The Lion King celebrates 15 years in the West End

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The Lion King celebrates 15 years in the West End

On Sunday 19th October Disney’s The Lion King celebrated its 15th anniversary at London’s Lyceum Theatre

The award-winning musical has delighted over 12 million theatregoers and remains the West End’s best-selling stage production, recently becoming the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time.

To celebrate this landmark event and to thank Londoners for embracing and supporting the show, Disney gave away 1500 tickets to the anniversary performance on Sunday 19 October. Over 1000 theatregoers queued at the Lyceum Theatre to get a pair of tickets for the performance.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said “Congratulations to The Lion King whose long-run has contributed to the phenomenal success of London theatreland. From the bright lights of the West End, to the dozens of smaller theatres to be found across the city, it’s a hugely important sector for our economy, generating more than £600 million last year and underlining London’s status as one of the world’s greatest cities for culture.”

Julie Taymor’s internationally-celebrated stage adaptation of Disney’s beloved animated film premiered on Broadway in 1997 and has now been seen by over 75 million people across six continents. Ten productions are running concurrently around the globe: In addition to the record-breaking productions in London and New York,The Lion King can currently be seen in Hamburg, Madrid, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Brisbane and on tours of the UK, North America and Japan. Future productions are set to open in Mexico City and Shanghai.

For further information or to buy tickets for The Lion call at The Lyceum Theatre call Disney Groups on 0207 8450949

Or email group.sales.uk@disney.com

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