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  • Lion King

    Open Run

  • Ben Elton

    Dec 2, 2019

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Lion King

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Open Run

This vastly successful re-imagining of Disney's 1994 continues to conquer after nearly two decades at the Lyceum theatre. Conjuring up the African savannah in all its grand, majestic beauty, using elaborate costuming, handsprung puppetry, and soaring African melodies it transports audiences from the grey streets of London.

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Ben Elton

December 2, 2019

1980's era-defining comedian Ben Elton returns to the stage for the first time in 15 years to explore the modern age, bringing his hilarious perspectives with him! As the 'Godfather' of modern stand up, Elton's 1987 and 1988 shows Motormouth and Motorvation cemented him as one of the scene's most outspoken voices, with his left-leaning politics, ranting style, and quick wit capturing public consciousness.

Lyceum Theatre

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21 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7DA

  • Year opened: c. 1765
  • Capacity: 2,100
  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

Dating its origins back to 1765, The Lyceum has been through many changes in its lifetime, with its early days hosting a circus, Madame Tussaud's first waxworks exhibition, opera, and even a chapel before the age-old theatre curse of burning down hit it in 1834.

When it reopened it played a bit more opera, Charles Dickens adaptations and from 1871- 1902, was the home of the legendary partnership of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. After 1951 it was converted into the Mecca Ballroom before going dark in 1986 for ten years. Since 1999 it's been home to the roaring success of The Lion King.

No notable ghosts, but it was the home of theatre manager Henry Rich's Sublime Society of Beef Steaks for 50 years from 1735. Its members never exceeding 24, they would gather at the theatre every Saturday night to eat beef steaks and drink port wine. Nice.

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