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At its heart is the powerful story of Simba and his epic adventure to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
There is simply nothing else like it.- New York Times
Awe-inspiring. A gorgeous gasp-inducing spectacle- Time
This deeply felt celebration of life feels as fresh and soul-stirring as ever- The Daily Telegraph
It lights up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination- Evening Standard
Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone of what is now the Sunderland Empire on 29 September 1906 and took to the stage on 1 July 1907 to officially declare the theatre open. Masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Osward Stoll, the Sunderland Empire Theatre has undergone many changes since it opened but remains the North East’s premier entertainment venue.