Cheap The Lion King Tickets at the Lyceum Theatre, London
The Lion King has been packing West End audiences in since its London debut at the Lyceum Theatre in 1999. From the opening bars of Tim Rice and Elton John’s Circle of Life, acclaimed director Julie Taymor’s lavish production casts a powerful spell.
Adapted from the classic 1994 animated film from Disney Studios, the Lion King on stage retains the charm and majesty of the movie but is in many other respects a very different creature altogether. The film’s writer Roger Allers collaborated with Irene Mecchi on a powerful script for the theatrical show, but it’s Julie Taymor’s unique and ravishing production concept that really makes The Lion King roar.
Beautiful sets and incredible puppets of wild creatures combine with dazzling costumes and effects to put you at the very heart of an enchanted vision of Africa. Elton John songs including Hakuna Matata and Can You Feel the Love Tonight are the crowning glory of a show that’s an artistic and emotional knockout.
Please note: Strobe lighting is used during the performance.
Lion cub Simba is the son of King Mufasa and heir to the throne of the African Pridelands. But when his wicked uncle Scar murders Mufasa, Simba is cast out and is forced to face danger and find his own way in the wild.
Lost in the jungle, Simba meets comical couple Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat, who quickly become his best friends. Together they live a carefree life at play in the jungle until one day, nearing adulthood, Simba is visited by the spirit of his father, King Mufasa. Mufasa orders Simba to overthrow the evil Scar, and the stage is set for his climactic return to the Pridelands and battle with Scarto reclaim his rightful throne as The Lion King.
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You hope all nights in the theatre will be like this!- The Daily Mail
It lights up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination- Evening Standard
Nothing compares to the thrill you get from getting up-close-and-personal to the sights and sounds of a West End show in full flow, and The Lion King is one of London’s best and most popular. On this page you’ll find images from The Lion King and get a taste of what’s in store from this rip-roaring production.
Based on the Academy Award-winning Disney film of the same name, The Lion King is set in the Serengeti Plains of Africa. It tells the tale of lion cub Simba, son of King Mufasa and heir to the throne of the African Pridelands. When his power hungry uncle Scar kills Mufasa, Simba is cast out and forced to fend for himself amid the dangers of the wild. As he grows up in the jungle, he forges lifelong friendships with the comic duo of Timon and Pumbaa before seizing his destiny and embarking on a quest to take his rightful place as the Lion King.
The images in this gallery are from the current West End production of The Lion King. They feature the characters of Simba, Nala and Raffiki pictured with some of the stunning sets, costumes and puppets that help bring the African Pridelands to life on the London stage.
The original production of the Lion King was conceived and directed by Julie Taymor. It features songs by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice, along with choral arrangements by Lebo M and a score created by Hans Zimmer. The musical originally debuted in Minnesota in July 1997 before transferring to Broadway in October of the same year. The show opened in London’s West End at the Lyceum Theatre in October 1999.
The Lion King won 3 Olivier Awards in its first year in London, including Best New Musical.
We hope these pictures give you a flavour for the show and have whetted your appetite for The Lion King. Have a fantastic time when you see it at the Lyceum Theatre.
Take advantage of our great ticket deals for The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre and you'll enjoy the best that London theatre has to offer. Before you take your seat, watch our video and give yourself a flavour of what’s in store, with sights and sounds from The Lion King.
Lyceum Theatre Seat Plan
Choose your seats from the plan of the Lyceum Theatre above. If you're making your first visit to a theatre or you're simply unsure about where you'd most like to be seated, here's a quick guide to help you choose:
The Stalls are level with and closest to the stage. The Dress Circle (or simply the Circle) is the level of seating above the Stalls. The Upper Circle or Grand Circle is above the Dress Circle. The Balcony, above the Upper Circle, is the highest level of seating.
The Lyceum Theatre is a 2082 seat venue situated on Wellington Street in the West End of London, close to Covent Garden tube station. There has been a theatre on this site since 1794 but the building that stands there today was built in 1834 and designed by Samuel Beazley.
In its early days the Lyceum experimented with English operas, before hitting its stride with dramatizations of the stories of Charles Dickens.
The theatre was famously associated with actor-manager Henry Irving, who ran it with legendary actress Ellen Terry until 1902. Irving’s performances of Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and Faust attracted thousands of theatre-goers.
After Irving the theatre was positioned as a variety house, intended to compete with the Palace Theatre and the London Coliseum. But this strategy was unsuccessful and the Lyceum soon reverted to putting on drama.
As well as its steady stream of plays, the theatre has also hosted manypantomimes and in more recent times, as the Lyceum Ballroom, it hosted many big-name rock acts including Led Zeppelin, Queen and U2.
In 1968 the future of the theatre was threatened by the Greater London Council who planned to redevelop the Covent Garden area. Happily it was granted protection in 1973 and given Grade II listed building status.
Today, the Lyceum Theatre enjoys consistent success and has established a particular reputation as a great venue for musicals.
The layout, size and atmosphere of the Lyceum Theatre make it the perfect place to see both musicals and straight drama. Recent successes include Jesus Christ Superstar, Oklahoma! and The Lion King.
Whatever you decide to see at the Lyceum Theatre, we wish you an entertaining and rewarding visit
Venue Address: 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQView Map
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