DISNEY'S 'THE LION KING' TO PLAY BRADFORD ALHAMBRA
Performances begin for seven week season on 21 March 2014
Disney's award-winning musical is biggest production to ever tour the UK
Disney today announced that its award-winning production of THE LION KING will play the Bradford Alhambra from Friday 21 March 2014. Disney's THE LION KING will play for seven weeks in Bradford, as part of the show's record-breaking UK tour, giving audiences the opportunity to experience the global phenomenon in their local theatre.
Four years in the making, this truly international production brings together a cast of over 50 actors, singers and dancers, from 17 different countries, supported by a backstage team of over 100 people. The touring production is the biggest musical production ever to tour the UK. With hundreds of masks, puppets and more than 700 elaborate costumes representing 26 different types of animal, 21 giant trucks are used to transport everything across the country. In total, the touring production will visit 10 cities across the UK & Ireland over two and a half years, with further dates and locations to be announced.
Fiona Thomas, Vice President of Live Entertainment for The Walt Disney Company EMEA, said 'We are excited to be bringing Julie Taymor's legendary production of THE LION KING to the Bradford Alhambra. Delighted by how much audiences enjoy THE LION KING in London, we look forward to sharing this record breaking show with audiences in Yorkshire.'
Disney's THE LION KING is based on the beloved Academy award-winning animated film which was entrusted to Director and Co-Designer Julie Taymor to adapt the film for the stage. Taymor brought a vast array of disciplines to THE LION KING which draws upon her immeasurable experience of various theatrical styles and cultures to tell the compelling tale of Simba, the young lion cub, as he journeys through life and struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role of King.
The acclaimed stage adaptation of Disney's 1994 film was first seen on Broadway in 1997, where it recently became the highest grossing show in Broadway history. The production has now been seen by over 65 million people across five continents and the acclaimed West End production continues to sell out at London's Lyceum Theatre in its 14th triumphant year.
In addition to the record-breaking productions in London and New York, Disney's THE LION KING can currently be seen in Tokyo, Hamburg, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Brazil and on tour in the US and Japan. In 2013 there will be a new production in Sydney, Australia.
To date, this new touring production has enjoyed sell-out, record-breaking seasons in Bristol and Manchester. The production is currently playing in Dublin and forthcoming seasons have also been confirmed in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Plymouth. Both audiences and critics have embraced Disney's THE LION KING, giving it rave reviews and standing ovations.
Disney's THE LION KING will play the BRADFORD ALHAMBRA:
FRIDAY 21 MARCH - SATURDAY 10 MAY 2014
Tickets for Disney's THE LION KING go on general sale
on Wednesday 12 June 2013 at 8am at the Theatre Box Office
and at 10am via 01274 432000 or www.thelionking.co.uk
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