Photo credit: The Lion King cast (Photo by Deen Van Meer)

‘The Lion King’ to reopen at Lyceum Theatre this summer

Head to the Pride Lands once more from July .

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

After a year of suspended performances at the Lyceum Theatre, The Lion King will return to the West End. Performances will resume from 29 July, with The Lion King tickets on sale later this month.

Based on the Disney animated film of the same name, The Lion King tells of Simba as he ventures on the journey of a lifetime to become King of the Pride Lands, with music including "Circle of Life" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight". Prior to theatres closing in March, The Lion King had played a continous run at the Lyceum Theatre from 1999.

The Lion King will open in Step Four, the final part of the Government's roadmap. In Step Four, large-scale events with no social distancing measures are allowed to take place, with more information here.

Casting for The Lion King's West End reopening is to be announced.

When The Lion King reopens in London, it will be one of three Disney musicals in the West End. Mary Poppins will be at the Prince Edward Theatre, with the London premiere of Frozen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

The Lion King is at the Lyceum Theatre from 29 July.

The Lion King tickets are on sale later this month.

Photo credit: The Lion King cast (Photo by Deen Van Meer)

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