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The Lion

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.

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

Important COVID-19 information

We recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.

Important Information

Contains discussion of death, depression, cancer and cancer treatment

Important COVID-19 information

We recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 25th June 2022.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

3:30pm

Tue

8:00pm
8:00pm

Wed

Thu

3:30pm

Fri

8:00pm

Sat

8:00pm
8:00pm

Sun

-

Southwark Playhouse Details

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Northern And Bakerloo

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle, Borough

Directions Icon Directions from Elephant & Castle, Borough :

Borough: Exit & turn right towards Newington Causeway. Located just before the railway bridge. Elephant & Castle: Exit via South Bank University Exit &&

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Facilities at Southwark Playhouse

Bar

Disabled toilets

Southwark Playhouse Location

77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
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The Lion

Southwark Playhouse, London

Running until:
Sat 25th June 2022

Running time:
1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)

Tickets from
£ 14.00