Disney’s The Lion King will return to Bristol Hippodrome next summer. It will be the third time the box office smash hit musical has visited the city since 2019, the most recent performances being a sell-out run in March this year.
The internationally acclaimed production will return for six weeks from May 18 to July 1, 2023.
Ben Phillips, Theatre Director at The Bristol Hippodrome said: “We are delighted to have Disney’s The Lion King back in Bristol.
“Its impressive reign as one of the longest-running musicals in the world just highlights how loved it is and I’m sure the people of Bristol will be delighted to see it back in their hometown once again.”
The Lion King is well known for its use of spectacular masks, puppets and costumes to tell the story of Simba’s epic adventures, as he struggles with the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming king.
The award-winning production is the work of a team of designers which drew on diverse cultural influences to recreate the rich colours and vast expanses of the African savanna.
The original score from the animated film was expanded for the stage and now features 15 musical numbers. Elton John and Tim Rice have added three new numbers to the five that they wrote for the award-winning score of the animated film.
Priority tickets will be available from November 22, with the general sale beginning at 10am on Friday, November 25.To book tickets and to sign up for priority access, click here.