Behind the scenes with the Olivier Audience Award hopefuls

We go backstage with the West End plays and musicals in the running for this year's BBC Radio 2 Audience Award at the 2014 Olivier Awards



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Disney's The Lion King

Director Julie Taymor’s ‘The Lion King’ is now in its fourteenth year at the Lyceum Theatre and is still one of the West End’s most popular shows. This has much to do with the heart-rending story of Simba, made famous by the 1994 Disney animation, and the famous score penned by Elton John and Tim Rice. Head of production Richard Oriel, who has worked on the show since its arrival in London, takes Time Out on a backstage safari, introducing us to some of the team responsible for the costumes and innovative puppetry techniques that bring the savannah to the stage in such breathtaking fashion.

  1. Lyceum Theatre 21 Wellington St, WC2E 7RQ
  2. Until Sun Jul 20
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