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THE LION KING TOUR

The Lion King musicalDisney's The Lion King is to embark on a new UK and Ireland tour later this year, to coincide with 20 years of it being in the West End. The last tour ended in February 2015 with the new tour kicking off in Dublin at the end of this year.

The new Simba will be played by Stephenson Ardern-Sodje. Who made   his stage debut in the first West End cast of Hamilton and is currently part of the Globe Theatre 2021 tour.

THE LION KING touring company will also be welcoming Nokwanda Khuzwayo as Nala, who previously played the role in Germany and Brazil. Ireland’s Alan Mchale will be returning in a new role as Timon with Cardiff born newcomer Owain Rhys Davies taking the role of Ed. They will join returning principals Matthew Forbes as Zazu, Jean-Luc Guizonne as Mufasa, Richard Hurst as Scar, Rebecca Omogbehin as Shenzi, Thandazile Soni as Rafiki, Carl Sanderson as Pumbaa and Simon Trinder as Banzai.

They will be joined by  Lwando Bam, Mamido Bomboko Souchu, Khanyisani Beato, Jorell Coiffic-Kamall, Rushand Chambers, Tau-En Chien, Elisa Chou, Tevin Daniel, Tim Driesen, Oraine Frater, Adebunmi Gabriel, Brian Gilligan, Daniel Griffith, Alicia Hayward, Zalika Henry, Caleaf Henson, Olivia Jones, Melvin Le Blanc, Jochebel Maccarthy, Zanele Mazibuko, Fallon Mondlane, Zanele Ndlovu, Buhle Nkomo, Craig Pedro, Joaquin Pedro Valdes, Connor Pelé Williams, Tara Price, Kyle Richardson, Cristiane Santos De Jesus, Lukin Simmonds, Sherry Tay, Francesca Thompson, Maria Yim and Bukiwe Zinganto.

The Lion King premiered in London in October 1999 at the Lyceum Theatre and is now the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time.

The Lion King is brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes.  It tells the story of young Simba the lion cub’s adventures as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming king

Simba begins life as a prince: son of the powerful King Mufasa, but his happy childhood disappears when his evil uncle Scar murders his father and drives Simba out of the kingdom.While in exile he befriends Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat and lives a carefree life in the jungle.  But as he approaches adulthood he is visited by the spirit of his father who instructs him to go back and defeat the nefarious Scar to reclaim his throne.

Songs include the hit songs "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life". Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice, Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi. Directed by Julie Taymor and Choreographed by Garth Fagan.

Children under the age of 3 are not admitted and all children up to the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Recommended minimum age 5 years +

You can also book tickets for The Lion King in London at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End.

Below are the latest RESCHEDULED DATES

Dublin Bord Gais Energy
23 December- 4 February 2022
Bristol Hippodrome
17 February-19 March
Bradford Alhambra
24 March-28 May
Edinburgh Playhouse
2nd June - 2nd July
Cardiff Millennium Centre
7 July - 22 August
Southampton Mayflower
8-15 October
Manchester Palace
27 October-24 December