The Lion King announces July West End reopening

Hattie Fisk
Monday, March 22, 2021

The West End production of The Lion King is set to return on July 29, Disney confirms.

Photo by Brinkoff and Mogenburg
Photo by Brinkoff and Mogenburg

The West End production of The Lion King is set to return on July 29, Disney confirms

The musical, which has called the Lyceum Theatre home for more than two decades, has revealed its reopening plans in alignment with the government’s latest directives. The published date relies on the removal of social distancing guidelines and is subject to change. 

Tickets will go on sale at noon on March 31, with pre-sale tickets available to patrons from today. 

When the show closed its doors on 15 March 2020, The Lion King was the West End’s best-selling stage production, having been watched by over 16 million people in London alone. 

The cast of over 50 actors, singers and dancers have expressed delight at returning to the Lyceum stage. Shaun Escoffery who plays Mufasa, said: ‘We are so excited to finally have a date that we will be able to perform for audiences again.’

‘At The Lion King we have always considered ourselves to be one big family, and to be coming back together after being separated for so long will be a truly happy moment. We cannot wait to be back on stage. When the opening bars of Circle of Life play out, I don’t believe there will be a dry eye anywhere in the theatre.’

A number of productions have also announced their return this summer, including Wicked, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Six due to reopen in May.