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“Very disappointed” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Lion King

The Lion King
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$102.35*
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The Lion King Theater Show
Ranked #2 of 339 Concerts & Shows in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: You will never forget the theatrical event that is Disney's THE LION KING. Brilliantly re-imagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney's beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular stage production that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands. 'There is simply nothing else like it.' The New York Times
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Gillingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

We booked this show on a number of reviews by friends and colleagues who raved about it. I have to say that it underwhelmed. Some of the acting/staging, choreography in the first half was am-dram/pantomime-like and much of the dialogue was difficult to hear. Added to that the theatre was like a sauna. Now this may have been an intentional plot to whisk you away to the African plains, but if that was the case some dust and smells should be added! The interval couldn't come soon enough as it allowed us to exit stage left and leave. Maybe it just wasn't for us, we all have different tastes, but this is the first time I and my wife have ever left a show halfway through. The Disney magic passed us by on this occasion.

Visited February 2014
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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“Just The Most Magical Fantastic Show Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

Words cannot describe how wonderful this show is for all ages,the costumes,cast, puppets, humour and atmosphere.
A show you can watch over and over again, just magical.
Many thanks to all involved for making our visit FANTASTIC

Visited February 2014
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“Leaves u speachless!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

U must see it once in your life! It is brilliant, funny and moving! If you have childreen and even if they can understand english only a little, you must take them to see the lion king!

Visited January 2014
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Pana, Illinois
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“Lion King”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

Took my granddaughter and daughter to see this. They loved it but I could see a big difference in the costumes between this production and the production I saw in Chicago, which was more involved, about 10 years ago.

Visited December 2013
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

Absolutely one of the best musicals in London. It's great for adults as well as children, it won't disappoint.

Visited March 2013
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