iso - Ensemble

Wilson Kiiru - Ensemble

Tramaine Lamy - Swing

Lamoi Leon - Ensemble

Francisco Lins - Swing

Stephanie Tsz Maan Lo - Ensemble

Nathan Louis-Fernand - Swing

Nonhlanhla Makhathini - Swing

Sadia McEwen - Sarabi / Ensemble

Mark McGee - Standby Scar, Timon & Zazu

Phumlani Mkhize - Ensemble

Keitumetse Molea - Ensemble

Daniel Monteiro - Ensemble

Ayden Morgan - Ensemble

Rutendo Mushonga - Ensemble

Crystal Nicholls - Ensemble

Nosipho Nkonqa - Swing

Darcel Osei - Swing

Dominique Planter - Swing

Luciano Santos Souza - Ensemble

Poseletso Sejosingoe-Mandela - Ensemble

Shannon Taiwo - Ensemble

Matthieu Vinetot - Ensemble


Author: Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers (book)
Composer: Elton John Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Hans Zimmer, Jay Rifkin (additional music)
Lyricist: Tim Rice Mark Mancina, Lebo M, Hans Zimmer, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor (additional lyrics)
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
Production: Disney Theatrical Productions

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