The Lion King is heading out on a new UK tour from 2019 – here’s all we know so far.
The 2019/2020 UK tour of Disney’s The Lion King will celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary since premiering in London.
Based on the all-time classic animated film, The Lion King is set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa. Exploding with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music, it tells the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
Director Julie Taymor made Broadway history by becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award® for ’Best Director of a Musical’ for her work on the production, which features incredible staging and puppets.
The Lion King opened in London in October 1999, two years after the original Broadway production, and has been seen by over 95 million people across the world.
The upcoming tour is the second in the UK after the first outing between 2012 and 2015.
Disney has announced the first two sets of dates, with the 2019 UK tour starting in Bristol on September 7.
It’ll play at the Hippodrome through to November 23 before moving to Edinburgh from December 5 through to Februry 9 in 2020.
Further dates – together with casting – will be announced soon.
Lion King 2019 UK tour tickets
September 7th, 2019 - November 23rd, 2019
December 5th, 2019 - February 9th, 2020