DISNEY has announced that its award-winning production of The Lion King will play the Theatre Royal Plymouth from Friday, January 31, 2014.
Disney's The Lion King will play for seven weeks in Plymouth, as part of the show's record-breaking tour of the UK and Ireland, giving audiences the opportunity to experience the global phenomenon in their local theatre.
Four years in the making, this truly international production brings together a cast of over 50 actors, singers and dancers, from 17 different countries, supported by a backstage team of over 100 people. The touring production is the biggest musical production ever to tour the UK.
With hundreds of masks, puppets and more than 700 elaborate costumes representing 26 different types of animal, 21 giant trucks are used to transport everything across the country.
Fiona Thomas, vice-president of Live Entertainment for The Walt Disney Company EMEA, said: We are delighted to be bringing Disney's The Lion King to the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Following our experience of staging Mary Poppins in this magnificent theatre, we look forward to sharing Julie Taymor's legendary production with audiences in the South West.
The acclaimed stage adaptation of Disney's 1994 film was first seen on Broadway in 1997, where it recently became the highest grossing show in Broadway history. The production has now been seen by over 68 million people across six continents and the acclaimed West End production continues to sell out at London's Lyceum Theatre in its 14th triumphant year.
It runs at the Theatre Royal from January 31 to March 15. Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 3 from 10am via 01752 267222 or www.thelionking.co.uk
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