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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 – Sunderland Empire

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers &Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Mark Clegg When Disney formed their theatrical division in 1993 and set their sights on the Great White Way, critics sneered and began to sharpen their claws. But when Beauty and the Beast opened the following year, the House of Mouse proved very quickly that ...

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The Lion King – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music/Lyrics: Elton John, Tim Rice, Lebo M, Mark Mancina Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer : Iris Beaumont Roaring into its 15th year in the West End and currently on it’s first ever UK tour The Lion King takes pride and place for a eight week run at the Liverpool Empire. Having lost none of its ...

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The Lion King – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Music: Elton John, Lebo M, Mark Mancina and others Lyrics: Tim Rice and others Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Choreographer: Garth Fagan Musical Director: Jonathan Gill Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The Lion King is a massive theatrical blockbuster born from a collaboration between showbiz heavyweights Tim Rice and Elton John and includes the Oscar-winning song ‘Can You ...

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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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The Lion King – Birmingham Hippodrome

Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] When Disney’s film The Lion King was released in 1994, it was the first full length animated film they had produced that was a totally original story, although it doffs its cap to the biblical stories of Moses and Joseph and ...

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The Lion King – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music/Lyrics: Elton John &Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers &Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [Rating: 5] The Lion King first came to the public’s attention in 1994 as Disney’s 32nd full length animated feature and brought with it a return to form for the House of Mouse. Following the unprecedented success of Beauty and the Beast being turned ...

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The Lion King – Bristol Hippodrome

Book: Roger Allers &Irene Mecchi Music and Lyrics: Elton John &Tim Rice Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:5] Even before you enter the theatre you know you are up for something special. The Hippodrome is celebrating its Centenary. The Lion King is commencing its first major tour with this production. With the Olympics over and the Paralympics in full ...

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