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The Lion King's West End Reign | reviews, news & interviews

The Lion King's West End Reign

The Lion King's West End Reign

The hit Disney musical celebrates 5,000 performances

Andile Gumbi as Simba in 'The Lion King'Johan Persson

The stage musical The Lion King has been seen by nearly 10 million people in the UK - almost 60 million worldwide – and Lord only knows how many must have seen Walt Disney’s animation. I have a friend who reckons he has seen it at least 26 times and a female acquaintance who firmly believes that curling up in front of the DVD is the cure-all for heartache – well, we can’t all write songs like Adele - but until recently, The Lion King had completely passed me by. I couldn’t even have hummed so much as a crotchet and a quaver of Elton John and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"

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