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The Lion King - Best SHOW!
Member Name: Beth21
Advantages: costumes, well adapted
I saw the Lion King at the Lyceum theatre in London (near Covent Garden station) in February of 2009. I had always wanted to see the Lion King but it always appeared to be too expensive. I was on lastminute.com where i found tickets for a Thursdau evening for only £20, as soon as i saw this i bought two!
The Theatre itself was fairly easy to find however it may be more diffecult by those who do not know Covent Garden well. On arriving in the Theatre there was an orange theme which was a nice Mise-en-scene toward the African theme. Luckily we were sat in the stall in very good seats which was an absolute bargain for only twenty pounds.
The first song of teh show was The Circle of Life, the widely known Elton John hit, performed magically by all the great performers. What was extra special about the opening was the different animals walking through the stall and onto the stage. This made me feel like i was a child again, and my heart was racing with excitement, it was just like the first time you saw The Lion King when you were younger. All the songs from the film were featured in the stage show, and were sang and performed extremely well. The characters of Timone and Pumba were Hillarious, as was Rafiki!
All the actors were brilliant, there were no slip ups, or falls and you could see the emotion on their faces which is not always evident when watching a play or musical.
I would deeply recommend this musical to children, adults, even grand parents. It is beautifully adapted for the stage, the msuic, and performing are all Fantastic, it really was the greatest show i have ever seen.
Summary: a brilliant adaptation of a Disney classic
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