Now in its 24th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre, Disney’s The Lion King is a unique theatrical event seen by over 110 million people worldwide.
Why go and see it?
An iconic score and a timeless narrative; Disney’s The Lion King has it all. As put by the New York Times – “there is simply nothing else like it”.
As the sun rises on the plains of the Serengeti, watch in awe as giraffes, gazelles and birds bring the story of Simba to life in a spectacle unlike any other.
Directed by Julie Taymor, this captivating reimagining of the beloved Disney animated feature won 6 Tony awards when it premiered on Broadway in 1997. Since then, the production has played in theatres all over the world, and embarked on multiple UK, US and international tours.
Disney’s The Lion King is at the Lyceum Theatre currently booking to 11th February 2024.
The Lion King musical is recommended for children ages 6 and up. This is because the show is long (2 hours and 30 minutes, including intermission), and there are some scenes that may be scary for younger children, such as the stampede and the hyenas. However, ultimately, it is up to the parents or guardians to decide if their child is old enough to see the show.
Here are some things to consider when deciding if your child is old enough to see The Lion King musical:
- The length of the show. Can your child sit still for 2 hours and 30 minutes?
- The content of the show. Are there any scenes that you think might be too scary or upsetting for your child?
- The maturity level of your child. Is your child able to understand the themes and messages of the show?
- If you are still unsure if your child is old enough to see The Lion King musical, you can always contact the theatre to ask for their recommendation. They will be able to give you more information about the show and help you decide if it is right for your child.
Here are some other tips for taking young children to the theatre:
- Choose a matinee performance. This will help your child stay awake for the whole show.
- Bring a snack and water. This will help keep your child’s energy up.
- Bring a small toy or blanket. This can help your child stay calm if they get restless.
- Be prepared for your child to make noise. It is normal for children to talk, sing, and move around during a show.
- Most importantly, have fun! The Lion King is a great show for children of all ages.
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