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You must see this show before you die!
Member Name: dramaxxqueenxx05
Advantages: everything! set, make-up, acting, costume.
Disadvantages: The show is only in London
When I looked on web sites for theatre trips (as I'm a drama student and theatre is my life!) - I always saw 'The lion king' being one of the best broadway shows, however I was always worried that the target audience was for kids, and the tickets being very expensive (between 50 - 60 pounds, sometimes more depending if you buy from a web site or the box office) But when it came to my 18th birthday my aunt and uncle bought me a ticket to go and see the show on 13th January 2010. When I told my cousin I got a ticket to go and see it - she went to see it as well for her 18th and she loved it and even cried in the show! as she is a huge fan of disney films. (especially ones in the 90s)
January 13th - the day finally arrived and I was so excited and couldn't sleep the night before (Like a kid getting over excited on christmas eve)
The show began at 2:15, the show is located at the lyceum theatre, Wellington square (quite near Covent Garden and Leicester square)
The theatre is probably one of the most beautiful theatre i've seen! The interior of the theatre was red and plated with gold (me and my cousin tried to take some pictures of the theatre as it looked so amazing!) But we didn't have enough time as the show was about to begin....
Already it had the most incredible opening...with animals walking onto the stage and an elephant even walked through the audience (it was very realistic as the actors/puppeters walked exactly like animals)
The set was done in most the unique way ever, instead of having set moved around, (like most performances you see) they had the actors to become the set (e.g. to become grass!)
The actors all did an incredible jobs at their parts, big, medium, small, cameo. The actor who played Zazu actually sounded like Rowan Atkinson (who was the voice of Zazu in the film version!)
The make-up was done beautifully and must have taken hours to do!
The soundtrack was one of the best things and probably the best broadway soundtrack sung beautifully with strong, powerful words and emotion (all actors did this brilliantly) All songs were done by Elton John and Tim Rice
the songs are:
the circle of life
Can you feel the love tonight?
I just can't wait to be king
The Lioness hunt
The morning report
they live in you
The stampede/ Rafiki Mourns
One by one
The madness of King Scar
He lives in you (re-prise)
Simba confronts Scar
King of pride rock/circle of life
Overall, my experience was not what I expected! As I thought this was going to be for kids and it wouldn't be as good, but when I left the theatre I was blown away by the performance and it was a brilliant day and I would defo go and see this again! I recommend this show to anyone.No matter how old or young you are this will be a theatre experience you'll always remember!
So if you love going to the theatre, a drama student or don't know what broadway show to go and see. This show is a must-see before you die! Words cannot describe how amazing this show is! The cost of tickets are expensive..but it's money well worth spending!
5 out of 5 stars. But if there were 10 I would give it 10!
Summary: a theatre experience you'll never forget!