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The Lion King - Edinburgh - Edinburgh Playhouse

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Edinburgh Playhouse

Edinburgh Playhouse
18-22 Greenside Place

Seating Plan


The Edinburgh Playhouse is situated on Greenside Place, at the top of Leith Walk and close to the east end of Princes Street. This is less than 10 minute's walk from Waverley Station, 5 minutes walk from the bus station and on various major bus routes.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars based on 20 review(s)


Latest Review: "Appalling.My partner and I were really looking forward to The Lion King but what an unbeli..."

When audiences hear the words The Lion King they enthusiastically anticipate a return to the Pride Land and the adventure taken on by Simba the lion cub. It was first made famous by the 1994 animated Disney movie and later in the same decade it found its way to the stage on Broadway.

Since then it has also found its way to the West End, were it began a run at the Lyceum Theatre in 1999 that continues to this day. Year after year audiences flock to pick up theatre tickets and its popularity never seems to waver.

And now it is the turn of those in the Scottish capital to get a look in as The Lion King makes its way to the Edinburgh Playhouse for a run over Christmas and New Year 2013/14. It means that they have the opportunity to witness Simba’s plight as he flees the Pride Land following the death of his father King Mufasa at the hands of his Uncle Scar. With plot elements similar to those of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, plus some stand out musical numbers, it’s no wonder it has managed to become one of the biggest musicals around.

So in a year that also sees musicals like The Rocky Horror Show land in the city, The Lion King begins its run at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 12th October 2013 and then continues into 2014.

Show Information
Booking From: Wednesday, 15th January 2014
Booking Until: Thursday, 16th January 2014
Running Time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Show Status: production_closed
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