The West End production of The Lion King will play its 5,000th performance at the Lyceum Theatre on Tuesday, September 13.

Based on the 1994 Disney animated film, the stage musical features Elton John and Tim Rice's music from the film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from "Rhythm of the Pride Lands," an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.

The London company of The Lion King currently stars George Asprey as Scar, Shaun Escoffery as Mufasa, Stephen Matthews as Zazu, Brown Lindiwe Mkhize as Rafiki, Damien Baldet as Timon, Keith Bookman as Pumbaa, Andile Gumbi as Simba, Ava Brennan as Nala, Gary Forbes as Banzai, Jacquelyn Hodges as Shenzi and Sebastien Torkia as Ed.

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