The Lion King musical is a Tony and Olivier Award-winning West End and Broadway musical based on the Disney animated film (1994). Directed by Julie Taymor, The Lion King includes actors and actresses in animal costumes, as well as with the use of puppetry.
Once the Lion Prince Simba is born, his evil uncle Scar is relegated to second in line to the throne. Scar plots to kill both Simba and his father, King Mufasa, before proclaiming himself King. Simba however, survives the plot. He is, however, led to believe that his father died because of him and so he decides to flee the kingdom.
The musical incorporates several changes and additions to the storyline compared to the film.
Songs from The Lion King musical include:
Circle of Life – The Morning Report
The Lioness Hunt – I Just Can’t Wait to Be King
Chow Down – They Live in You
Be Prepared – Hakuna Matata E
One by One – The Madness of King
Shadowland – Endless Night
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
He Lives in You (Reprise)
King of Pride Rock – Circle of Life (Reprise)
Please note: At times during the musical strobe lighting is used
Review: “The stage musical is by no means a carbon copy of Disney’s original animated film. The story follows the same vein and there are nods to it with the physical similarities of the characters and songs/dialogue lifted from the film featuring in there, but it is very much its own unique version with the addition of new scenes and music and the influence of the African culture which is evident in every aspect of the show, such as the African-styled chanting of the chorus, the colourful tribal robes and breath-taking choreography. The use of actors in costume to portray the animals also encourages the imagination of the audience and is incredibly cleverly done. The award-winning West End production of The Lion King has proven itself a rip-roaring success and this is one musical which can stand tall as the pride of the West End.”
Book The Lion King Musical London Tickets
21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 2.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Age Restrictions: The Lion King is recommended for children aged 7 and over.
Under-3s will not be admitted.
Show Opened: 12th October 1999
Important Info: PLEASE NOTE: strobe lighting is used several times during the performance. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Children over 3 will be admitted, but they must be able to sit in their own seat quietly throughout the performance.