What is the Lion King about?
When the young lion prince Simba is born, his evil uncle Scar is pushed back in the line for the throne. Scar plans to kill both Simba and his father, King Mufasa, so he can take over the throne and become king. Simba survives, but thinks he's the cause of his father's death and decides to run away from the kingdom.
It's a splendid musical play and absolutely one of the most popular in London and New York right now.
In the Lion King the savannah becomes alive in London's West End! The songs in the Lion King include 'Circle of Life', 'Hakuna Matata' and 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight'.
Did you know this about the Lion King?
The musical has world-premiere in London in October 1999, and since then it has been shown in many large cities around the world. The musical has won an impressive 6 Tony Awards on Broadway in New York, received an Evening Standard distinction as the theater event of the year and been nominated for no less than 8 Olivier Awards.
Who's the team behind?
Text and music by Tim Rice and Elton John. Julie Taymor directs this musical version of Disney's insanely popular movie the Lion King. She actually won a Tony Award® for ’Best Director of a Musical’ as the first woman ever.