Book Tickets

The Lion

Swindon Arts Centre

Wed 13 - Sat 16 July 2022

The Lion
SHOW INFORMATION

Book, Music and Lyrics by Benjamin Scheuer

“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’.

The Lion, directed by Alex Stenhouse and Sean Daniels, is the first revival of Benjamin Scheuer’s Drama Desk Award-winning autobiographical show, with Max Alexander-Taylor playing the role of Ben.

Producer Danielle Tarento says: “I have loved Benjamin’s writing and this show for nearly a decade so to get to work on it in a brand new production is such a privilege. And, after the two years we’ve collectively lived through, to share this story of courage in the face of adversity and hope triumphing over sorrow feels all the more timely and poignant.”

Running times: 70 minutes no interval
Age restriction: 16+
This show comes with the following content warning - contains discussion of death, depression, cancer and cancer treatment.

Tickets: £19

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