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DISNEY’S THE LION KING RETURNS TO WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE IN SUMMER 2020     

DISNEY’S THE LION KING RETURNS TO WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE IN SUMMER 2020

Priority booking sign-up opens today (29 July 2019)
Tickets go on sale September 2019

The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland and Wales Millennium Centre have today announced that Disney’s The Lion King will return to the Centre’s Donald Gordon Theatre in summer 2020. ¬¬¬

The iconic musical will come to Cardiff for seven weeks from 9 July to 29 August 2020. Tickets go on sale in September 2019 and patrons can sign up for priority access to tickets at either www.thelionking.co.uk or www.wmc.org.uk/thelionking from today (Monday 29 July 2019).

The UK cities of The Lion King tour are exclusively supported by VeryMe Rewards from Vodafone UK. Vodafone customers will be able to access the pre-sale tickets through the My Vodafone app 24 hours before they become available elsewhere, on Thursday 5 September 2019.

Over 130,000 people experienced the production across a 10-week, record-breaking season when it last visited the Centre in 2014, generating an estimated £5 million for the local economy.

Graeme Farrow, Artistic & Creative Director at Wales Millennium Centre, said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming this incredible musical back to Wales Millennium Centre next summer. It’s a timeless production which captures the imagination of audiences – both young and old.”

This year, The Lion King celebrates an incredible 20 years in the West End. The musical had its premiere in London on 19 October 1999 at the Lyceum Theatre, which remains its home in London.

Additional ticket information

Wales Millennium Centre Platinum and Gold Members will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets from 10am on Friday 6 September 2019 and Promise Members can buy tickets from 10am on Monday 9 September 2019.

The official Disney and Wales Millennium Centre priority on sale opens at 8am on Monday 16 September 2019 (please note that this is online only and sign up is required).

Tickets will be going on general sale online from 8am, and available from 9am on the phone and in person on Tuesday 17 September 2019, with demand expected to be huge.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thelionking.co.uk or www.wmc.org.uk

Relaxed / Accessible performances

The Lion King will also be presented as a dedicated Relaxed Performance at the Centre on 20 August 2020 at 1.30pm. The Lion King is committed to creating a friendly and inclusive audience experience. Having now hosted five Autism-Friendly performances in London, the landmark musical is delighted to be presenting a Relaxed Performance in each city it visits on the tour.

Performances are specially adapted to be accessible to a wide range of audiences such as those with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs, with extra trained staff on hand and dedicated quiet areas inside the theatre should anyone need to leave their seat. All patrons who feel this performance might suit their specific needs are warmly encouraged to attend.

An internationally celebrated stage adaptation

Julie Taymor’s internationally celebrated stage adaptation of The Lion King opened on Broadway in 1997 and 25 global productions have now been seen by more than 100 million people. The Lion King is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.

The show has been performed in nine different languages (English, Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese), productions of The Lion King can currently be seen on Broadway, in London’s West End, Hamburg, Tokyo and Sapporo, Madrid, Daegu in South Korea and on tour across North America - a total of eight productions running concurrently across the globe.

Having played in more than 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, The Lion King’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.

The previous tour of The Lion King broke attendance records across the nation and the 2019 tour coincides with The Lion King celebrating 20 years at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Since the UK premiere in 1999, The Lion King has entertained more than 16 million theatregoers and remains the West End’s best-selling stage production and the sixth longest-running West End musical of all time.

With a cast of more than 50 actors, singers and dancers, the story of The Lion King is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of Simba's epic adventures as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming king.

The stunning artistry of the production is the work of a team of designers which drew on diverse cultural influences to recreate the rich colours and vast expanses of the African savanna in this daring and inspiring reinvention of one of the most successful animated feature films of all time.

Julie Taymor, one of the world’s most innovative directors, brought a vast array of disciplines to The Lion King, including extensive experience staging epic theatre and opera productions, exploring classic myths through ritualised puppetry, mask, and movement. The Lion King was the first musical Taymor directed in the commercial theatre and she made Broadway history by becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award® for Best Director of a Musical.

The Broadway show’s full creative team, which won five Tony Awards® for its work on The Lion King, reunited in 1999 to recreate the show in London. Julie Taymor and Michael Curry created hundreds of masks and puppets.

Scenic design is by British designer Richard Hudson and lighting is by Donald Holder. Costume design is by Julie Taymor, and choreography by Garth Fagan. The book was adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed the animated feature and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the screenplay.

The original score from the animated film was expanded for the stage and now features 15 musical numbers. As well as writing completely new songs, South African composer Lebo M created an evocative blend of African rhythms and chorales, with additional material by Julie Taymor and Mark Mancina.

Elton John and Tim Rice have added three new numbers to the five that they wrote for the award-winning score of the animated film. The resulting sound of The Lion King is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, including the Academy Award®-winning Can You Feel The Love Tonight and the haunting Shadowland.

Ticket information
• VeryMe Rewards by Vodafone presale: Thursday 5 September 2019, 8am
• Wales Millennium Centre Platinum and Gold Members: Friday 6 September 2019, 10am
• Priority sign up closes: Monday 9 September 2019, 11.59pm
• Wales Millennium Centre Promise Members: Monday 9 September 2019, 10am
• Disney and Wales Millennium Centre Priority On Sale: Monday 16 September 2019 8am
• General sale: Tuesday 17 September 2019 (8am online/9am phones & in person)
• Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thelionking.co.uk or www.wmc.org.uk

Performance information
• Previews: Thursday 9 July – Sunday 12 July 2020
• Premiere/Press Night: Tuesday 14 July 2020, 7.30pm
• Signed Performances: Thursday 23 July & Thursday 13 August 2020 (7.30pm)
• Audio Described Performances: Thursday 30 July & Tuesday 18 August 2020 (7.30pm)
• Captioned Performances: Thursday 6 August & Tuesday 25 August 2020 (7.30pm)
• Relaxed Performance: Thursday 20 August 2020, 1.30pm


MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
For further information about Disney’s The Lion King at Wales Millennium Centre please contact:
Elin Rees, Head of Communications – elin.rees@wmc.org.uk / 029 2063 4717 or
Sophie Garrod, Communications Assistant – sophie.garrod@wmc.org.uk / 029 2063 4661

MAE DISNEY’S THE LION KING YN DYCHWELYD I GANOLFAN MILENIWM CYMRU DROS HAF 2020

Mae cofrestru am flaenoriaeth archebu yn agor heddiw (29 Gorffennaf 2019)
Bydd tocynnau ar werth ym mis Medi 2019

Mae The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland a Chanolfan Mileniwm Cymru wedi cyhoeddi heddiw bod The Lion King yn dychwelyd i Theatr Donald Gordon, Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, yn ystod haf 2020.

Daw’r sioe gerdd eiconig i Gaerdydd am saith wythnos rhwng 9 Gorffennaf a 29 Awst 2020. Mae tocynnau’n mynd ar werth ym mis Medi 2019 a’r cofrestru am flaenoriaeth yn agor heddiw (dydd Llun 29 Gorffennaf 2019).

Cefnogir taith Brydeinig Disney’s The Lion King yn uniongyrchol gan VeryMe Rewards o Vodafone UK. Trwy’r cytundeb hwn bydd Vodafone yn cynnig tocynnau i gwsmeriaid 24 awr cyn iddynt fynd ar werth yn gyhoeddus, ddydd Iau 5 Medi 2019.

Cafodd 130,000 o bobl gyfle i fwynhau’r cynhyrchiad dros gyfnod o 10 wythnos hynod boblogaidd pan ymwelodd â’r Ganolfan ddiwethaf yn 2014, gan gynhyrchu tua £5 miliwn o incwm ar gyfer yr economi leol.

Dywed Graeme Farrow, Cyfarwyddwr Artistig a Chreadigol yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru: “Rydyn ni’n falch dros ben o gael croesawu’r sioe gerdd anhygoel yma yn ôl i Ganolfan Mileniwm Cymru yr haf nesaf. Mae’n gynhyrchiad diamser sy’n apelio at ddychymyg cynulleidfaoedd o bob oedran.”

Eleni mae The Lion King yn dathlu 20 mlynedd anhygoel o fod yn y West End. Cyflwynwyd perfformiad cyntaf y sioe gerdd yn Llundain ar 19 Hydref 1999 yn Theatr y Lyceum, ac yno mae ei chartref yn Llundain hyd heddiw.


Gwybodaeth am docynnau

Bydd modd i Aelodau Aur a Phlatinwm Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru hefyd brynu tocynnau’n gynt, o 10am ddydd Gwener 6 Medi 2019, a gall Aelodau Addewid brynu tocynnau o 10am ddydd Llun 9 Medi 2019.

Mae gwerthiant swyddogol blaenoriaeth Disney a Chanolfan Mileniwm Cymru yn lansio am 8am ddydd Llun 16 Medi 2019 (nodwch taw ar-lein yn unig y mae hyn ac mae angen cofrestru).

Bydd tocynnau’n mynd ar werth ar-lein, dros y ffôn ac yn Swyddfa Docynnau’r Ganolfan o 8am ar-lein a 9am dros y ffôn a wyneb yn wyneb ddydd Mawrth 17 Medi 2019, a disgwylir y bydd galw mawr am docynnau.

Gallwch brynu tocynnau drwy fynd i http://www.thelionking.co.uk/ neu http://www.wmc.org.uk/.

Perfformiadau ymlaciedig/hygyrch

Bydd The Lion King hefyd yn cael ei gyflwyno fel Perfformiad Ymlaciedig pwrpasol yn y Ganolfan ar 20 Awst 2020 am 1.30pm. Mae Disney’s The Lion King yn ymrwymo i greu profiad cyfeillgar a chynhwysol i gynulleidfaoedd. Gyda phum perfformiad Cyfeillgar i Awtistiaeth eisoes wedi eu cynnal yn Llundain, mae’r sioe gerdd arloesol yn falch o allu cyflwyno Perfformiad Ymlaciedig ym mhob dinas y mae’n ymweld â hi ar ei thaith.

Mae perfformiadau’n cael eu haddasu’n briodol i fod yn hygyrch i ystod eang o gynulleidfaoedd, megis rhai ag awtistiaeth neu anabledd dysgu, neu unrhyw un sydd â rhagdueddiad synhwyraidd, gyda mwy o staff cymwys wrth law a gofodau tawel o fewn y theatr rhag ofn bod angen i unrhyw un adael ei sedd. Anogir unrhyw rai sy’n teimlo y bydd y perfformiad yn addas ar gyfer eu gofynion penodol i fynychu.


Addasiad llwyfan sy’n cael ei ddathlu’n rhyngwladol

Agorwyd addasiad llwyfan Julie Taymor o The Lion King, sy’n cael ei ddathlu’n rhyngwladol, ar Broadway yn 1997 a bellach mae 25 cynhyrchiad rhyngwladol wedi eu gweld gan dros 100 miliwn o bobl. Mae The Lion King wedi’i gynhyrchu gan Disney Theatrical Productions, o dan gyfarwyddyd Thomas Schumacher.

Gan fod y cynhyrchiad yn cael ei berfformio mewn naw iaith wahanol (Saesneg, Japanaeg, Almaeneg, iaith Corea, Ffrangeg, Iseldireg, Sbaeneg, Mandarin a Phortiwgaleg), gallwch weld The Lion King ar Broadway, yn y West End Llundain, Hamburg, Tokyo a Sapporo, Madrid, Scheveningen yn yr Iseldiroedd, Daegu yn Ne Corea, ac ar daith ar draws Gogledd America – cyfanswm o naw cynhyrchiad sy’n cydredeg ar draws y byd.

O ganlyniad i’r perfformiadau mewn dros 100 o ddinasoedd mewn 20 gwlad ar bob cyfandir heblaw Antarctica, mae incwm The Lion King yn uwch nag unrhyw ffilm, sioe Broadway neu gynhyrchiad adloniant yn holl hanes y swyddfa docynnau.

Llwyddodd taith flaenorol The Lion King i dorri record presenoldeb ar draws y DU, ac mae taith 2019 yn cyd-daro gyda dathliad 20 mlynedd The Lion King yn Theatr y Lyceum, Llundain. Ers y perfformiad cyntaf yn y DU yn 1999, mae The Lion King wedi difyrru dros 16 miliwn o fynychwyr theatr, ac mae’n parhau i fod y cynhyrchiad mwyaf poblogaidd a’r chweched rhediad hiraf erioed yn y West End.

Gyda chast o fwy na 50 o actorion, cantorion a dawnswyr, mae stori The Lion King yn dod yn fyw yn wyrthiol gyda mygydau, pypedau a gwisgoedd trawiadol i adrodd stori anturiaethau epig Simba, y llew ifanc, wrth iddo ymdrechu i dderbyn cyfrifoldebau dod i oed a chael ei ddyrchafu’n frenin.

Mae celfyddyd syfrdanol y cynhyrchiad yn ganlyniad i waith tîm o gynllunwyr sy’n tynnu ar ddylanwadau diwylliannol i ail-greu lliwiau cyfoethog ac ehangder helaeth y safana Affricanaidd yn yr addasiad ysbrydoledig, beiddgar yma o un o’r ffilmiau animeiddiedig gorau erioed.

Daeth Jayne Taymor, un o gyfarwyddwyr mwyaf arloesol y byd, ag ystod eang o ddisgyblaethau i The Lion King, yn cynnwys profiad helaeth o lwyfannu theatr epig a chynyrchiadau opera, ac archwilio chwedlau clasurol trwy bypedwaith, mygydau a symudiadau. The Lion King oedd y sioe gerdd cyntaf i Taymor ei chyfarwyddo yn y theatr masnachol, a chreodd hanes ar Broadway trwy fod y fenyw gyntaf erioed i ennill gwobr Tony am y Cyfarwyddwr Sioe Gerdd Gorau.

Daeth tîm creadigol y sioe, a enillodd bum gwobr Tony am eu gwaith ar The Lion King, yn ôl at ei gilydd yn 1999 i ail-greu’r sioe yn Llundain, ac aeth Julie Taymor a Michael Curry ati i greu cannoedd o fygydau a phypedau.

Cynlluniwyd y golygfeydd gan y cynllunydd Prydeinig Richard Hudson, y goleuo gan Donald Holder, y gwisgoedd gan Julie Taymor, a’r coreograffi gan Garth Fagan. Addaswyd y llyfr gan Roger Allers, cyd-gyfarwyddwr yr animeiddiad, ac Irene Mecchi, cyd-awdur y sgript.

Ehangwyd sgôr wreiddiol y ffilm ar gyfer y llwyfan, ac erbyn hyn mae’n cynnwys 15 darn cerddorol. Yn ogystal ag ysgrifennu caneuon cwbl newydd, creodd y cyfansoddwr o Dde Affrica, Lebo M, gyfuniad atgofus o rythmau a choralau Affricanaidd, gyda deunydd ychwanegol gan Julie Taymor a Mark Mancina.

Ychwanegodd Elton John a Tim Rice dri darn newydd at y pump a gyfansoddwyd ganddyn nhw ar gyfer sgôr arobryn y ffilm animeiddiedig. O ganlyniad, mae sain The Lion King yn gyfuniad o gerddoriaeth boblogaidd orllewinol a sain a rhythmau unigryw Affrica, yn cynnwys Can You Feel The Love Tonight , enillydd Gwobr Academi, a seiniau atgofus Shadowland.

Gwybodaeth am docynnau
• Blaenoriaeth VeryMe Rewards gan Vodafone: Dydd Iau 5 Medi 2019, 8am
• Aelodau Aur a Phlatinwm Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru: Dydd Gwener 6 Medi 2019, 10am
• Cofrestru am flaenoriaeth yn cau: Dydd Llun 9 Medi 2019, 11.59pm
• Aelodau Addewid Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru: Dydd Llun 9 Medi 2019, 10am
• Gwerthiant Blaenoriaeth Disney a Chanolfan Mileniwm Cymru: Dydd Llun 16 Medi 2019, 8am
• Gwerthiant cyffredinol: Dydd Mawrth 17 Medi 2019 (8am ar-lein /9am dros y ffôn a wyneb yn wyneb)
• Gellir prynu tocynnau trwy ymweld â www.thelionking.co.uk neu www.wmc.org.uk

Gwybodaeth am y perfformiadau
• Rhagddangosiadau: Dydd Iau 9 Gorffennaf – Dydd Sul 12 Gorffennaf 2020
• Perfformiad Cyntaf/Noson y Wasg: Dydd Mawrth 14 Gorffennaf 2020, 7.30pm
• Perfformiadau wedi’u Harwyddo: Dydd Iau 23 Gorffennaf a Dydd Iau 13 Awst 2020,7.30pm
• Perfformiadau gyda Sain-ddisgrifiad: Dydd Iau 30 Gorffennaf a Dydd Mawrth 18 Awst 2020,7.30pm
• Perfformiadau gyda Chapsiynau: Dydd Iau 6 Awst a Dydd Mawrth 25 Awst 2020,7.30pm
• Perfformiad Ymlaciedig: Dydd Iau 20 Awst 2020, 1.30pm


YMHOLIADAU’R CYFRYNGAU:
Am ragor o wybodaeth ynglŷn â Disney’s THE LION KING yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru, cysylltwch ag Elin Rees, Pennaeth Cyfathrebu: elin.rees@wmc.org.uk /
029 2063 4717 neu Sophie Garrod, Cynorthwy-ydd Cyfathrebu: sophie.garrod@wmc.org.uk / 029
029 2063 4661.
Wales Millennium Centre  
web site
: https://www.wmc.org.uk/
Sophie Garrod
e-mail: sophie.garrod@wmc.org.uk
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