The long running musical is set to return to its home at the Lyceum Theatre in July.

The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland have today (22nd March) announced that the West End production of The Lion King will be returning to the Lyceum Theatre from the 29th July 2021.

Having been in London for over twenty years, tickets for the musical will go on sale at noon on Wednesday 31st March through the official website, with those interested in buying tickets being able to sign up for access to a pre-sale from 10am, Monday 29th March.

Julie Taymor’s production based on the classic animated film originally opened on Broadway in 1997, then heading to the West End in 1999. it has currently been seen by over 16 million people in the UK.

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, The Lion King uses breathtaking theatrical magic to tell the story of Simba’s epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.

The immensely popular musical features music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. Other members of the creative team include a book co-written by Irene Mecchi and Roger Allers, costume design by Julie Taymor. choreography by Garth Fagan, sound by Steve Canyon Kennedy, lighting design by Donald Holder and hair and make up design by Michael Ward.

The plans to reopen the production at the Lyceum Theatre are in accordance with the Government’s latest directives, are therefore subject to change and are made on the understanding that social distancing guidelines will be withdrawn to allow full capacity audiences.

The Lion King plans to begin performances once again on the 29th July. To sign up for access to the pre-sale visit: https://thelionking.co.uk/london/