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The Lion King - brand new photography of the award-winning production released

The Lion King, Can you Feel the Love Tonight. Photo credit: Dewynters Photography © Disney.

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DISNEY’S The Lion King has released brand new photography of the award-winning production. Shot on stage at the Lyceum Theatre in London, the collection of photographs mirror the beauty, enormity and vibrancy of the internationally-celebrated stage adaptation of Disney’s beloved animated film.

Unlike traditional production photography which directly represents the action on stage, the brand new images have been designed to immerse viewers into the world of the show, capturing both the dynamism of the storytelling and the emotional journey experienced by the audience.

To view images, click here.

In order to capture the desired effect, photographer Matt Crockett studied the show extensively, carefully selecting pivotal scenes that represent key moments of the production. After creating initial sketches, Crockett carefully collaborated with the creative team at The Lion King to remain faithful to director Julie Taymor’s vision for the production, which is showcased and celebrated throughout the collection.

The final group of images was achieved by shooting various elements individually and combining them in post-production, to create six captivating pictures.

As Dewynters’ in house photographer, Matt Crocket is well known for his portraits, theatre and live entertainment campaigns. He has created images for national magazines and comedy commissions as well as having published a personal work ’50 comics’.

To watch the behind the scenes video showing the journey between Matt’s original concept and the final images, click here.

Disney’s award-winning musical is now in its 17th triumphant year at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Since the UK premiere in London on Tuesday, October 19, 1999, The Lion King has entertained over 13 million theatregoers and remains the West End’s best-selling stage production. It is currently the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time.

Tickets are currently on sale until Sunday, February 26, 2017 for individuals and June 4, 2017 for Groups.

The Lion King premiered on Broadway in 1997 and has now been seen by more than 85 million people across six continents. Nine productions are running concurrently around the globe. In addition to the record-breaking productions in London and New York, The Lion King can currently be seen in Hamburg, Madrid, Tokyo, Mexico City, Shanghai, and on tour across North America and Japan. A new production is also due to open in The Netherlands later this year.