What is the Lion King about?
When the young lion prince Simba is born, his evil uncle Scar is pushed back in the line for the throne. Scar plans to kill both Simba and his father, King Mufasa, so he can take over the throne and become king. Simba survives, but thinks he's the cause of his father's death and decides to flee the kingdom, but Simba's duty and honor lie within the Pride Lands.
In the Lion King the savannah comes alive in London's West End! Songs in the Lion King include 'Circle of Life', 'Hakuna Matata' and 'Can You Fell the Love Tonight.' A timeless tale of jealousy, youth, honor, and having the courage to fight for what's right, the Lion King is one of the most successful musicals ever.
Did you know this about the Lion King?
The musical had its world-premiere on Broadway in 1999, and since then it has played in many large cities around the world. The musical has won no less than 6 Tony Awards® on Broadway in New York, received an Evening Standard distinction as the theater event of the year and was nominated for no less than 8 Olivier Awards.
Who is the creative team behind the show?
Text and music by Tim Rice and Elton John. Julie Taymor directs this musical version of Disney's insanely popular movie the Lion King. She actually was the first woman to win a Tony Award® for ’Best Director of a Musical’.