'The Lion King' returning to Dublin in December for a limited run

By Brian Dillon

Beloved stage musical 'The Lion King' will make its long-awaited return to Dublin this December for a limited six-week run, The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre announced.

The production features a whopping cast of over 50 actors, singers and dancers and will begin at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on December 23rd 2021, running until February 5th 2022. The show's cast use puppets, masks and costumes to bring the beloved 1994 to life on the stage.

Much like the movie, the stage show follows Simba as he struggles with his journey into adulthood and becoming the king of the Pride Lands.

The mega popular show has been enjoyed by over 100 million people worldwide since its initial Broadway opening in 1997. The musical has not returned to Dublin since its last visit to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in 2013.

To date, the musical has played in more than 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica.

Tickets for the limited run in Dublin start from €26 and go on sale this Friday, September 17th at 9am through Ticketmaster.

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