Disney Theatrical have announced that the ever-popular The Lion King will extend its booking period at the Lyceum Theatre until September 2012.
The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrangements by Lebo M. Directed by Julie Taymor, the musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. The show is produced by Disney Theatrical.
The musical debuted July 8, 1997, in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Orpheum Theatre, and was an instant success before premiering on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theater on October 15, 1997 in previews with the official opening on November 13, 1997. On June 13, 2006, the Broadway production moved to the Minskoff Theatre to make way for the musical version of Mary Poppins, where it is still running after more than 5,350 performances. It is now Broadway's seventh longest-running show in history.
The show debuted in the West End's Lyceum Theatre
on October 19, 1999 and is still running. The cast of the West End production were invited to perform at the Royal Variety Performance 2008 at the London Palladium on December 11, in the presence of senior members of the British Royal Family.
The Lion King tickets will be on sale shortly for the following period:
INDIVIDUAL tickets are available for performances from Tuesday 3rd April 2012 to Sunday 9th September 2012.
GROUPS 15+ are available for performances from Tuesday 3rd April 2012 to Sunday 30th September 2012