See Disney's The Lion King at the Edinburgh Playhouse
Fans can enjoy mind-blowing live performances of The Lion King at the Edinburgh Playhouse during December 5th 2019 and April 18th 2020. Book Disney's The Lion King in Edinburgh tickets before they're sold out.
As the Lion King celebrates 20 years since it launched in 1999 at the Lyceum Theatre in London, you can purchase The Lion King in Edinburgh tickets now. It's West End's most successful production and is the sixth longest-running West End live musical ever. Since it premiered in London, over 15 million fans have enjoyed this spectacular stage production. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the company has decided to perform on TV and at live events throughout the UK. So, purchase Disney's The Lion King in Edinburgh tickets to book seats for you and your family.
The Cast and Team
The show comprises a cast of more than 50 actors, dancers, and singers who bring to life the magical Lion King story. Using puppets, masks and dazzling costumes, they tell the story of Simba's adventures. He's a young lion learning to accept the responsibilities of being an adult and a king.
Professional designers and artists recreate the rich colours and cultural influences of the African savanna using daring decoration and colours. The show's director, Julie Taymor has imprinted a signature discipline across the epic theatre production through ritualized puppetry, movement, and a play of masks. The Lion King is director Julie Taymor's first musical show. Taymor made history as being the first woman director to win a Tony Award for her astonishing work as a director of the musical.
The set designs are by Richard Hudson and Donald Holder planned the lighting. Both Julie Taymor and Michael Curry made hundreds of puppets and masks. But Taymor also led costume design. Garth Fagan coordinated the team's choreography. You'll enjoy musical rhythms composed by South African composer Lebo M and extra sounds brought by Mark Mancina and Elton John. Get your tickets for Disney's Lion King in Edinburgh now before they're sold out.
Tour Dates, Time, and Location
Fans of the Lion King can enjoy the live show at the Edinburgh Playhouse. It's running from Thursday December 5th 2019 until Sunday April 19th 2020. You'll enjoy performances from Tuesdays to Saturdys at 19:30. You can also book matinée tickets on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 14:30. Pick up your tickets for Disney's The Lion King in Edinburgh here at TickX for a mind-blowing epic adventure into the African savanna.
Brown Lindiwe Mkhize
Taniyah Fearon Telfer
Samuelle John Brown
Hugo Max Woodhouse
Nia May Taylor
Mask and Puppet Co-Designer
In 1929 the Edinburgh Playhouse first opened as a super-cinema, modelled after the Roxy from New York. Since then, the theatre has expanded to welcome all mediums of entertainment, regularly hosting a wide variety of artists and shows. With respect to capacity, the Playhouse is considered the largest working theatre in the UK.
The venue is managed by the Ambassadors Theatre Group, known for producing the best West End shows across the UK. While the Playhouse it primarily known for receiving major touring musicals, such as Wicked, Matilda, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins and Motown the Musical, the theatre is also frequented by comedians and musicians. The likes of Greg Davies and Billy Connolly have entertained their loyal followings at the Playhouse, where Connolly describes the venue as having the ‘best stage in Scotland’, and legendary bands and artists such as Bob Dylan, Metallica and The Who have all rocked out the ornate theatre.
In its long standing history in the community, the Edinburgh Playhouse has become an emblem of culture. The Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival both use its grand stage and large seating capacity during the summer. The theatre also reaches out to the local youth, delivering various workshops and projects to encourage adolescents and young adults to get involved, and perhaps even star on stage at a leading production.