The Lion King

Embarking on its first ever UK tour and will be making Manchester it’s home for Xmas

By Manchester's Finest | 27 February 2012

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Award-winning Disney Musical The Lion King is embarking on its first ever UK tour and will be making Manchester it’s home for Christmas as it plays the Palace Theatre from 6th December till 31st March 2013.THE LION KING has been seen by over 65 million people worldwide since its Broadway premiere in 1997, and it will soon welcome it’s 10th millionth visitor at the Lyceum theatre in London. With a company of 52, the show will visit 10 cities in the UK & Ireland over two and a half years, with further dates to be announced.

Disney’s THE LION KING, is of course based on the much-loved animated film and was entrusted to Director and Co-Designer Julie Taymor to adapt for the stage. Taymor brought a vast array of disciplines to the production which draws upon her immeasurable experience of various theatrical styles and cultures to tell the compelling tale of Simba, the young lion cub, as he journeys through life and struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role of King.

“We continue to be thrilled by how UK audiences have enjoyed The Lion King in London, and have long wished to also share this production with audiences nationally.” -Thomas Schumacher, Producer and President Disney Theatrical Productions.

THE LION KING goes on general sale in Manchester on Monday 27 February. Tickets are available to purchase in person at the Box Office from 8.30am or via the internet & telephone bookings line from 10am

THE LION KING hotline – 0844 871 3004
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