‘The Lion’ to open at Southwark Playhouse

The Drama Desk-winning show heads to the capital.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Benjamin Scheuer’s award-winning show, The Lion, will open in London next month. The Lion begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 25 May, with an opening night on 27 May and performances to 25 June. The Lion tickets are on sale now.

The Lion musical is a one-man 70-minute musical which follows a young man named ben reflect on his troubling childhood. His younger years ultimately inspired his future paths to finding love and hope. The Lion opened in New York in 2014 and won a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Solo Performance.

“I am delighted to be back in the world of ‘The Lion’, a project Benjamin and I started eight years ago as he first told me his own personal and inspiring story… For me, this piece reminds me that great and redemptive things can come from awful things, and that the bonds between parents and children are with us a lifetime” said director Sean Daniels.

Max Alexander-Taylor will play Ben in The Lion. The Lion is directed by Alex Stenhouse and Sean Daniels, and features set and costume design by Simon Kenny, lighting design by Emma Chapman and sound design by Andrew Johnson.

The Lion is at Southwark Playhouse.

The Lion tickets are on sale now.

Photo credit: The Lion press image (Photo courtesy of production)

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