The Lion King

Lyceum Theatre

The Lion King

19 Oct 1999 - 30 Sep 2018

£42.00 - £125.00

Pro reviewers rating
7 reviews

4.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

5.0 out of 5.0

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Julie Taymor’s 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.

This award-winning reimagining of Disney’s animated film has been running at London’s Lyceum Theatre for more than 15 years, and versions have been seen by more than 75 million people around the world.


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“These jungle creatures, from prides of lions to jeering hyenas, capture a fresh dynamic theatricality.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“One of the most joyous and spectacular musicals in years!”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Still boasts the finest mise-en-scène in the West End, and music to make the spine tingle. ”

What's on Stage (Other reviewers)

“An all-singing, all-dancing feast for the senses... cynicism falls away in the face of the pulsating, richly imagined spectacle.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“A visual treat... the ensemble cast convey the animals' movement and personalities with athletic aplomb.”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“The most breathtaking opening to a musical I have seen.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“A shrewd synthesis of global avant garde techniques... it provided a feast for the eyes.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

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