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The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre, London

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Additional Music and Lyrics: Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor, Hans Zimmer Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Glen Pearce   When Disney’sThe Lion Kingopened at the Lyceum Theatre 15 years ago many were saying the age of the ‘mega musical’ was over. While it was true that ...

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The Lion King – Mayflower, Southampton

Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Music: Tim Rice, Elton John Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Disney’s The Lion Kingbounded into Southampton’s Mayflower theatre last night with an absolute roar! As the sun rises and the music swells the sounds and feel of the Savannah envelops the awaiting Mayflower audience. The opening sequence is accompanied by a sharp intake ...

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The Lion King – Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh

Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Mark McCulloch [Rating:5] Adored the world over, The Lion King has taken over Edinburgh’s Playhouse as part of a two and half year tour, amassing a fleet of 23 trucks to transport the set, puppets and costumes around the UK and Ireland. The story ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with the stars of the Lion King

Anticipation has been building throughout the country since the announcement in January that Disney’s legendary musical The Lion King would make its Scottish premiere at the Edinburgh Playhouse this autumn. The international cast of 52 performers from 18 different countries have arrived this week in Edinburgh with 23 trucks and to the news that over 210,000 tickets have been sold ...

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