Disney's The Lion King

Disney's The Lion King

The award-winning musical from Disney has become one of the most successful shows of Broadway and the West End. Based on the 1994 animation, it reimagines the story of Simba with groundbreaking creatives and Tony Award-winning direction.

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See Disney's The Lion King at the Edinburgh Playhouse

The award-winning musical from Disney has become one of the most successful shows of Broadway and the West End. Based on the 1994 animation, it reimagines the story of Simba with groundbreaking creatives and Tony Award-winning direction. The Lion King musical has now sold billions of dollars worth of tickets across the world, and continues to be a staple of the West End programme. The stage adaptation of The Lion King made waves when it first opened at the Orpheum Theatre in Minnesota in 1997. It powerfully brought the characters and the Serengeti Plains to life, breaking barriers in the world of theatre. The Lion King musical travelled to Broadway and later the West End – and has now been seen by over 95 million happy theatre-goers! Acclaimed director Julie Taymor has been praised for directing and designing the show. Her unique vision transformed the beloved children’s classic into an astonishing theatrical experience. Expect to see imaginative puppetry, inspired mask designs and spectacular special effects . Taymor won a handful of awards for her tireless dedication to The Lion King. Her accolades include a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Costume Design and Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical. The show itself has won over 20 awards, spread across its creative team and cast. Today, her legacy lingers on as The Lion King continues to sell out venues across the globe. The musical revisits the evocative and emotive spirit of Africa. Beyond the innovative costumes and sets, the soundtrack to the musical is equally as moving as the film. It features all the favourites like ‘Circle of Life’, ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’, and ‘Hakuna Matata’, as well as a great original score. Tickets for Disney’s The Lion King are on sale now. You can see all ticket sellers in one place and choose seats with our intuitive seat maps for the cheapest prices available.

The Cast

George Asprey

George Asprey

Scar

Shaun Escoffery

Shaun Escoffery

Mufasa

Brown Lindiwe Mkhize

Brown Lindiwe Mkhize

Rafiki

Gary Jordan

Gary Jordan

Zazu

Richard Frame

Richard Frame

TImon

Keith Bookman

Keith Bookman

Pumbaa

Nick Afoa

Nick Afoa

Simba

Janique Charles

Janique Charles

Nala

Dominique Planter

Dominique Planter

Shenzi

David Blake

David Blake

Banzai

Mark Mcgee

Mark Mcgee

ED

Athea Andi

Athea Andi

Young Nala

Lahaina Asumang

Lahaina Asumang

Young Nala

Taniyah Fearon Telfer

Taniyah Fearon Telfer

Young Nala

Theo Grant

Theo Grant

Young Simba

Samuelle John Brown

Samuelle John Brown

Young Simba

Hugo Max Woodhouse

Hugo Max Woodhouse

Young Simba

Kenyah Sandy

Kenyah Sandy

Young Simba

Nia May Taylor

Nia May Taylor

Young Nala

MC

Michael Curry

Mask and Puppet Co-Designer


About

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.


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Performance Information

Performance dates: Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 2.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Child policy: Children under 3 years of age are not permitted into the Lyceum Theatre. Recommended age 6+

Strobe lighting is used several times during the performance. Disabled patrons should contact the Lyceum Theatre directly.

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