“It is time”…after 109 performances and playing to over 190,000 people, Disney’s THE LION KING will complete its sell-out run here at Birmingham Hippodrome this Saturday.
The legendary musical, the largest touring theatre production in UK history, attracted visitors from every corner of the Globe. Audience members travelled from as far afield as New Zealand, Kuwait and from throughout Europe, as well as UK patrons visiting from Inverness through to Brighton.
We are thrilled to have welcomed over 50% new first-time bookers to the theatre, generating huge benefits for the city. “Millions of pounds” have been generated for Southside bars, restaurants and shopping districts, as well as the thousands of patrons the production attracted to Birmingham who stayed overnight in one of the City’s hotels.
The touring production now moves on to Edinburgh for a 15-week season at the Playhouse, marking the first time the musical will play in Scotland. Meanwhile, the acclaimed West End production continues to play at London’s Lyceum Theatre, where it is entering its 15th triumphant year.
Thanks to all of you who came along and for making The Lion King the pride of Birmingham…