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Spectacular in Every Way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Member Name: katygriff
My fiancé has always had a love of the lion king film so for his birthday I said I would take him to see the theatre version in London. After a 6 month wait we finally went last weekend and all I will say is that if there is one theatre production you go to, make sure it is the Lion King as it is fantastic!!
Tickets are easy to come by so you can go online or give the Lyceum theatre a call and you will be able to choose from practically every day and some days twice a day to which performance you want to go to. They play at 2.30 in the afternoon on Saturdays but we went to the 7.30 show.
The tickets were almost £60 each after paying booking fees but for a child ticket I would have thought they were a bit cheaper. This may seem expensive so we did think we hope the show is fabulous as it is a lot of money but believe me it is worth every penny.
So the show is on at the Lyceum theatre which is a beautiful theatre which is easily walked to from Covent Garden and Charing Cross stations and is easy to find. Lion King posters are all over the theatre with a big lions face on them and due to the orange and yellow colours you know you have reached the correct place.
In the theatre and it is lovely with great decoration and has a very royal appearance to it I think due to the luscious colours. There is a bar where you can buy some drinks but they are expensive as it was £2.50 for a small lemonade. There is also a small gift shop which sells towels, magnets, pens and programmes. They are not that badly priced either at £3 for some pencils and £4 for a programme.
So the show now goes on for a good 2 hours and every minute of it is fantastic! It begins with a fantastic rendition of circle of life with so many characters coming on stage and they make full use of the aisles and the boxes for animals to come down and some of the costumes are huge and amazing to watch.
From the second you see an elephant coming down the aisles to the side of you, you know you are watching something special here. The music is not overloud and the characters look amazing. The giraffes, elephants, leaopards, lions and practically everything is made and acted to perfection and it is spectacular.
There is a box which is used to hold drums and everything is truly brilliant with great music and the sets are amazing. I seriously don't know how they did some of them and I am still trying to work out how Scar's costume worked but you do have to use your imagination and if you do you will not be disappointed at all!!!
The show does follow the movie very well and all of your favourite lines and songs should be in there which is great. There is new music which is great and I have not got a bad word to say about any of it. We all sat there with smiles on our faces the whole evening and the most important thing is that the cast looked like they were having a great time as well which was nice.
I recommend that everybody sees this at some point. It plays daily and it is worth the trip to London to see. Save your money and give it a go.
Thanks for reading.