London West End The Lion King Musical at Lyceum Theatre

Saturday, April 9, 2011
By Charlotte Kingston

The King is Tony Olivier Award along West End musical the based 1994 Disney motion of exactly same name. includes actors animal costumes also giant, hollow puppets and its by Julie Taymor.

As soon as young lion Simba is born, his evil uncle Scar is sent back second in line the throne. plots kill both Simba his father, Mufasa, proclaim himself King. Simba survives, but is led believe that his was killed because of he determines flee kingdom. The musical incorporates several variations additions story line compared film.

Summary history of the Theatre: In course of its history, dating back 1772, Society of Arts created ‘ Room for Exhibitions and Concerts′ close to present-day site, has shown chameleon inclination, transitioning to styles and needs. Originally the housed a of entertainment, such as air balloon display, an animal circus and fireworks.

In Madame Tussaud’s very first exhibition of waxworks here. The to become temporary haven for the Royal, Drury whose building burned down. Right after the suffered a comparable in 1830, Samuel Beazley designed the building and his portico still stands nowadays. the Lyceum’s was by limitations prohibiting so-called minor theatres from staging a musical interlude, a throwback the early days following Charles II’s restoration.

As soon as the Licensing Act these frustrating impediments, theatre could present Shakespeare also the classics. series of productive extravaganzas being staged, but it was until the its initial real steps way greatness. It was this Henry Irving over lease and Ellen became his leading lady. This partnership two dubbed ‘ Lord of Lyceum’. Regrettably declining health enforced Irving relinquish control of theatre, scintillating era. When basically purchaser could be identified, in was demolish restructure the theatre.

Bertie designed this building, was to begin made use of for music hall. From 1909-38 Melville Brothers a successful collection of magnificent melodramas and Princesses Elizabeth saw first here. But by the owners, London Council, wished replace the a traffic roundabout.

Ellen Terry’s John Gielgud contributed to bringing wheel absolute circle with farewell performances of Hamlet, proclaiming ” live Lyceum!” The triumphal declaration looked hopeful until the intervened. Demolition plans at least shelved. Mecca Ballrooms the lease today’s was large floor.

By 1986 was but less a later this unfortunate decline was arrested. Apollo Leisure stepped to rescue in 1994, obtaining authorization the its previous magnificence. Right now, theatre offers state of features luxurious gold auditorium. With Jesus Christ Superstar and Lion up residence, appears ‘Lyceum roar’ will again this celebrated theatre.

Want to find more about London Theatre, then Charlotte Kingston’s of website and find out about what’s on, as The Lion King Musical, one the opt London West End shows.

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