“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
★★★★★ “A little masterpiece…” WhatsOnStage
★★★★★ “A rare and beautiful gem that succeeds on all fronts.” Musical Theatre Review
★★★★ “Intimate and unpretentious” The Stage
Contains discussion of death, depression, cancer and cancer treatment. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 020 7407 0234 if you’d like more information.
Max Alexander-Taylor Directors
Set & Costume Designer
Production Photos by Pamela Raith
Rehearsal Photos by Pamela Raith