In the year 1999, Walt Disney’s The Lion King made its grand debut at the magnificent Lyceum Theatre London! The popular show is running with houseful shows and went on becoming one of the hottest tickets. The award winning London show by Julie Taymor is a stunning amalgamation of live action, puppetry and incredible sets. The classic movie has been enlivened up onstage featuring colourful characters.
The stunning atmosphere of the African savannah with life sized elephant to the lovable, yet evil hyenas makes the show a completely delightful experience. Brilliant collaboration of song writing duo Elton John and Tim Rice, churned out some of the remarkable award winning songs such as “The Circle of Life”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”.
The story of The Lion King is set against the backdrop of African pride-lands. The story commences with the birth of Simba the Lion Cub to King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi. The evil brother of Mufasa, Scar is unhappy with the birth of the newborn Prince. He conspires to get rid from the family of his brother to be the King of Pride Rock. The heart touching story of young Simba and his struggles to reclaim his kingdom back also depicts some beautiful relationships such as between Simba and Nala along with his new friends Timon and Pumba.
The Lion King is truly a heart-warming story featuring talented cast and musicians. The memorable show is recommended for 7+ kids and runs for two hours and forty five minutes. The Lyceum Theatre is located at a vibrant part of London’s Theatreland. The venue also features some of the finest restaurants along with high street shops. Some of the popular tourist attractions such as the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Market and the Royal Opera House are located at a nearby distance. You can also enjoy visit to Soho, Leicester Square and Chinatown which are located at a walking distance of the theatre.
You can also visit the theatre via various modes of commutations such as buses, tubes, taxis and cars. Covent Garden on the Piccadilly line or Charing Cross on the Northern and Bakerloo lines are the nearest tube stations. You can also visit the theatre via bus numbers 6, 11, 13, and 15. You can also hire a taxi or drive your own car as the nearest car park is the Savoy Adelphi Garage 5 minutes away from the Lyceum.