The Lion, Southwark Playhouse

The Lion tickets at Southwark Playhouse, London

Southwark Playhouse Borough, London

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A one-man folk musical telling a true story of survival.

“Every heart is made stronger by scars.”

The Lion is a one-man folk musical telling a true story of survival. With a guitar in hand, Ben confronts his turbulent life’s journey from a rift in his childhood to his own brush with mortality.

During 70 minutes of songs, monologues and virtuosic guitar playing, Ben tells an inspiring story of love, loss, despair and hope that reminds us how, even in our darkest moments, music, family and community can help us find our true voice and the strength to ‘Weather the Storm’.

This production is the first revival of Benjamin Scheuer’s Drama Desk Award-winning autobiographical show, with Max Alexander-Taylor playing the role of Ben.

The Lion is booking from 25 May 2022 until 25 June 2022 at Southwark Playhouse, London.

Creative team

Co-directed by Alex Stenhouse and Sean Daniels, with set & costume design by Simon Kenny, lighting design by Emma Chapman and sound design by Andrew Johnson. Book, music and lyrics by Benjamin Scheuer.

Reviews of The Lion

“My single favourite musical of all of last year, whether on Broadway or in London.” The Stage in 2015

Show Information

Running time
To be confirmed
Performance dates
Booking to 25 June 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Tuesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

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Important Notes

Content warning: Contains discussion of death, depression, cancer and cancer treatment.

Important COVID-19 information: We recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.

Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse Borough, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest Tube or Train: Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, C10, N35, N133, N343
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