Set against the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's The Lion King explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
Director Julie Taymor brought a vast array of disciplines to The Lion King, including extensive experience staging epic theatre and opera productions, exploring classic myths through ritualised puppetry, mask, and movement.The Lion King was the first musical she directed in the commercial theatre, and Taymor made Broadway history by becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award® for Best Director of a Musical for her work on the production.
This acclaimed production, based on the 1994 Disney film, has been seen by over 75 million people around the world. In addition to the London production, it can be seen in New York, Hamburg, Tokyo, Madrid, Brisbane and on tour across North America, and Japan.
(Source: Show website.)