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When did The Lion King open in the West End?
The West End production of Disney's The Lion King officially opened on 19th October 1999 at the Lyceum Theatre, where the show remains to this day.
How long is The Lion King the Musical in London?
The Lion King the Musical has a running time of 2 hours & 30 minutes, including a 20-minute interval.
Which London theatre is The Lion King playing at?
Disney's The Lion King is currently playing at the Lyceum Theatre in London's West End. The Lion King has been playing at the Lyceum Theatre since the show opened in London in 1999.
What is The Lion King the Musical about?
Based on the Academy Award-winning 1994 animated feature film of the same name, Disney's The Lion King follows young lion cub Simba, who is next in line to be king of the pride lands. But when his father tragically dies, Simba runs into exile, beginning the adventure of a lifetime.
Featuring classic songs such as 'Circle of Life', 'I Just Can’t Wait to Be King', 'Hakuna Matata' and 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight', The Lion King the Musical tells this beloved story with unique puppetry and visual effects.
What age group is Disney's The Lion King in London suitable for?
The recommended viewing age for The Lion King the Musical is 6 and above - children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre.
What do you wear to The Lion King the Musical in the West End?
There is no dress code for Disney's The Lion King or any other West End show - wear anything you feel comfortable wearing to the theatre! Jeans and trainers are perfectly acceptable, though many theatregoers opt for a smart casual dress code, particularly for evening performances. Want to know more about London theatre etiquette? Check out our blog that answers 10 FAQs about going to a London theatre show!
What do audiences think of Disney's The Lion King in the West End?
Theatre critics and audiences generally have positive things to say about Disney's The Lion King. In a 2014 review, The Telegraph's David Gritten stated that even “15 years on, it still works brilliantly...It’s easy to overlook what a radical piece of theatre ‘The Lion King’ is, and always was", with the Guardian's Michael Billington stating that "The plot is thin, the musical numbers bland – but Julie Taymor's production remains kaleidoscopically brilliant".
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