Edinburgh run of Disney's smash hit musical The Lion King extended due to amazing demand

DISNEY'S The Lion King has extended its current run at the Edinburgh Playhouse by 25 performances due to public demand.

Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 3:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 3:59 pm
The Lion King

The hit show will now continue at the Greenside Place venue until Saturday 18 April 2020 with the 25 new performances including Easter holiday dates.

Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 14 January at 10am with a presale for ATG Theatre Card holders from 13 January at 10am.

The Lion King has been running at the Playhouse since 5 December 2019. The previous tour of The Lion King in 2013 broke attendance records across the nation.

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With a cast of over 50 actors, singers and dancers, the story of The Lion King is brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of Simba's epic adventure as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming king.

The stunning artistry of the show's designers drew on diverse cultural influences to recreate the rich colours and vast expanses of the African savanna in this daring and inspiring reinvention of one of the most successful animated films of all time.

Julie Taymor’s internationally-celebrated stage adaptation opened on Broadway in 1997 and 25 global productions have now been seen by more than 100 million people.

The show has been performed in nine different languages (English, Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese) with productions of currently playing on Broadway, London’s West End, Hamburg, Tokyo, Madrid on tour across the UK & Ireland, Japan and North America.

Having played more than 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, The Lion King's worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.