The Lion King. A very significant story for me and now a worldwide musical sensation. Just like the WB Studio Tour, this has been something I've wanted badly to do for many years but as I've said, London is very far away and very expensive. Yes, it has toured but the closest to us it came was Sunderland and we don't go to that 'shadowy place' :P
Anyways, we finally used my Mam's 60th birthday as the event in which to visit and use it to celebrate. In this post, I will share a couple images of the theater and some shots from inside the book I bought as obviously I couldn't photograph the show myself. Enjoy.
We had fantastic seats! In the 4th row and right on the aisle, where we got to experience seeing some of the amazing 'animals' up close as they passed through the audience. I was also surprised at how small the Lyceum was to be honest. I've only ever been to see one show in London and that was Annie when I was 8 or 9, so don't have much to compare it to, but I assumed with it being a big show in an even bigger city it would seat more people. Either way, it's a beautiful building.
Now the show itself? Well, every single person that had told me they'd seen it before raved about it. It was everything they said and more. Each and every one of the actors/dancers/singers were incredibly talented, like insanely talented (of course, they have to be to be in the theatre but still)! The music was fabulous, the costumes were so original, intricate and well thought out, the lighting and stage sets - awe-inspiring. It was all just more that I could have ever imagined.I cried...a lot, I sang and I left with sore hands from clapping by the time it ended.
What a perfect way to spend Mam's birthday. It's so nice to have these photos and memories that will last forever.
Have you been to see the Lion King? If not, is it something you'd be interested in? I really want to see Aladdin too but will just have to hope that it tours as we won't be visiting London again in a hurry haha.