Theatre closures

Indoor performances at theatres are postponed to at least 15 August 2020.

Outdoor performances (where possible) are still permitted.

The show below will not currently be playing, but it may return if indoor performances resume after 15 August 2020 and booking for performances beyond that date should be open.

Dates below may reflect any changes we have received since theatres closed.

The Lion King

Booking to 3 Oct 2021

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, 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 October 2021

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

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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