Disney's The Lion King
PAST EVENT - Until 28 September 2013, Birmingham Hippodrome
It is time!
The touring production of The Lion King plays the Birmingham Hippodrome as part of its first-ever UK tour. The legendary musical gives 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.
Since its Broadway premiere in 1997, Julie Taymor’s multi-award winning production has now been seen by over 65 million people across 15 countries on 5 continents and has been translated into 6 languages.
The touring production is the biggest musical production ever to tour the UK. With 26 different types of animal, along with hundreds of masks and puppets and more than 700 elaborate costumes, 21 giant trucks are used to transport everything across the country.
Taymor’s extraordinary vision has gone on to achieve phenomenal success on an international scale, enthralling audiences across the globe with the timeless story and universal messages of hope, community and the circle of life.
Disney’s The Lion King is based on the beloved Academy award-winning animated film which was entrusted to Director and Co-Designer Julie Taymor to adapt the film for the stage.
Taymor brought a vast array of disciplines to The Lion King which draws upon her immeasurable experience of various theatrical styles and cultures to tell the compelling tale of Simba, the young lion cub, as he journeys through life and struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role of King.
RT @befestival: Week 2: 23 shows over the week with 4 shows a night - it's like tapas! #BE2014 #PRLaunch
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