The Lion King

landThere has never been a better time to visit The Lyceum Theatre, for it is currently playing host to one of the most well loved musicals in the world.  Now appearing on The Lyceum Theatre stage is the greatest spectacle of them all: the timeless tale of Disney’s The Lion King.  This is a musical that fuses classic storytelling with beautifully memorable songs and a host of ingenious stage techniques that will help transport you to a marvellous, far off world.  There is no show quite like The Lion King: book your tickets now and make sure you don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

The musical is closely based on Disney’s 1994 feature film with the same title.  It was a critically acclaimed box office success, and to this day no other hand drawn animated film as been so high grossing.  The musical shares the familiar plot and songs, with a few extra surprises thrown in for good measure.

It tells the story of a young lion prince, Simba, who is destined to inherit the throne from his father, Mustafa.  However, due to the evil meddling of his warped brother Scar, things do not go the way that they should.  Simba has to face the choice of taking control of his own destiny or giving up and enjoying an easy life.

The songs were written by the highly acclaimed Elton John, with lyrics by the prolific Tim Rice.  Such a fantastic combination was always going to make for a classic: indeed, the original film received Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards in the Best Original Song category.  The show is full of unforgettable tunes that will stay with you long after the curtain falls.  With the life-affirming opener “Circle of Life”, the show bursts onto stage in all its colour and majesty.  “Just Can’t Wait to be King” encompasses all the excitement of childhood and the new horizons that age will bring.  Other classics are the ominous “Be Prepared”, the cheerful “Hakuna Matata”, and the utterly wonderful “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”.

This is a great show that the whole family are sure to love.  With its grand, epic story, it encompasses all the wonder of life, from childhood to maturity and from young love to grief.  Get tickets to The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre now: with this one you are definitely in for a treat.