Remaining time:

Disney's The Lion King Celebrates 15 Triumphant Years In London On Sunday 19 October

Critically-acclaimed Production of THE LION KING Remains The West End’s Most Popular Musical With Over 810,000 Guests Per Year. Disney Gives Away 1500 Tickets For This Sunday’s Anniversary Performance To London Theatregoers.

On Sunday 19th October, Disney’s THE LION KING will celebrate its 15th anniversary at London’s Lyceum Theatre. The award-winning musical has entertained over 12 million theatregoers and remains the West End’s best-selling stage production. It also recently became the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time.
 
To celebrate this milestone and to thank Londoners for embracing and supporting the show, Disney today gave away 1500 tickets to the anniversary performance on Sunday 19 October. Over 1000 theatregoers queued at the Lyceum Theatre to claim a pair of tickets for this Sunday’s performance.
 
Congratulating the production, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson says: “Congratulations to The Lion King whose long-run has contributed to the phenomenal success of London theatreland. From the bright lights of the West End, to the dozens of smaller theatres to be found across the city, it's a hugely important sector for our economy, generating more than £600 million last year and underlining London's status as one of the world's greatest cities for culture.”
 
Meanwhile, the sell-out UK Tour of THE LION KING has announced its final dates and will conclude in Manchester this March, since its launch in August 2012. The tour will have played in 11 cities in the UK and Ireland, bringing Julie Taymor’s acclaimed production to over 1.8 million theatregoers. The show has broken box office and attendance records at every venue it has visited.
 
In January 2015 Disney will release licensed school versions of THE LION KING for primary and secondary schools. These 30-minute and 70-minute versions of the show are accompanied by resource materials to help teachers and students learn about stagecraft and performance.
 
Julie Taymor’s internationally-celebrated stage adaptation of Disney’s beloved animated film premiered on Broadway in 1997 and has now been seen by over 75 million people across six continents. Ten productions are running concurrently around the globe: In addition to the record-breaking productions in London and New York, The Lion King can currently be seen in Hamburg, Madrid, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Brisbane and on tours of the UK, North America and Japan. Future productions are set to open in Mexico City and Shanghai.


Related news

Casting announced for A Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre

Posted on | By Ephram Ryan |

An all-star cast has been announced for the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s concert-style production of A Ch... Read more

Everybodys Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre London Tickets

Shane Richie set to join the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in 2019

Posted on | By Ephram Ryan |

Beginning in January, primetime television star Shane Richie of EastEnders is set to portray Hugo... Read more

Marina Sirtis from Star Trek: The Next Generation is set to star in Dark Sublime at Trafalgar Studios

Posted on | By Ephram Ryan |

Star Trek actress Marina Sirtis will be starring in Dark Sublime, the new debut play by Mich... Read more

Follow us for instant updates and special offers

Sign up to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new West End shows and exclusive ticket discounts. We value your privacy. You can unsubscribe at any time. But we hope you won’t!