With over 24 years on stage under its belt, The Lion King is a household name in London’s West End. Since arriving at the Lyceum Theatre in 1999, this touching coming-of-age story about the little lion cub Simba is still one of the hottest attractions for people heading to the UK capital. Here are 6 reasons why you need to see The Lion King:
The Lion King Musical in London's West End
1. The Story
Based on the popular 1994 Disney animated feature film and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the story is perfect for audiences of all ages. It follows the adventurous and energetic lion cub, Simba, who is next in line to become the king of the Pride, a brilliant story about identity, family, and responsibility presented as an awe-inspiring spectacle.
2. The Lion King has captivating Puppetry and Choreography
The musical is brought to vibrant life by the striking presentation of the puppets and choreography. The tallest puppet towers to an astounding 18 feet! We won’t give you too many spoilers but they speak for themselves, winning Tony awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.
3. The Songs
Tim Rice and Elton John’s gorgeous songs are perfectly integrated into the show, including the Oscar-winning ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’. There’s also a surprise in store thanks to some new music, written by Lebo M especially for the stage production and helping to develop the story so much further.
4. The Lion King is a record-breaking production
The Lion King is still one of the West End’s best-selling stage productions, ranking as the sixth longest-running West End musical. It has also made theatrical history with six productions worldwide running for 15 or more years.
5. The Lion King is the perfect theatrical experience for the whole family
Combining the story, the puppetry, the songs, and its record-breaking achievements makes The Lion King the perfect theatrical experience for all ages to enjoy. You won’t be disappointed by this beloved presentation of Disney’s legendary musical in London’s West End.
6. It’s located in the heart of London’s West End
Performing at The Lyceum Theatre, The Lion King is located right in the heart of London’s glittering West End. You’ll find the theatre just off the Strand in central London, perfect if you want to grab a pre/post-theatre meal.
London Box Office has the largest ticket inventory in the West End, including tickets for The Lion King. We have a dynamic seating plan that allows our customers to select their seats in real time. Booking tickets online with us only takes a couple of minutes and is a simple process. To avoid disappointment, book early to see one of the most popular shows in London’s West End.