Disney’s smash hit musical ‘The Lion King‘ is a spectacular visual feast, which transports audiences to a dazzling world exploding with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.
Experience for yourself this ‘astonishing triumph of theatrical imagination‘ Evening Standard
Welcome to the Award-Winning musical set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa.
At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba – the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
Simba, Prince of Lions, enjoys his life as the heir apparent of the pridelands. When his evil uncle Scar kills his father and takes the queen as his wife things change. Scar tries to encourage Simba to his death, by making a pact with some hyenas. But the young lion manages to escape and is rescued by Timon and Pumbaa, a meercat and warthog who teach Simba their No Worries philosophy.
When he is fully grown he returns to fight Scar for his kingdom.
Disney’s The Lion King is a perfect highlight for a theatre break. Whether it is a romantic break for two or a half-term break for the family.
UPDATE: The Lion King is now booking until Saturday, 12th Apr 2014
Performance Times: Evenings: Tues – Sat 7:30pm
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 2:30pm (no Sunday performances during the summer 2012)
Lyceum Theatre Access and Facilities
Theatre: Lyceum Theatre, Wellington St, WC2E 7DA, London
Infrared System for Hard of Hearing
Guide Dogs allowed,
Bars 4: Stalls, Dress Circle (two here) and Upper Circle
Stalls: Ladies and Gents, Dress Circle: Ladies and Gents. Upper Circle: Ladies and Gents
For Sale: Ice Cream, confectionery,programmes, souvenirsRegular sign language performances
Two VIP suites for hire
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden and Charing Cross
Taxis: You should be able to hail a taxi outside the theatre but there is a rank down at Charing Cross Station
Buses: 1, 4, 6, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341
Car Parking: NCP at Drury Lane/Parker Street. Parking meters outside theatre.
Nearby Hotels to The Lion King: Strand Palace, Kingsway Hall, Savoy
Going to see The Lion King this month was greatly anticipated in our house. My 2 children were beside themselves with excitement as we took the train into London on Sunday morning.
After our obligatory visit to Hamleys, we grabbed a rather delicious panini en route to the Lyceum theatre. Soho and the West End were buzzing, but thankfully not as over-crowded as it would be on a Saturday afternoon. I even spied actor Iain Glenn walking across the road by the St Martin's theatre.
Anyhoo, we got to the theatre on time and settled into our magnificently placed seats nestled in a corner of two "action" aisles. The opening of this show is SPECTACULAR - there's no other word for it. My 11 yr old's jaw hung open in disbelief and amazement as the animals arrived in style onto the stage.
My 13 yr old son was equally thrilled that one of the hyeena's 'cocked his leg' on him as he went past his seat!
The costumes and scenery is out of this world and completely pulls the audience into Kenyan plains.
The music is wonderful too and I always shed a tear during the reprise of Circle of Life at the finale.
The vocal talents of the two Simba's were brilliant. Jonathan Andrew Hume played the older Simba - what a voice! I think the younger Simba we saw was Anton Joseph, but not entirely sure. Anyway, who ever is was was very good.
We had a great time watching The Lion King and I'm sure you will too!
Took the kids [to The Lion King] when they were younger. The stage is very busy, lots going on for kids to be looking at. Handy hint, get aisle seats. We were recommended to and glad we did as all the animals run down the aisles.
Did you know that they've released a 3D version of this film in selected cinemas and it's beating Brad Pit's new film at US box offices? Just goes to show the endurance of such a great show and the production value it gives the public 17 years on.
Whether you see this show live or on the silver screen you cannot help but be swept away by both the chest swelling and heart wrenching score. The colour and spectacle you see on stage is second to none.
Children sit there agog at what they are witnessing!
Five stars plus!