Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ GB

The Lion King

The Lion King Tickets

4.8/5 - based on 5149 reviews
  • Booking until: Sunday, 2 October 2022
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About The Lion King

Age restrictions

Please note: Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to enter the Lyceum Theatre. The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Important Information

We recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.

Proof of vaccine and/or test
You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.

Health check
When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.

Please note: Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to enter the Lyceum Theatre. The Lion King is recommended for ages 6 and up. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Strobe lighting is used several times during the performance. There is a wall present between Stalls seats Z17-23 and ZA15-23.

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Sunday, 2 October 2022
Mon - -
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 14:30 -

The Lion King description

The Lion King, a roaring stage success!

Transport yourself and your children to the magical world of the African bush, where life-size animals roam the stage and a magical tale of triumph against evil unfolds. With six coveted Tony Awards, a Grammy award for the show album and two prestigious Olivier awards under its belt, this is a real show stopper of a musical for the whole family.

The Lion King – The story

Join little Simba, the next king of the Pride, in his fight to take his rightful place on the throne. Simba the lion cub is looking forward to becoming the king of the Pride. But his wicked Uncle Scar scuppers his plans and when tragedy strikes, Simba runs away, leaving Uncle Scar and the nasty hyenas in charge. Under their mis-management, the Pride Lands soon become barren and everyone who lives there is in big trouble. Can Simba and his good friends Timon and Pumbaa solve the problem, and can he restore the essential Circle of Life?

The best of Disney magic transferred to the West End stage

The Lion King the movie was absolutely fantastic. But good as it is, it doesn’t prepare you for the sheer magic of this superb stage production. The Lion King features a host of amazing creatures in fantastic costumes, superb choreography and an intimate stage experience you never get with 2d film.

Elton John’s runaway best-selling musical score, together with Tim Rice’s unforgettable lyrics, makes this show really special. Elton’s song Circle of Life sets the stage, giving a powerful introduction to this delightful tale about coming of age that’s just as relevant to humans as it is to the creatures the show portrays.

A roaring success of a musical, attracting full-house audiences since opening in 1997, it’s a tour de force in professional puppetry, delivering a genuine spectacle that’s very hard to forget. Eighteen foot high giraffes canter along the aisles, amazingly real-looking gazelles trot by, and a herd of wildebeest stampede just a few feet away. Never mind the children… adults who see The Lion King are equally astonished by the sheer skill and realism of the musical’s animal puppet stars.

Apparently it took an enormous seventeen thousand hours to make the puppets and masks. A hundred and fourteen people are involved in creating each showing. And more than fifty million of us, from all over the world, have enjoyed The Lion King on stage so far.

The Lion King songs

Expect to sing along to twenty fabulous show tunes including, in act one, Nants' Ingonyama/Circle of Life, the Grasslands Chant, The Morning Report, The Lioness Hunt, I Just Can't Wait to Be King and six more absolute classics. Act two kicks off with One by One before telling the spellbinding tale of Simba through The Madness of King Scar, Shadowland, Endless Nights, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, the all-time favourite tune Can You Feel the Love Tonight and more, finishing off with a rousing performance of King of Pride Rock/Circle of Life.

The Lion King theatre tickets

We provide great seat and ticket availability with a wide choice of seat options, premium and full price tickets as well as discount The Lion King tickets, covering the full range of prices to suit every budget. Bear in mind the show contains strobe lighting.

Next Performances for The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

Tuesday 2nd Nov 2021 7:30pm
Wednesday 3rd Nov 2021 7:30pm
Thursday 4th Nov 2021 7:30pm
Friday 5th Nov 2021 7:30pm
Saturday 6th Nov 2021 2:30pm
Saturday 6th Nov 2021 7:30pm

The Lion King reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 5149 reviews

What to expect:


Recommended for:

Anyone (87%)
Families (98%)
Teenagers (90%)
Couples (90%)
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Latest customer reviews
An excellent afternoon out

We paid a lot of money for 3 seats in the stalls central and not far from front, I have to say it was worth every penny we paid.

Reviewed on 25 October 2021 by , Mablethorpe, United Kingdom

Not to be missed amazing show

I have seen this show when it was first released and took my granddaughters today as it is such a great show for all ages. We all loved every minute of it. Thank you to all involved. In grand circle but could see every bit of the stage and saw animals as they paraded onto stage.

Reviewed on 24 October 2021 by , Surrey, United Kingdom

Absolutely amazing!

My husband, two teenagers and I absolutely loved the show. It’s nearly 3 hours long, but you don’t realise the time. Costumes were amazing, you don’t know where to look because there’s so much to see!

Reviewed on 22 October 2021 by , Burton-on-trent, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 20 October 2021 by , Leicester, United Kingdom


Brilliant show, well worth the money. Really enjoyed it

Reviewed on 17 October 2021 by , Lincoln, United Kingdom


Absolutely brilliant

Reviewed on 17 October 2021 by , Melksham, United Kingdom

Kelly Ann
Best show I have seen ever

Loved this show would watch it again would recommend to anyone

Reviewed on 14 October 2021 by , Runcorn, United Kingdom

Worth the visit

Good seats, row C Royal Circle. 2nd half seemed abut long, maybe the story was drawn out roomy h

Reviewed on 14 October 2021 by , Swindon, United Kingdom

Brilliant must see show

I took my 11 year old and 6 year old grandchildren and they loved it. The opening scene was amazing and hooked them them in all the way to the end. We used a booster seat for the youngest which really helped her to see everything. Our seats were good, we had a good view of everything. Would recommend this show to families and even grown ups without children. We loved it.

Reviewed on 11 October 2021 by , Doncaster, United Kingdom

Fantastic me and my grandchildren loved it !

Everything looked so real and very clever done! I would like to take the rest of my grandchildren to see it but it's a bit on the expensive side.

Reviewed on 10 October 2021 by , Bushey Heath, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 03 October 2021 by , Lisboa, Portugal


Reviewed on 03 October 2021 by , Chelmsford, United Kingdom


i have no words but WOW fantastic goosebumps!!!

Reviewed on 30 September 2021 by , Wickford, United Kingdom

Excellent show

Reviewed on 29 September 2021 by , Sheringham, United Kingdom

Amazing Production

The show was excellent. My only slight criticism was that certain pieces, (eg. the Hyenas) were very loud. My wife had to partly block her ears. I normally wear hearing aids, but I mistakenly left them at home, which actually was a blessing in disguise, but it in no way spoiled the show for either of us. It was fabulous.

Reviewed on 27 September 2021 by , Godalming, United Kingdom

Must See family show

Perfect for everyone from the age of 7 upwards - younger if they are able to sit still and not fidget

Reviewed on 26 September 2021 by , Hempstead, United Kingdom

Am amazing experience!

Reviewed on 20 September 2021 by , St. Neots, United Kingdom

Great night out

Wonderful music, great atmosphere

Reviewed on 17 September 2021 by , Norwich, United Kingdom

Absolutely Brilliant

I took my granddaughter who is 10 and she absolutely enjoyed it - she does not normally sit still for more than 10 mins but was still all through the show - the costumes were fantastic

Reviewed on 15 September 2021 by , London, United Kingdom

Must See!

Excellent from start to finish. Well organised team, great staff & bar. The production was exceptional. Lively, colourful, fun. You could feel the music.A must see for all the family.

Reviewed on 12 September 2021 by , London, United Kingdom

Very creative kids loved i

Reviewed on 12 September 2021 by , Grays, United Kingdom

Fantastic performance!

Colourful, energetic, fantastic acting and singing. Appeals to all ages. Great day out!

Reviewed on 11 September 2021 by , Flackwell Heath, United Kingdom


What an outstanding show!!! Absolutely incredible from start to finish - the costumes, the sets, the music and performances, every little bit of this show felt magical and transported you to the heart of the story. I was mesmerised the entire time and would highly recommend it to anyone!

Reviewed on 11 September 2021 by , Langdon Hills, United Kingdom

Magical evening

Reviewed on 10 September 2021 by , Southgate, United Kingdom


The show was breath-taking. The costume design was incredible. The dancers were phenomenal! The show itself is a masterpiece and a spectacular to behold. Some moments throught the show were so passionate they reminded me if home and moved me to tears, it was beautiful.

Reviewed on 08 September 2021 by , Liverpool, United Kingdom


All was amazing. We're with husband been very happy. Recommended for all it, supper.

Reviewed on 04 September 2021 by , Feltham, United Kingdom

Brilliantly put together, costumes excellent

Not been to Lyceum before just found the 75 steps to climb to Grand Circle a little hard for oap

Reviewed on 02 September 2021 by , Canvey Island, Essex, United Kingdom

Sze Wan
Excellent show!

Reviewed on 07 August 2021 by , Belfast, United Kingdom


This is the second time I have seen this show. My daughter took me the first time, and now I have taken my partner. The second time was as exciting as the first and still sent shivers up my spine and still made me cry!

Reviewed on 20 March 2020 by , St Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom

Superb! better than I expected.

Reviewed on 16 March 2020 by , Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 16 March 2020 by , Sunbury, Australia

A breathtaking spectacle

Reviewed on 15 March 2020 by , London, United Kingdom


Unfortunately we had to cancel our b flight due to corona virus. Was looking forward for it

Reviewed on 15 March 2020 by , Attard, Malta

Must see ! Not to be missed!

Not to be missed, loved every minute of it.

Reviewed on 14 March 2020 by , Porth, United Kingdom

Grandchildren loved it

I saw this show 20 years ago with my daughter who was10. We loved it so decided to take her children who are 10, 9 and 5. They all really enjoyed it. The 5 year old was on the edge of her seat for most of the performance and they all laughed through the show. Would definitely recommend it to everyone.

Reviewed on 12 March 2020 by , Norwich, United Kingdom

Must see

This show was fantastic, so cleverly done, costumes were amazing!

Reviewed on 12 March 2020 by , Langley, United Kingdom


I was in awe from start to finish. It was beautiful.

Reviewed on 11 March 2020 by , Exeter, United Kingdom


Very sorry to say that I could not be at the show due to canceled flights from Israel. Your response was cold as ice and no help or consideration was given. Money paid is not refunded or given as credit for use in a time in the future.

Reviewed on 10 March 2020 by , Nof Hagalil, Israel


Reviewed on 09 March 2020 by , London, United Kingdom


Great venue, amazing costumes, music and puppetry, absolute theatre.

Reviewed on 07 March 2020 by , Grays, United Kingdom

Beautifully setup

Seeing this show for 3 time and my wife for the 1st time and was amazing. The stage,light, costumesand actors we amazing and stead the emotions. I would recommend this to anyone.

Reviewed on 06 March 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

donna louise
fab best i seen in a long time

Reviewed on 06 March 2020 by , Can Pastilla, Spain

Amazing show!!!

Reviewed on 02 March 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

great recreation of one of my favourite story’s

The bar prices are ridiculously overpriced (I guess in all theatres are the same).I was a bit in shock when they gave me the bill. Audience is paying already premium prices for this kind of shows!

Reviewed on 01 March 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

A show that beautifully describes Africa

Reviewed on 29 February 2020 by , Veraz-chevry, France

juan manuel
Amazing show, want to see one more time!

Love it

Reviewed on 28 February 2020 by , Telde, Spain

Definitely a must see

Three generations of our family watched the show today and everyone loved it. Amazing puppets, the actors moving like the animals they represented.

Reviewed on 26 February 2020 by , Ely, United Kingdom

May Lene

Reviewed on 26 February 2020 by , Tranby, Norway

Must see

Reviewed on 26 February 2020 by , Highbridge, United Kingdom

Worth every penny from Malta

Amazing adaptation of an amazing story. I could never have believed the actors could convince me they were animals, but they did. I didn't want it to end. And the voices of the main singers were outstanding! Worth every penny, we came all the way from Malta just for the show! Will definitely recommend it!

Reviewed on 23 February 2020 by , Sliema, Malta

Absolutely fantastic!

Amazing show! The costumes were outstanding! Plenty of room to sit and put coats etc. My six year old son was glued to the whole thing and thought it was wonderful. Music great and storyline is just amazing with a few added extras for entertainment. Definitely would recommend for anyone. A classic professional show.

Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by , Hogsthorpe, United Kingdom

Hope L

Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by , Baldwin, United States Of America


Reviewed on 21 February 2020 by , Zaventem, Belgium

Great show

Reviewed on 21 February 2020 by , Reykjavík, Iceland


Fantastic show would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed on 20 February 2020 by , Ilford, United Kingdom

Wonderful experience!

Reviewed on 20 February 2020 by , Kings Langley, United Kingdom

Was lovely factastic show ever.

Reviewed on 19 February 2020 by , Gwangju, Korea (republic Of)

Fantastic evening.

Reviewed on 18 February 2020 by , Paris, France


loved it

Reviewed on 17 February 2020 by , Thatcham, United Kingdom

Definitely a must see

Reviewed on 17 February 2020 by , Cisisello Balsamo, Italy

Unique experience!

Reviewed on 16 February 2020 by , Quinzano D'oglio, Italy


My Daughter and I first Time in a theatre, it was beyond my imagination. We loved it so much. Thank you 😊 we loved Avery minute.

Reviewed on 16 February 2020 by , Londin, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 14 February 2020 by , Alpiarça, Portugal


Amazing casting at the moment, very clear diction with very creative expression from all the actors. Brilliantly adapted from the Disney animation to be brought to stage. The scenery and the costumes really make you feel part of the performance as an audience member! The physicality from all the performers to be able to portray the characters and animals that they are. Such amazing set design whom the set designers deserve so much credit for bringing the performance to life.

Reviewed on 13 February 2020 by , Uxbridge, United Kingdom

Absolute must see!

Reviewed on 12 February 2020 by , Teddington, United Kingdom


The director and all the people made the show did an amazing job. The representation of the animals on the stage was amazing. We were impressed.

Reviewed on 09 February 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

Fab stage family show

The costumes,lighting,music,story,could not fault a single thing about it,the tickets were a gift for my partners special birthday and he loved it,thanks

Reviewed on 09 February 2020 by , Sutton, United Kingdom

Fabulous West End Experience

Reviewed on 05 February 2020 by , Santiago, Chile


Reviewed on 04 February 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

It must be seen!

It is a really excellent show, with outstanding coreography, performances, escenographies,costumes,lighting and music. The actors and dancers did an increíble job. The hyenas, giraffes, rhino, elephant, the gazelle machine, Pumbaa and Timon were extraordinary. Simba and Nala, as children, were exceptional. The main characters' voices and interpretations were excelent. To sum up, it is show to be seen! Congratulations also to the orchestra and musicians!

Reviewed on 30 January 2020 by , Cap. Federal, Argentina


Out of this world

Reviewed on 30 January 2020 by , Seraing, Belgium

Outstanding show

Such a great show the costumes were unreal the actors were amazing and funny sooo enjoyable

Reviewed on 26 January 2020 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Perfect for my first Musical

Great for people who are seeing their first musical like me. It was definitely worth it and for sure not my last time in the theater.

Reviewed on 23 January 2020 by , Engerwitzdorf, Austria


Reviewed on 22 January 2020 by , Mosta, Malta

Great Lion

Reviewed on 21 January 2020 by , Torres Vedras, Portugal

Amazing, but should be accessible to all

Absolutely amazing show, I laughed, I cried and felt like a kid again! My only issue is the price of the tickets, I really wish everyone could come and see this amazing show, but sadly the price will stop people, which is a massive shame!

Reviewed on 20 January 2020 by , Cobham, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by , Waterford, Ireland

So enjoyable - thoroughly enjoyable

Fantastic music - great dancing - colourful costumes

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by , Maldon, United Kingdom

All round fabulous entertainment.

Phenomenal costumes and effects - the animals are amazing and the babboons singing is electrifying

Reviewed on 15 January 2020 by , Faringdon, United Kingdom

An Amazing Show For Everyone!

Send time i have seen the show. It is so fabulous. So many talented actors. I would recommend seeing it more than once - watch it from the stalls and watch it from the circle.

Reviewed on 15 January 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

Interesting, funny and creative

I’ve heard a lot of amazing reviews for this show and had high expectations when I went in, which I thought were going to be difficult to live up to. This show really did live up to expectations and surpassed it in ways I didn’t expect. The shows staging, costume and the way they portrayed the animals were truly fantastic. They also used the theatre area really well.

Reviewed on 15 January 2020 by , Sutton, United Kingdom

if you love musicals this is a must see

not my favourite musical, but definitely worth seeing. the costumes are amazing and they found clever solutions to re-enact certain bits of the movie. happy i have seen this!

Reviewed on 14 January 2020 by , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Maria Cristina
Creative, Fun

Reviewed on 14 January 2020 by , Grand-saconnex, Switzerland


It was brilliant will deffo watch again

Reviewed on 13 January 2020 by , Bradford, United Kingdom

Entertaining and emotional

Reviewed on 12 January 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

Best evening of entertainment, loved every second!

Reviewed on 11 January 2020 by , Derby, United Kingdom

Excellent show

If you are coming to London go and see the Lion King. This show is stunning from beginning to end

Reviewed on 10 January 2020 by , North Shields, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 10 January 2020 by , Randburg, South Africa

No music. For children only

Reviewed on 10 January 2020 by , Modiin, Israel


Front row grand circle, excellent view, reasonably priced seats. Lots of stairs to walk up to the seats.

Reviewed on 09 January 2020 by , Waltham Cross, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 08 January 2020 by , Riyadh365141, Saudi Arabia

Excellent show !

This is the 3rd time I watch the Lion King , still love it!

Reviewed on 08 January 2020 by , Bushey, United Kingdom

Amazing show

Reviewed on 07 January 2020 by , Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Great costumes and cheorography.

Book a seat from the middle forward since it is worth the extra cost.

Reviewed on 06 January 2020 by , Sannat (gozo), Malta


Took our children 11,13 and 15 to the show in London for their first west end show. Absolutely loved the the theatre location, show and the buzz afterwards. Lion king is a great way to spend the afternoon in London with Kids

Reviewed on 06 January 2020 by , Sydney, Australia


Reviewed on 06 January 2020 by , Roma, Italy

Completely amazing

Mesmerising and emotional . An experience not to be missed .

Reviewed on 05 January 2020 by , Chobham, United Kingdom

Disappointing vocal performance of the big Simba

The lead character of the show has great enthousiasm and great physical skills but singing its not his biggest talent unfortunately. This is not the case with the lady lion who he is getting involved with Simba however. She Is singing and dancing to the stars, the moon and back wow!

Reviewed on 05 January 2020 by , Amsterdam, Netherlands

A little under whelming

Reviewed on 04 January 2020 by , Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom


Un spectacle merveilleux, des tableaux poétiques et des costumes magnifiques! Les acteurs-chanteurs sont excellents et très drôles! Ce spectacle nous a transporté dans l'univers du Roi Lion pendant 2h et nous en sommes sortis avec des étoiles dans les yeux!

Reviewed on 04 January 2020 by , Sannois, France

12 May
London Box Office

Disney's Lion King – New Cast Members Announced

by London Box Office | Wednesday, May 12 2021, 13:26

The Lion King Musical - London Update for The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

The magical, unforgettable West End production of Disney’s The Lion King is due to welcome 14 new members to its cast of more than fifty 50 actors, singers and dancers. The news makes the show's post-covid re-opening this summer extra special, even though it's already a multi-award-winning landmark musical seen by over 16 million people at the Lyceum Theatre alone over the past two decades.

Disney's Lion King – New Cast Members Announced
29 Mar
Phil Willmott


by Phil Willmott | Monday, March 29 2021, 21:04

The Lion King Musical - London When a powerful multimillion dollar company like Disney announces theatre will be back it’s definitely time to take notice and buy some tickets.

The theatrical arm of everyone’s favourite film studio has transformed the modern West End and Broadway with a series of feel-good, spectacular live versions of its most popular films. They’re always a hot ticket when they come into town but their biggest success story is this gorgeous African fable.

23 Mar
London Box Office

Disney's The Lion King – 2021 West End Dates

by London Box Office | Tuesday, March 23 2021, 11:54

Lion King Lyceum Theatre The Lion King is no stranger to the Lyceum Theatre, where it played to more than 16 million people over its twenty year run at the venue. Now Disney's much-loved stage legend is back, at its old home, and tickets go on sale from 31st March. If you''re keen to treat the kids to something special, this is your golden opportunity to enjoy a show that'll delight you just as much as it thrills them. We're so glad to have it back!

Disney's The Lion King – 2021 West End Dates
21 Jan
Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Celebrating The Staying Power of The West End's Longest-Running Musicals

by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Tuesday, January 21 2020, 11:44

Phantom Of The Opera Question: What do Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia and The Lion King have in common?

Answer: Look down, look down.

Celebrating The Staying Power of The West End's Longest-Running Musicals
15 Jan
Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Plays Vs Musicals: The Impact Of Star Casting On Ticket Prices In The West End

by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Wednesday, January 15 2020, 07:39

lion-king-poster.jpg 2020 is already lit up by star-spangled stages, and the year has only just begun. Here, we forecast the impact celebrity casting will have on your wallet this year - comforting insights and top tips abound.

Plays Vs Musicals: The Impact Of Star Casting On Ticket Prices In The West End
15 Dec
Phil Willmott

Our Guide to Which West End Theatre Tickets Make the Best Presents for Your Loved Ones

by Phil Willmott | Sunday, December 15 2019, 16:21

Christmas Shows in London Theatre tickets can make great last minute Christmas presents and can be enjoyed throughout the year but how do you choose the perfect show for the loved ones in your life?

Here’s our run down of the week’s top selling productions in London, with a guide to who might enjoy them most.

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18 Sep
Phil Willmott

What Next for the Disney Musical?

by Phil Willmott | Tuesday, September 18 2018, 14:16

Disney Musicals Flying carpets will be swapped for flying nannies at the Prince Edward Theatre next year when the long-running blockbuster musical ALADDIN with be replaced by the return of the long-running blockbuster musical MARY POPPINS.

What Next for the Disney Musical?
02 May
Phil Willmott

The West End has a new Lion King

by Phil Willmott | Monday, May 2 2016, 15:03

Nicholas Afoa The real danger with long running West End shows is that they’ll get tired as the cast grow bored of performing it month after month. The Disney organisation is very good at ensuring things stay fresh by regularly adding new performers to the London production from around the world.

This month it has been announced that New Zealander Nicholas Afoa is to take over the role of Simba in THE LION KING at the Lyceum Theatre.

The West End has a new Lion King
07 Sep
Nastazja Domaradzka

Review of The Lion King

by Nastazja Domaradzka | Monday, September 7 2015, 08:50

The Lion King - Lyceum Theatre Julie Taymor’s musical staging of the classic Disney cartoon, now in its 16th year in the West End, gives audiences from all over the world the chance to reconnect with their inner child and to enjoy a truly magnificent and creative spectacle. The story, about a lion cub who must win back the trust of his tribe after being unjustly exiled, still inspires and resonates with audiences of all ages.

Review of The Lion King