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The Lion King musicalWith a cast of over 40 actors, singers and dancers, the story of Disney’s 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.

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi award-winning musical is a unique theatrical experience that you will remember forever.

Joining Kayi Ushe in the role of Simba will be George Asprey as Scar, David Blake as Banzai, Janique Charles as Nala, Gugwana DlaminiThenjiwe Thendiva Nofemele (from 13/9) as Rafiki, Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa, Gary Jordan as Zazu, Jamie McGregor as Timon, Melone M'Kenzy as Shenzi and Mark Roper as Pumbaa.

Phil Adèle will make his West End debut in the role of Ed and new ensemble cast members joining from seven countries around the world are Gesztenye Botos, Reece Darlington-Delaire, Shak Gabbidon-Williams, Ryesha Higgs, Candice Holdford, Angela Marie Hurst, Duane Lamonte, Jane Carla Leynes, Deja Linton, Jonathan Lutwyche, Kearabetswe Mogotsi and Taela Yeomans-Brown.

Remaining in the show are Barnaby Thompson, Shannon Taiwo, Luciano Santos Souza, Kristof Skhosana, Mlungisi Shabalala, Poseletso Sejosingoe-Mandela, Nosipho Nkonqa, Keitumetse Molea, Mkhize Phumlane Jones, Sadia McEwen, Nonhlanhla Makhathini, Stephanie Lo, Francisco Lins, Lamoi Leon, Tramaine Lamy, Garry Lake, Du-Wayne Hinds, Sandile Gontsana, Kevin Fullinck, Kuan Frye, Azola Dlamini, Donna Clovis, Gabriel Brasilio, Thanduxolo Booi and Etian A Almeida.

Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney's beloved animated film has been transformed into a spectacular stage production that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.   At its heart is the powerful story of Simba ­and his epic adventure to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

 Now ranked as one of the longest-running musicals in West End history and confirmed as one of London’s most popular attractions, the show is truly an unmissable London landmark.

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Songs include the hit songs "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life".

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 6 years +

Music by Elton John and Lebo M.; lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice; Book by Roger Allers & Irene Mecchi. Directed by Julie Taymor, Choreographed by Garth Fagan.

Reserve your tickets for The Lion King which will return to live performances from Thur 29 Jul 2021 - April 2022


Tubes : Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) /Charing Cross
Train: Charing Cross
buses to Her Majesty's Theatre
6, 11, 13, 15
nearest car park

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Infra-red loop system for the hard of hearing. Headsets are available for a returnable deposit of £20, please contact a member of staff upon arrival. Reception best in Royal Circle and Stalls. Induction loop at Box Office.
Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium by prior arrangement with Box Office
Entrance is through a signposted double EXIT door to left-hand side as you face the theatre. Slight slope down to the back of the stalls where there are 8 spaces for wheelchair users in row P. Wheelchair users must bring a non-disabled companion
Two adapted toilets by the entrance to the Stalls.