The second part of my birthday was tickets to The Lion King musical. If you haven’t already seen it – then it is a must! I can’t believe I have lived in London for two years and I have only just got around to watching this at the theatre. I have been asked by so many people if it lived up to it’s expectations and I can assure you that from start to finish, it definitely did.
As a child; The Lion King was my all time favourite film so it brought back so many memories and it was actually quite overwhelming and emotional. I laughed a lot with Pumbaa, Timon and Zazu, but almost cried when Nala and Simba rekindled their spark. It amazed me that I knew every step of the show like I had watched it the day before.
The actors are incredibly talented and I was drawn to the show every step of the way. The great thing about it is that it really is for everyone, it caters to all ages and both genders. I loved that the animals walked down the aisles making the audience feel like part of the show.
The costumes and the make up were extremely well created and very well thought out. It was instantly easy to understand and recognise who and what every character was. The giraffes and elephants were wonderful and they were very life like. The effects and background work was really creative and it brought each scene to life.
Lyceum theatre is beautiful inside and out and I would recommend dressing up for the occasion. It’s also just in Covent Garden, one of my favourite, prettiest places in London – so I would recommend grabbing some food and drinks before hand and exploring the area. Also make an exciting stop at the Milk Train for a weird and wonderful candy floss ice cream dessert!
I can’t recommend The Lion King musical highly enough! We had an amazing time. It is a great way to spend the day if you’re in London.