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The Lion King comes to Edinburgh in January 2020

The Disney smash hit is in town for a limited time only.

Disney’s The Lion King is set to come to Edinburgh for a limited run next year.

The production will open at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday 14 January 2020, running until Sunday 29 March 2020.

Watch the trailer for the production below:

One of the most successful musicals of all time, over 100 million people across the globe have seen The Lion King since it premiered on Broadway in 1997.

The London production of the show is about to celebrate its twentieth birthday, having opened at The Lyceum Theatre in October 1999. The show still regularly draws sell out crowds.

Based on the 1994 Walt Disney animated feature film of the same name, The Lion King is set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and follows Simba, the wide-eyed cub who must follow in his father’s footsteps to become King of the Pridelands.

The film was a box office smash and hugely well-received critically.

The Lion King stage adaptation features music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice and book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, with additional music and lyrics from Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taylor and Hans Zimmer.

The musical includes fan favourite songs such as Hakuna Matata, I Just Can’t Wait To Be King, Circle Of Life and the Academy Award-winning Can You Feel The Love Tonight. 

Earlier this year a whole new generation were exposed to the magic of The Lion King with the release of the live-action remake of the film, starring Donald Glover as Simba and Beyoncé as Nala.

The Lion King will come to the Edinburgh Playhouse for a limited run from 14 January – 29 March 2020.

Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk

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