Disney’s The Lion King

The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.

Disney’s The Lion King

About Disney’s The Lion King

5th Dec 2019 to 9th Feb 2020
Various - see website for dates and times
Edinburgh Playhouse
18 - 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh New Town EH1 3AA
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Disney’s landmark musical, THE LION KING, is returning to the Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2019 for a limited run!

Tickets are on sale – for best availability check performances in January and February.

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti to the evocative rhythms of Africa, The Lion King tells the story of Simba’s epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.

Director Julie Taymor uses breathtaking theatrical magic to bring Disney’s original animated feature to life in a production which has thrilled over 95 million people around the world.

With a cast of more than 50 actors, singers and dancers, the story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming king. The stunning simplicity of the production is the work of a team of designers which drew on diverse cultural influences to recreate the rich colours and vast expanses of the African savanna in this daring and inspiring reinvention of one of the most successful animated films of all time.

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