The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre London

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  • Cast and creative
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  • Interesting Facts

Lyceum Theatre London

The stunning Lyceum Theatre is located at 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7 RQ. It is situated at the popular Covent Garden, which is renowned for its liveliness and in the mid of theatreland of London. Varied range of restaurants and bars are also positioned here along with high street shops and popular tourist spots like London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Market and Royal Opera House. Soho, Leicester Square and Chinatown are also located at a walking distance.

Lyceum Theatre London is located at an easily accessible location and can be commuted via various modes of commutations such as buses, tubes, taxis and cars. You can visit the theatre via bus route numbers such as 6, 11, 13 and 15. With an astounding occupancy of 2100, theatre is mainly categorised into Stalls, Royal Circle and Grand Circle.

The magnificent theatre dates back to 1772, when theatre was just a room for exhibitions and current site. Since the theatre made its debut, it has undergone various transformations. In the ear 1834, theatre underwent refurbishment by Samuel Beazley and used for varied purposes such as circus, a chapel, a concert room, a waxworks exhibition, an opera house and a ballroom.

Until the year 1996, theatre was out of use and restored by the Holohan architects. During the era of 60s and 70s, various legendary bands performed here such as Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, The Who, U2, The Smiths and Culture Club.

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Year 1996 marked huge refurbishments featuring some of the wonderful musical productions such as Oklahoma! and Jesus Christ Superstar. Since 1999, Disney’s blockbuster The Lion King has been enjoyed by 8 million theatre goers and regarded as one of the most successful and critically acclaimed London shows.


Interesting Facts

The hugely loved and critically acclaimed London musical, The Lion King is ruling the box office since 2000. Disney’s classic show is a complete delight for people of all age groups. Here are some interesting facts about the classic London Westend show.

  • For the award winning London musical, Rafiki, the mandrill´s gender has been changed into a female character.
  • In the year 1997, premiere of The Lion King took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) and moved to Broadway in the same year.
  • In the history of Broadway, The Lion King is the eighth longest running musical.
  • The blockbuster show Lion King has been hosted in more than 13 countries across the globe.
  • With more than 28, 000 performances, approximately 50 million tickets of Disney’s Lion King has been sold.
  • In Johannesburg, South Africa, the show Lion King the Musical made its first ever performance.
  • Year1999 marked the debut of the show at the West End’s Lyceum Theatre and still running with packed houses.
  • More than 85 million people have enjoyed the blockbuster Disney’s THE LION KING.
  • The blockbuster show Lion King has used 5 different languages and they are Zulu, Xhosa and Swahili.
  • The song Morning Report which was originally featured in the stage version of The Lion King was later added to the film for its Platinum Edition DVD release.
  • To create all the costumes and puppets for the Broadway production of Lion King, approximately 750 pounds of silicone rubber has been used, whereas took more than 17,000 hours
  • While the performance design, more than 700 different lighting instruments have been used including 100 moving lights.
  • The 18 foot exotic giraffes in the song "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" are the tallest animals in the show.
  • The trick mouse at the end of Scar's cane: 5 inches is the tiniest animal in the show.
  • So, come and experience the magical London show, The Lion King with your dear ones at the Lyceum Theatre London!

  • Shaun Escoffery (Mufasa)
  • George Asprey as Scar
  • Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa
  • Brown Lindiwe Mkhize as Rafiki
  • Stephen Matthews as Zazu
  • Damian Baldet as Timon
  • Keith Bookman as Pumbaa
  • Andile Gumbi as Simba
  • Ava Brennan as Nala
  • Jacquelyn Hodges as Shenzi
  • Gary Forbes as Banzai
  • Sebastien Torkia as Ed
  • Zhane Coffi-Gowie as Young Nala at certain performances
  • Odelia Dizel-Cubuca as Young Nala at certain performances
  • Amelia Monet Kennedy as Young Nala at certain performances
  • Isabelle Outtara as Young Nala at certain performances
  • Ralf Hersbourg as Young Simba at certain performances
  • Lorenzo Dizel-Cubaca as Young Simba at certain performances
  • Michael Matia as Young Simba at certain performances

Venue Info

21 Wellington Street, London,

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Nearest Tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Performance Times

7.30 PM
7.30 PM
7.30 PM
7.30 PM
7.30 PM

Additional Info

Running Time:
2 hour 30 minutes
Booking From:
12 Oct. 1999
Booking Until:
26 Feb. 2017
Important Info:
Children over 3 will be admitted, but they must be able to sit in their own seat quietly throughout the performance.
Age Restrictions:
Recommeded for 3+year old.

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