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“Great production but awful crowd management”
Review of The Lion King

The Lion King
Ranked #1 of 400 Concerts & Shows in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Whilst I really enjoyed the production, I found the audience very badly mannered and the ushers useless. The queue for the box office was chaotic, signs and barriers might be helpful to help confused tourists. There was a lot of pushing and queue jumping going on. I had good seats in the stalls but this did not stop the adult woman sitting next to me from singing along to every song and the two girls on the other side from talking loudly and incessantly. There were ushers in the vicinity who could have easily told them off. The Lion King is clearly a tourist attraction rather than a realistic London musical experience.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ljgreen2016
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Went with my parents and little brother, im a 24 year old male, and this performence nearly had me in tears! Truly magical. This beauty needs to be on everyones bucket list!!!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Ben L
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I first saw this when it was on tour through the uk a couple of years ago, and thought it was a,among then. but, now seeing it again for the second time in the West end, it was just as amazing as the first time I saw it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sophie R
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Great opener but the vocals of Rafiki should have been louder to show off her fantastic voice. We had good seats In Circle row B Seats 5/6.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank RobbieCandJoyH
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Went to see the Lion King at the Lyceum Wellington Street. Did not disappoint, thoroughly enjoyed the show brilliant start to finish a defiant must see.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Margaret G
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