Thursday, 7 November 2013

The Lion King

So, hands up who hasn’t seen The Lion King on DVD? There won’t be many hands raised one would suspect, especially if the people you are asking have children.

Following its success on film, and popularity among an entire generation of young fans, it might have seemed a daunting task to bring it to life on stage. Yet that is what has been achieved: life. The animal costumes show creativity and meticulous care; the movement, colour and sound, the wildlife in the stalls and the African soundtrack mixed with the now familiar pop songs from the talented, musical mind of Sir Elton John engages the audience and leaves them stunned. The theatre is alive, it feels like the East African plain and you are there.

Words like spectacular and extravaganza are so readily and easily thrown at musicals, when are they not described as such in their advertising? Yet these are crowns that sit so easily on this head; indeed, few are more deserving of these titles than The Lion King.

The whole family will be entertained by this visual delight as have millions of others who have attended performances of The Lion King for over a decade. Tickets are available now from

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