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Disney announces third autism-friendly Lion King performance

Following the success of autism-friendly performances in 2013 and 2014, a third specially adapted performance of Disney’s musical The Lion King has been announced for Sunday, August 30 with tickets on sale now. The musical was the West End’s first-ever autism-friendly performance in April 2013. Disney worked closely with the National Autistic Society to create an adapted performance more suitable to those affected by the estimated 500,000 people in the UK with an autistic spectrum condition. These dedicated performances of The Lion King feature modifications to the booking process, performance and the theatre environment, including:• The theatre’s foyer includes designated


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