Disney’s The Lion King UK Tour and The Lion King West End

Disney’s The Lion King announces a second UK and Ireland tour as The Lion King celebrates 20 years at the Lyceum Theatre in London’s West End. The Lion King UK Tour is onsale soon.

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The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has announced that The Lion King UK Tour will open in Bristol in September 2019 and move on to Edinburgh in December 2019 with further cities to be announced.

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The tour coincides with the West End production of The Lion King celebrating 20 years at the Lyceum Theatre. The show remains the sixth longest-running musical of all time.

The stunning simplicity of The Lion King is the work of a team of designers which drew on diverse cultural influences to recreate the rich colours and vast expanses of the African savanna in this daring and inspiring reinvention of one of the most successful animated films of all time.

Julie Taymor’s internationally-celebrated stage adaptation opened on Broadway in 1997 and 25 global productions have now been seen by more than 95 million people.

The show’s full creative team, which won five Tony Awards® for its work on The Lion King, reunited in 1999 to recreate the show in London. Julie Taymor and Michael Curry created hundreds of masks and puppets. Scenic design is by leading British designer Richard Hudson and lighting is by Donald Holder. Costume design is by Julie Taymor, and choreography by Garth Fagan. The book was adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed the animated feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the screenplay.

As well as writing completely new songs, South African composer Lebo M created an evocative blend of African rhythms and chorales, with additional material by Julie Taymor and Mark Mancina. Elton John and Tim Rice have added three new numbers to the five that they wrote for the award-winning score of the animated film.



7 September – 23 November 2019
Bristol Hippodrome

December 2019
Edinburgh Playhouse

More tour venues to be announced.


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