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London Extensions for the Lion King and More

Thursday, 23rd Jun 2011

The Disney Adaptation Extends at the Lyceum whilst Two Royal Court Productions Also Extend for One Week

The Lyceum Theatre’s “The Lion King”, plus the Royal Court’s “Chicken Soup with Barley” and “The Village Bike” have both been granted extensions in the capital, giving audience members more opportunity to pick up Theatre Tickets in the future. The former has extended to April 2012 and the latter two have extended to 16th July 2011 and 30th July 2011 respectively.

“The Lion King” is the high profile musical adaptation of the 1994 Disney movie of the same name. It follows Simba the Lion Cub from his birth to his eventual rise to power in the Prideland, taking its cues from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” along the way. After King Mufasa – Simba’s father – is killed at the hand of Simba’s uncle Scar the blame is pinned on him and he flees the Prideland, vowing never to return. But eventually he decides to confront his past as an adult, returning to his home to face Scar once and for all.

The production opened back in 1999 and remains strong at the Lyceum Theatre, where it is now booking to Sunday 1st April 2012.

Meanwhile, two other shows have extended in London as well, albeit outside of the West End. Andrew Wesker’s “Chicken Soup with Barley” opened its doors at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs earlier in the month and has become a popular and acclaimed show, ensuring an extension that now takes it to Saturday 16th July 2011.

The Dominic Cooke-directed production tells the story of a Jewish woman who must keep her family together as a communist and political fighter in East London.

Finally, the “Village Bike” is yet to open its doors at the Royal Court Upstairs venue but has already been granted an extension. It means that when it begins performances at the London theatre on Friday 24th June 2011 it will now continue though to Saturday 30th July 2011.

The production features the likes of Ramola Garai working from a script by Penelope Skinner and tells the story of a woman whose husband is less interested in her now she is pregnant, sending her in a dangerous direction.

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