The Lion King heading to South West stage

PUBLISHED: 18:00 26 January 2019

The Lion King is heading to Bristol. Picture: Brinkoff and Mogenburg

The Lion King is heading to Bristol. Picture: Brinkoff and Mogenburg

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One of the most popular musicals of all time will be performed on a South West stage this autumn.

The Lion King – which has been enjoyed by tens of millions of people across the globe – will arrive at the Bristol Hippodrome, in St Augustines Parade, in September for a series of performances.

The production, orchestrated by The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland, has been at London’s Lyceum Theatre for almost 20 years.

To coincide with the anniversary, the show is going on tour – with stints in Bristol and Edinburgh which promise to be a real treat for theatregoers.

The Lion King remains the West End’s best-selling stage production, and is the sixth-longest-running show in London.

The show is based on the immensely popular 1994 Disney animated film of the same name, and a new adaptation is set to hit cinema screens later this year.

Julie Taymor took the story to Broadway in 1997 and was rewarded with critical acclaim and a long list of prizes, including a coveted Tony Award for best director of a musical.

The film’s original score has been adapted and expanded for the stage, with 15 brilliant numbers which are certain to please the crowd.

The score includes the legendary Elton John’s Oscar award-winning song Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Circle Of Life, Hakuna Matata and I Just Can’t Wait To Be King which are bound to get audiences singing along.

The Lion King’s previous UK tour smashed attendance records across the nation, and a cast boasting 50 of the most talented actors, singers and dancers are sure to attract huge crowds once again.

Production quality is certain to be of the highest standards, with audiences set to be transported to the rich and colourful African Savanna thanks to a medley of first-class costumes, expertly-crafted masks and puppets, and beautifully-built backdrops.

The show’s anniversary will also be celebrated with a range of events throughout the year including TV shows and charity galas.

Tickets and dates for the performances are yet to be released, but demand is expected to be incredibly high.

You can register your interest for tickets online by logging on to www.thelionking.co.uk

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