Monday, 1 February 2016

The Lion King Musical, Lyceum Theatre London


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.


24 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed it! I'm booking tickets for my 30th in April for me and my mum, can't wait!

    Lisa | Not Quite Enough

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    1. Thank you! Aw that sounds fab! It's a great way to celebrate.

      xo

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  2. We did the Lion King play when we were in Primary school. I was 6 then, so I was just cast as a flower. haha! Would love to see this play, the costumes look amazing. I rewatched Lion King in the cinema after it was redone in 3d a year or 2 ago. Sang along to all the songs and cried when his father died. Just a great Disney show.

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    1. Aww wow! I hope you have photos of that!! That must have been so much fun.
      I didn't know it was in 3D! I dunno if I'd be able to deal with Mufasa's death in 3D! :'( I cried all the way through the musical as the story is so close to my heart.

      xo

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  3. Lion King was absolutely awesome. It had such a drama with the costumes, lighting and songs. However it was the puppetry that really blew me away. The mannerisms of all the animals were recreated and the actors were so talented.
    I really want to go again!
    Kate

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    1. Yes!!! The cheetah, I think it was, she was amazing!!!
      I think most people that have seen it want to go again :)

      xo

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  4. Best musical EVER! I loved it so much when I went and hopefully will get to go again when my sis' next visits me in London!

    x Sandra | Cake + Whisky

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    1. Agreed! Oh yes that sounds like fun! I hope it tours again :P

      xo

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  5. So glad you enjoyed it, it's such an amazing show. I went to see it for my birthday a few years ago now and I've been wanting to go again ever since, determined that this year will be the year. The costumes, music, everything just blew me away

    Moments with Belle

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    1. It really is. You are down that way aren't you? You'll have to go for a birthday or something ;)

      xo

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  6. I'm totally singing Baaa-wiimbaa--baba-me- mommmbwaawaayyy - now :)
    I totally cried the first time I saw it with Mufasa in the stars... so good!

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    1. Yes!! haha I'm singing 'Can you feel the love' as today's film was coincidentally The Lion King!
      I cried allll the way through haha. I was literally sobbing when the elephant came past us. Amazing.

      xo

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  7. We though about seeing it in New York, but decided against it. It does look fantastic from the pictures in the book. Maybe, I'll have to make a point to go to the theatre at some point!

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    1. Ah you would love it I think. The music and costumes are so intricate and awesome - it's a great show minus the Disney factor. I'd recommend it at the Lyceum. ;)

      xo

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  8. Oh wow. I'd love to see The Lion King live one day! It looks, and sounds, amazing. And I loved the film! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. I hope you get the chance - it really is magical!

      xo

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  9. This must have been amazing to see - it's a musical that is high on my list and your photos don't disappoint either! Love the shot of your Mum inside the theatre too, there's something comforting about them, I find. Lovely post and I love the new background colour and layout too. - Tasha

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    1. Oh I cannot put it to words how amazing it was. I hope you get to go soon, I can imagine that you, like me, will really appreciate the little things.
      Thanks Tasha!!!

      xo

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  10. My boyfriend bought tickets for my birthday a couple of years back and I really enjoyed it - the only complaint I had was that it was so bloody warm in there and I thought I was going to pass out haha!

    John ¦ Shout John

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    1. Aw bless him! He has good taste in gifts haha. Oh was it?! Did you go in Summer? We were just nice but it was December so...

      xo

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  11. I've been to see The Lion King twice (once in London and once in Edinburgh) and I absolutely loved it! It is, without doubt, my favourite theatre show ever - from the moment the opening note of Circle of Life starts, I had goosebumps and wanted to cry! I'm so happy that you and your mum enjoyed it! I hope she had a lovely time celebrating her big birthday!

    x

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    1. Oh it's mine too and I've only seen like 3 stage shows haha. I cried through the whole thing! I managed to get a video on the GoPro as the elephant went past but couldn't upload it as I sound like a physco sobbing so much lol.

      xo

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  12. Is Sunderland that bad???!!!!!!

    The Lion King looks fantastic, I always enjoy watching the show at WDW but it is nice to know it can be enjoyed a little bit closer to home!

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