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Lion King

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Lion King

KidRated’s Lion King Top Tips:

  • If you loved the puppets in War Horse, you’ll love the Lion King
  • Want to see more Disney at the West End? Aladdin opens later this year
  • The Lyceum’s in Covent Garden so there are so many great restaurants near by for a pre or post theatre meal


In the jungle the mighty lion may sleep tonight, but at the Lyceum Theatre in London’s West End, the whole Serengeti is buzzing and raring to go and it has been since the Lion King first opened there in 1999!


Adapted from the 1994 Disney movie, the musical is all about Simba the lion as he grows up and eventually becomes King. Along the way he is taught a few lessons by Zazu, a red billed hornbill, plays with young lioness Nala and meets everyone’s favourites characters, Timon and Pumba, the meercat and warthog.


If the mastery of the puppets and loveable characters isn’t enough to make you want to see it, then the brilliant songs, written by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice, will surely entice you. From Hakuna Matata to I Just Can’t Wait to be King, the soundtrack is a modern classic.


This production contains strobe lighting.


Want to know what a relaxed performance of the Lion King is like? Watch Issy’s K-Rating below:


Booking Advice:

  • Click Buy Tickets Now to get your tickets at the best price
  • Under 3’s will not be admitted
  • Booking until October 2016



Lyceum Theatre
21 Wellington St


Booking until October 2016

Phone number:

0844 871 3000


How to get there:

Nearest Tube: Covent Garden or Temple

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