The Lion King - Lyceum Theatre London

Enjoy the blockbuster London musical, The Lion King running with packed houses at the magnificent Lyceum Theatre London! The stunning theatre is located at 21 Wellington Street, WC2E 7RQ and located in the area which is also known as Covent Garden. This is one of the most lively and exciting part of the country.

The venue is renowned for some of the finest bars and restaurants along with high street shops. Some of the topmost tourist attractions are also located at a nearby distance to the theatre like London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Market and the Royal Opera House. Soho, Leicester Square and Chinatown are positioned at a walking distance from the theatre.

Lyceum Theatre is accessible via various modes of commutations like buses, tubes, taxis and cars. You can visit the theatre bus route numbers 6, 11, 13 and 15. Covent Garden on the Piccadilly line or Charing Cross on the Northern and Bakerloo lines are the closest tube stations. The magnificent London theatre has an astounding occupancy of 2100 and spread across three levels.

Stalls section is nearest to the stage and offers best view. This is the best section of the stage, as you can enjoy the actors and puppets parade through the aisle. While viewing through this section, you will have best experience of the show. Seats in the stall section are more expensive as compare to others.

Royal Circle is the second tier of the theatre and offers some great views, whereas Grand Circle is the highest level of Lyceum offering great bargain on tickets. For all the disabled guests and carers, theatre offers discounted tickets. The Box office is equipped with an induction loop, whereas an infra-red system at the refreshment kiosk.

The history of the stunning Lyceum Theatre dates back to 1772, when it was just a room for exhibitions and concerts closer to the current site. Since its debut, theatre has undergone various transformations. The current theatre redesigned by Samuel Beazley in the year 1834. The theatre has been the abode of some of the finest operas, music hall, slapstick and lots of dramatic productions including a Shakespeare. Currently, The Lion King is ruling the hearts of millions of theatre lovers and creating history.

The Lion King Cast Has a New Entry: Nicholas Afoa

Disney’s long running London musical is all set to welcome the new member Nicholas Afoa in the London Westend production. At the magnificent Lyceum Theatre, he will be essaying the role of Simba from 10th May 2016. In the year 2013, he made his grand debut in the Australian production as Simba. From the year 2013 to 2016, he portrayed the role of Simba for 860 times.

Now, Nicholas is all geared for his London Westend debut. He started his rugby career with All Blacks and was sidelined due to his injury. From 10th May 2016, he will be joined by other new entrants like Etian Almeida, Jonathan Andre, Janique Charles, Zinhle Dube, Sandile Gontsana, Kwesi Jeffers, Stephanie Lo, Sadia McEwen, Khaya Maseko, Daniel Monteiro, Nosipho Nkonqa, Dominique Planter, Antoine Murray-Straughan, Kayode Salina and Ricardo Walker.

On October 1999, The Lion King made its remarkable debut at the London Westend Lyceum Theatre after previews from 24th September 1999. The show is the sixth longest running musicals of London Westnd and has recently embarked first UK tour with viewing from more than 1.8 million people. The show is set for its 17th anniversary and has been enjoyed by approximately 12 million theatre goers.

The Lion King is adapted from the book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi , whereas compositions are churned out by Elton John and Tim Rice. Garth Fagan choreography and Julie Taymor’s spectacular direction is simply outstanding. So, come and feel the magic of Simba at Lyceum Theatre with The Lion King!

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