Disney’s The Lion King returning to Edinburgh Playhouse

Award-winning musical The Lion King will return to the Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2019, the only Scottish dates on the second UK and Ireland tour.

Tickets will go on sale in March 2019.

Fans can sign up for priority access to tickets at www.thelionking.co.uk

The tour coincides with The Lion King celebrating 20 years at London’s Lyceum Theatre.

Since the UK premiere in London in October 1999, The Lion King has entertained over 15 million theatregoers and remains the West End’s best-selling stage production and the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time.

“We are incredibly excited to have Disney’s The Lion King return to the Playhouse,” said Colin Marr, Theatre Director at the Edinburgh Playhouse.

“I saw it for the first time in London recently and was blown away by the size and scale of the production.

“It’s an incredibly exciting show – a great spectacle but with brilliant humour too. I can’t wait to see it on our stage. The previous visit had a huge impact on the city attracting hundreds
and thousands of visitors and generating millions of pounds for the local economy.

As the only Scottish venue, we are looking forward to welcoming audiences of all ages from Edinburgh, the rest of Scotland and internationally.”

The first tour of The Liobn King broke box office records at the Edinburgh Playhouse with a 15 week sell-out season playing to more than 325,000 people.

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