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The Lion King: Where Percussion and Pictures Paint an Iconic Scene
From Hollywood to the West End, The Lion King has been an enduring success since 1994. Taking the famous story of Simba and his turbulent ascension to king, the stage show is a one-way ticket to the Pride Lands. With mesmeric scenery drawing you in, you'll almost feel part of the action as you journey through Simba's world. To bring The Lion King to life, the show's original director, Julie Taymor, combined live performers and innovative props. Creating a visual feast that's since redefined how musicals could and should look, The Lion King really is an all-singing, all-dancing affair.
Why is the Lion King a Roaring Success
Since it debuted in 1997 at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Lion King has become the highest-grossing musical in history. As well as breaking Broadway running records, the show has taken the West End by storm. Today, with more than £8 billion grossed internationally, The Lion King is an undeniable success. In fact, even for those that aren't inspired by the story of Simba, the show remains a musical hit. Why? For many return viewers, the staging and styling are simply unrivalled. According to The Guardian's Michael Billington, the show remains "kaleidoscopically brilliant" to this day. With the heart of the Serengeti beating in time with musical magic from Elton John, Lebo M and Tim Rice, audiences can't help but feel part of the action. Indeed, as birds swoop down the aisles and giraffes glide across the stage, everyone is immersed in this Disney fantasy.
Find Out Why the Lion King Continues to Reign Supreme
With the hype surrounding Disney Pictures' 2019 reimaging of The Lion King, interest in the stage show is bigger than ever. Fortunately, securing the perfect seats for this aesthetic masterpiece is easy. With a few clicks, you can get the best seats in the house right here and immerse yourself in one of the most stunning West End musicals available today.
What the Lion King Critics Say
Even after 20 years enthralling audiences worldwide, The Lion King continues to impress those that are notoriously difficult to impress: "A radical piece of theatre, a world that is fiercely non-literal, often to moving and wondrous." David Gritten - The Telegraph. "The Lion King's absolute theatricality is astonishing." TimeOut Magazine. "The show was, and is, a shrewd synthesis of global Avant-Garde techniques. It provides a feast for the eyes." Michael Billington - The Guardian.
All ticket prices include a £1.25 restoration levy.
See It Safely: The Apollo Theatre operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines. Please note that your tickets can be exchanged up to 24 hours before the event. More information on 'See It Safely' here
Booking Period: Until 12 February 2023
Performance Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30pm.
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes which includes one interval.
Age Restriction: Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to enter the Lyceum Theatre. The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Venue: Lyceum Theatre 21 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7RQ
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