The Lion King
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The Lion King is a musical  based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name, with music by Elton John and lyrics by Time Rice along with the music score created by Hans Zimmer and choreographed by Garth Fagan. Directed by Julie Taymor, who made Broadway history by becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award® for ’Best Director of a Musical’ and produced by Disney Theatrical. The musical brings the characters from the animated Disney film to life with imaginative costumes and amazing special effects. The Lion King has 25 species of animal, insect, fish and bird in its cast, represented by actors and puppets. The show debuted in the West End’s Lyceum Theatre on October 19, 1999 and is still running. The cast of the West End production were invited to perform at the Royal variety Performance in 2008 at the London Palladium on December 11, in the presence of senior members of the British Loyal Family.

The Lion King is a hugely popular London musical set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains, to the evocative rhythms of Africa. A lion cub named Simba is tricked by his uncle scar onto thinking that he killed his own father; King Mufusa. Guilt ridden, he flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King, leaving Scar to step forward as the new king but soon returns to fight Scar and take his rightful place as the true king of the Pride Lands.