The Lion King is coming back to Manchester next year for a three month run at The Palace Theatre.
The hugely popular stage adaptation of the Disney classic will return for a three month run from 22nd October 2020 until 31st January 2021.
The story of Simba’s adventures against the vast expanses and rich colours of the African savanna will feature a cast of more than 50 actors, singers and dancers and brought to life by masks, puppets and striking costumes.
Soundtrack favourites will include Tim Rice and Elton John’s Circle of Life and Can You Feel the Love Tonight. Producers have also worked with South African composer Lebo M on a blend of African rhythms and chorales.
Since the UK premiere in 1999, The Lion King has entertained more than 16 million theatre goers and is the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time.
The six-time Tony award-winning show was seen by over 388,000 when it visited Manchester in 2012 and 2015. And the previous tour of The Lion King broke attendance records across the nation.
To date, 25 global productions have been seen by more than 100 million people.