From the day we arrived on the planet, we wanted to see this
Simba just can't wait to be king. As a lion cub he has the run of Pride Rock, hanging out with his friend Nala under the watchful birds-eye view of Zazu. But when his father dies (oops, spoiler alert), Simba must undertake a unique coming-of-age with the help of warthog Pumbaa and meerkat Timon. This stage version goes beyond the Disney classic, bringing the story to life with puppetry, brilliant stagecraft, and well-loved songs both old and new. Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney’s beloved 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 and moving story of Simba, being played by ex-All Black rugby star Nicholas Afoa. Watch the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. The next ‘Stagetext’ captioned performances of The Lion King will take place on Sunday 28 August 2016 at 2.30pm. The Lyceum Theatre in London is a long and complex tale of success, downfall and rebirth. For the past 16 years it has been the home to one of the most iconic musicals in the capital, in The Lion King. With over 760,000 people walking through its doors on annual basis, it is safe to stay that the Lyceum is more of an institution rather than a theatre. "There is simply nothing else like it." – The New York Times "It lights up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination." – Evening Standard Please note: this run of The Lion King ends on 30 January. For performance dates from 31 January, please search for The Lion King on YPlan and select the other event. The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own in the auditorium. Runtime: 2 hours 30 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. All ticket prices for The Lion King are inclusive of any booking fees: YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. When booking tickets, you can pick your seat from the seatmap once you've selected a date. For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Your patience and understanding is appreciated while these take place. Valid ID may be required. West End theatre ticket sales are final and bookings cannot be amended, exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. NOTE: you must print out your booking confirmation email and bring with you on the day to gain entry to the show. The venue does not accept digital tickets.
"A wonderful, wonderful musical. It will touch a deep chord in anybody."