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Extensions for Stomp and The Lion King

Monday, 22nd Jun 2015

Two Top west end shows Add New Dates at their Respective Homes

Two of the West End’s top shows have added new dates at their respective homes of the Ambassadors Theatre and the Lyceum Theatre, ensuring their long stays in the capital continue into at least 2016. Whilst this doesn’t mean that the shows will end their runs next year, it does mean that audiences now have more dates to choose from when it comes to picking up theatre tickets.

Stomp is the high profile percussive musical that runs at the Ambassadors Theatre and has been entertaining audiences in its current run for 13 years, though it has had a presence in the capital since 1994. Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, it famously sees performers creating a range of percussive sounds utilising regular household items, from bin lids to toilet plungers, mixing comedy, dance and sound to create a memorable show.

It is famous around the world, and beyond London it has entertained audiences throughout the UK, including in the Scottish capital where it originally premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It went on to win numerous awards and found huge success in London’s West End.

And it is thanks to this success that the show now boasts a new booking extension. The production is now booking at the Ambassadors Theatre for dates up to Sunday 5th June 2016.
The Lion King also extends to 2016, though it will go to January rather than the summer month that Stomp has announced, giving fans of the show new dates to choose from.

The musical, an adaptation of the 1994 Disney film of the same name, sees Simba the Lion Cub grow up in The Pride Land under the guidance of his father King Mufasa. But when the latter dies at the hands of his Uncle Scar, Simba flees his home, blaming himself for the tragedy. Years later, however, Simba returns home to face Scar once and for all.

One of the West End’s most popular shows, The Lion King has been running at the Lyceum Theatre since September 1999 and has also been seen on numerous world stages.

The production’s extension means that it is now booking at the West End venue to Sunday 3rd January 2016.

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