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The Lion King

Booking to 3 Apr 2022

Lyceum Theatre

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

Show details


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.

Background information, advisory warnings

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

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Postal address:
21 Wellington Street
London WC2E 7RQ

Box office tel: 0844 871 3000

Box office email: -

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Previews from:Friday 24 September 1999

Booking until:Sunday 3 April 2022

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


Running time: 2 hrs 30 mins


From £41

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George Asprey - Scar

Shaun Escoffery - Mufasa

Gugwana Dlamini - Rafiki

Gary Jordan - Zazu

Jamie Mcgregor - Timon

Mark Roper - Pumbaa

Kayi Ushe - Simba

Janique Charles - Nala

Meloné M’kenzy - Shenzi

David Blake - Banzai

Phil Adèle - Ed

Etian A Almeida - Swing

Thanduxolo Booi - Ensemble

Gesztenye Botos - Ensemble

Gabriel Brasilio - Ensemble

Donna Clovis - Swing

Reece Darlington-Delaire - Swing

Azola Dlamini - Ensemble

Kuan Frye - Swing

Kevin Fullinck - Swing

Shak Gabbidon-Williams - Swing

Sandile Gontsana - Ensemble

Ryesha Higgs - Ensemble

Du-Wayne Hinds - Ensemble

Candice Holdford - Swing

Angela Marie Hurst - Ensemble

Garry Lake - Walking Cover

Duane Lamonte - Ensemble

Tramaine Lamy - Swing

Lamoi Leon - Swing

Jane Carla V. Leynes - Ensemble

Francisco Lins - Swing/dance Captain

Deja Linton - Ensemble

Stephanie Lo - Swing/dance Captain

Jonathan Lutwyche - Ensemble

Nonhlanhla Makhathini - Swing

Sadia Mcewen - Sarabi / Ensemble

Mkhize Phumlane Jones - Ensemble

Kearabetswe Mogotsi - Ensemble

Keitumetse Molea - Ensemble

Nosipho Nkonqa - Swing

Poseletso Sejosingoe-mandela - Ensemble

Mlungisi Shabalala - Swing

Kristof Skhosana - Ensemble

Luciano Santos Souza - Ensemble

Shannon Taiwo - Ensemble

Barnaby Thompson - Walking Cover

Taela Yeomans-Brown - 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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