Opened: 19th October 1999
Booking period: 1st June 2019
Show Times: Monday-Saturday 19:30, Wednesday & Saturday 14:30
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Venue: Lyceum Theatre
The Lion King is a musical by Hans Zimmer, Tim Rice, Elton John and Lebo M. and is based on the 1994 Disney film by the same name. The show made its debut in 1997 in Minneapolis and then on Broadway later that year. It remains Broadway’s third longest running show (the second being Chicago and first being the Phantom of the Opera). The musical opened in the West End’s Lyceum Theatre in 1999.
The story follows that of Simba who begins as a young lion cub who is prince of the Pride Lands with a jealous uncle, Scar, who is willing to do anything to be King. After suffering the lose of his father, Simba flees into jungle where he grows up before returning to the Pride Lands to overthrow his uncle and reclaim his kingdom.
Leading and Supporting
Nick Afoa as Simba
George Asprey as Scar
Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa
Janique Charles as Nala
Gugwana Dlamini as Rafiki
Gary Jordan as Zazu
Ben Heathcote as Timon
Keith Bookman as Pumbaa
Melone M’Kenzy as Shenzi
David Blake as Banzai
Barnaby Thompson as Ed
Young Simba will be played by Zion Gardner, Kai Plummer-Walrond, Samuel O’Loughlin, and Hugo Max Woohouse
Young Nala will be played by Tia Murrell, Nia-May Taylor, Avive Savannah Williams and Monae Wilson
Lila Anderson, Thanduxolo Booi, Gabriel Brasilio, Yolanda Burke, Kanika Carr, Owen Chaponda, Deborah Dada, Azola Dlamini, Sandile Gontsana, Makoto Iso, Lamoi Leon, Stephanie Tsz Maan Lo, Sadia McEwen, Phumlani Mkhize, Keitumetse Molea, Daniel Monteiro, Ayden Morgan, Rutendo Mushonga, Crystal Nicholls, Kayode Salina, Luciano Santos Souza, Poseletso Sejosingoe, and Shannon Taiwo
Etian A Alemeida, Samuel Edwards, Deborah Godchaser, Tramaine Lamy, Francisco Lins, Nathan Louis-Fernand, Nonhlanhla Makhathini, Mduduzi Mkhethi, Nosipho Nkonqa, Darcel Osei, Kelly Panay, Dominique Planter, and Nic Vani
Standbys: Jamie Golding (Timon, Zazu and Pumbaa) and Mark McGee (Scar and Pumbaa)
The Lion King is currently showing at the Lyceum Theatre and is booking until 1st June 2019. The Lyceum Theatre was originally opened as an exhibition venue in 1765 but was quickly leased for entertainment purposes. It was home to circus acts, Madame Tussauds exhibitions, operas, melodramas, plays and musicals.
The Lyceum Theatre is owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and therefore the best place to buy tickets is through their website. For more information about your visit to the Lyceum Theatre, read our guide.