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The King of Theatre
Member Name: starshine35
Advantages: clever and imaginative adaptation
As a child this was one of my favourite Disney films so seeing it come alive on stage was an jaw dropping experience for me. From the first note to the last it was like i had been transported into a dream. The show is nothing short of spectacular. It's so hard not to like this even if musicals aren't really your thing because you develop this huge appreciation for what they do. The set and the costumes are so clever and intricate. You might wonder how they can turn a cartoon where pretty much anything can be animated gets turned into a stage performance but they do it in such a clever and imaginative way.
The story behind it all is based on Hamlet and it is a moving, funny and heart warming tale of friendship, leadership, sacrifice and the difficult task of growing up. The performers show an incredible array of skills from singing to acting to dance to puppetry. Everyone is outstanding and the band also do an incredible job. The story really comes alive on stage and you feel like you have been transported to the African savanna. The songs are powerful, enchanting and fun and will leave you humming it all the way home.
Summary: A spectacular adaptation of a great children's film
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