The Lion King
Lyceum Theatre, London
Seen May 19th, 2018
Written by Jade Prince
This will only be a quick one about Lion King simply because I feel this show doesn’t need another review. I simply want to document my thoughts because all of mu previous beliefs were totally wrong!
I always said I’d never see Lion King as it was overrated, over-priced and dated. Boy, do I retract those statements!
I was in London on a Saturday and had no matinee show so I decided to pop in to the box office to see what the day seat situation looked like. I wasn’t;t expecting anything as ti was 10:30am. Lo and behold they had one lonely seat left. For £20, how could I refuse. So I was seeing the show I had always labelled as overrated.
I tell you what, as soon as the opening number started, “The Circle of Life”, I had chills everywhere! It didn’t take much more to make me cry like a baby. As soon as the giraffes came out I was gone!
Regardless of how long its been in the west end, it still works that Disney magic. Its classic Disney magic.
The puppetry was stunning, Not just the animals but also the scenery. Those grass costumes were so creative!
With the incredible feeling that show gave me, I could so easily get addicted to it!
It was nothing high tech but it worked so well. I never expected that stage and my mind was blown by the way if was used to create those iconic scenes we all know and love.
I could go on but I’ll stop it here. I love it and have never has that kind of reaction with a show!
I’m going again!!!!!!