The Lion King

Lion King the Musical

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.

Julie Taymor, one of the world's most innovative directors, brought a vast array of disciplines to The Lion King, including extensive experience staging epic theater and opera productions, exploring classic myths through ritualised puppetry, mask, and movement. The Lion King was the first musical she directed in the commercial theater, and Taymor made Broadway history by becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award® for 'Best Director of a Musical'.

This acclaimed production has been seen by over 65 million people around the world, and in addition to the two UK productions can currently be seen in New York, Tokyo, Hamburg, Madrid and on tours of the US and Japan. The Lion King will also open in Brazil and Australia this year.

"This is a wonderful, wonderful musical: thrilling, warm-hearted, inventive and original... The Lion King will touch a deep chord in everybody."

Sunday Times

"An undisputable triumph... superlative entertainment - puts most other mega-musicals in the shade."

Sunday Telegraph

"One of the most joyous and spectacular musicals in years!"

Daily Mail

"Astonishing triumph of theatrical imagination."

The Evening Standard

"There is simply nothing else like it."

New York Times

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