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“Very good family-friendly show in London”
Review of The Lion King

The Lion King
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$115.68*
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The Lion King Theater Show
Ranked #2 of 359 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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 12, 2014

The Lion King is in its 15th season at the West End and remains a great show for families with children, who are eager to take in a theatre performance while in London. Have seen the shown a couple times over the years and found it enjoyable on both occasions.

The show is around 2.5 hours long but has the ability of keep the audience interested with the creative costumes, unique dance arrangements, movements and storyline. We noted children seemingly captivated throughout the performance, which was nice to see.

You can buy Lion King tickets online in advance of your travels to London, which might be a good idea if you are visiting during the summer months, when tickets might be more difficult to get after you arrive in the city. In the end, this is probably one of London’s better theatre options for families with children.

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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Brilliant!! It was amazing, especially the music and I was amazed with the park!! Performers were great, and their voices were exceptional.

Thank JaniceFen87
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

I'm not a big fan of musicals but I was really impressed by the genius and complexity the set , the puppets and costume. It is visually stunning. I didn't much care about the quality of the acting or the songs but it was a really pleasing experience for both adults and children.

Thank oribie
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

A wonderful musical for any age! This must be one of the classics now and the show continues to be magical. The puppets, costumes, singing and acting are all superb. Just a fabulous show! Highly recommended!

Thank John_Wayne2010_12
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

This was very enjoyable, and I was sat with tears in my eyes most of the time (I get very emotional about the Lion King lol) The music was great (although I was a little disappointed at the times it was not exactly like in the films, but oh well)
Rafiki was great, and The hyenas were absolutely brilliant! Very creative show and I really liked how they solved the storytelling. As someone mentioned, the young Simba was a little bit distracting, as his performance was not top notch, but you can't really complain as it is a big production for just a little kid.

Thank Skathi
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