King-sized Sunderland record

Published: 22 May 2023
Reporter: David Upton

The Lion King Credit: Catherine Ashmore

Disney’s The Lion King ended a record-breaking season at Sunderland Empire May 6 having performed to more than 100,000 audience members during the production’s second visit to the city.

The show broke box office records for the highest single day of ticket beating its own record by the first tour of The Lion King.

Disney’s Aladdin runs at Sunderland Empire February 15–March 10.

    Related listings

  • Aladdin - Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin, book by Chad Beguelin (Disney Theatrical Productions)
  • The Lion King - Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice (Disney Theatrical Productions)

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