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A ROARing sucess fit for a King???
Member Name: kcsevenoaks
Advantages: Fantastic staging, costumes and songs.
This musical has been playing at London's Lyceum Theatre for over 10 years now and is still proving to be a roaring success. Based on the Disney classic of the same name, this has be recreated from the animation we all know and love into a breathtaking musical which will leave you amazed by amazing costumes, puppetry, songs and staging.
This is one for all the family, young and old will be amazed by what is going on stage and around them in the main theatre. If you can get seats in the stall and near a central aisle for a show you won't forget.
The story is a tale of a young lion cub, Simba , and his eventual rise to be King of the Pridelands. We are taken on the journey with classic songs as, "I just can't wait to be king" and "hakuna matata", as well as some original songs written for the musical including some lovely African inspired ones. The staging is fantastic and the animals are brought to life through some amazing costumes and puppets that are so effective you forget that there is a human inside them or operating them.
Simba's journey to Kinghood is not an easy one and if you throw in a jealous uncle, a pack of evil hyenas and the unlikely hero's in the shape of a wart hog and a meerkat you are in for a story which will have you laughing and crying and laughing again. It's a must see!
The show is around 3hrs long with a 20min interval. Closest tube is Covent Garden and mainline train is Charring Cross.
Summary: A fantastic family show
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