I have to be brutally honest and say that I’ve never been a huge fan of The Lion King…till I watched the extraordinary Disney’s multi-award winning musical at the Lyceum Theatre in London. I have been to many musicals but this exceeded my expectation by the beauty, emotion and creativity of this wonderful performance. This left me speechless…
With the movie release on the 19th of July 2019 in the UK, the Lion King is attracting new emotions to the new generations of viewers through the moving story of Simba. This story shown in the cinemas is making people like me to go and see the Theatrical experience of this amazing adventure! And I can tell you, it’s really worth it!
This amazing story has already been in New York since 1997, being the most successful musical worldwide. It has sold millions at the Broadway theatres in New York and is still attracting crowds of people to the movies, to the theatres and all over the digital media through its audiobooks, etc.
Summary of the story The Lion King
Based in the Disney movie, The Lion King musical reminds us a lot of the story of the movie, adding up some changes. The focus is the story of Simba, a young lion of the African savannah in which Mufasa was his father and the Leading King. Scar, Simba’s Uncle creates an ambush which kills Mufasa and moves away Simba from the throne who runs away.
During his escape, Simba makes new friends who help him face many challenges and help him return to the Kingdom and claim the Throne which belonged to his father. This moving story is actually a symbol the Life’s cycle and an inspiration in how to deal with challenges through friendship and love.
The soundtrack, the scenery and all the costumes are just incredible and very different from what to expect with gigantic puppets being the animals of the savannah, as one of the examples. It’s astonishing and terribly sweet, with mixed emotions of love and pain.
This musical with over 20 years of stage has won many Tony awards, including the Best Musical award.
There have been studies concluding that audiobooks are more engaging then watching movies – even if you don’t realise it. Some of the authors suggest it is because it involves the audience in a way that film and TV don’t, encouraging them to take part in the imagining of the story. So if you hear the story first, you want to actually see it yourself to be part of something. It’s not less true that some people would do the opposite but it’s more likely that after watching the movie or the theatre, why bother to read/listen to it.
The Lion is a perfect example where you imagine yourself and then makes you watch it.
I personally think that the place could not be more well chosen. You have the option even to see the exclusive Behind-the-Scenes videos or even to watch the cast at their weekly dance class. I give all the credit to their effort in producing this show because it’s worth every second of it. Besides that the facilities are so well preserved and everything is so prepared for its guests, with an amazing Ballroom bar, a Cloakroom, a Lost Property section, Official Merchandise products and Wifi for its guests, without mentioning the location of the venue which needs no description…
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