The Lion King Show

You may have read here that for my birthday I got a very special treat. I was so excited when I opened an envelope to find three Lion King Tickets inside. I love the theatre and Disney so of course The Lion King was on my to do list. Straight from the west end the Lion king has had great reviews and looked amazing.

   My Mum and Dad went to see it and so did my brother in law and his girlfriend. They both said it was unbelievable, amazing, fantastic etc etc. I couldn't wait. 
 
Daddy had pre ordered a souvenir brochure and tote bag so we picked that up on arrival. We were sat in the stalls of the Liverpool Empire. It was jam packed. I didn't see one empty seat. We had aisle seats so it can be a pain having to get up and down when people want to get past but I like aisle seats in case I need a wee during the show.
 

We got ourselves comfy and then Daddy's friend came over to see us. He was sat just behind us with his wife and son. It seems everyone has taken the opportunity to see the show while it is up north.
 
When the lights went down you could feel the excitement and anticipation in the air. The stage curtain went back and within minutes there were animals filling the stage and making their way through the theatre onto the stage. It was breath taking. All the animals were people wearing costumes, masks or on stilts it really was amazing. The lady who played Rafiki the Monkeys had the most amazing voice as she sang Circle of Life.
 
The stage show followed the movie storyline and simba soon grew into a young cub and was played by boy and Nala by a girl. They didn't have any masks on or animal costumes.
 
Scar was amazing. The actor was brilliant and played the part perfectly. Mufasa too was great and had a really powerful strong voice. Zazu was play by Scotsman and was very funny.
 
I loved all the characters and the first half flew by. When Mufasa died I had tears in my eyes. It was so sad and even though I knew it was coming I still was shocked.
 
I was looking forward to the second half because I just love Timone and Pumbaa. They were very funny and I did enjoy the second half but it didn't excite me as much as the first. The audience got louder too as the little ones started to get a little restless. For me there just didn't seem to be a lot going on in the second half and the stage seemed empty compared to the first half.
 
Overall though it was amazing and even though the price of the tickets were expensive it really was worth every penny. There is something special about the theatre and even though it wasn't the west end or broadway for just under three hours it definitely felt like it.
 
Do you enjoy going the theatre?
 
What's your favourite show?
 

16 comments

  1. Sounds like you had an amazing time! I would love to go and see it :) x

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  2. sounds like you had a great time, something I'd like to see too.

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  3. I've only been to the theatre a couple of times, to see amateur productions starring school children from local theatre schools.I always think that theatre is something special as your're right there where the action is.

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  4. Ooh I think it sounds fab and sometimes you do just have to say heck, it's worth the money! :-)

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  5. Glad to hear it because I want to see it too even more so now

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  6. Such a treat to go to the theatre. I just wish I was closer to London as I miss all the shows and theatre performances I used to see

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  7. I've seen the lion king and it was fantastic. I'd love to see it again!

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  8. I rarely go but love the theatre - never seen the Lion King, sounds like f

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  9. I'd love to see the Lion King. Its a great story! x

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  10. That sounds amazing!! I saw the Lion King when I was really little, its a wonderful musical. My favourite is probably now, Jersey Boys, Oliver, or Hello Dolly. When I was a kid I absolutley loved Cats and Starlight Express though, Cats is really visually pleasing and Starlight Express is on rollerskates and had 3D elements when I saw it, great for kids! x

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  11. nI'm so happy you enjoyed the show. I'm not a big Disney fan and have only seen the Lion King movie once, but I think I too would love it as a play.

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  12. I LOVE the theatre. The Lion King is definitely on my 'must see' list! It looks wonderful :)

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  13. I love the theatre but rarely go now as it is so expensive. Glad you had a good time and that last pictue is lovely. Mich x

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  14. What a lovely night out, the show sounds amazing! I haven't been to the theatre in years, will have to put it on my to-do list. I wanted to see The Sounds of Music in our local opera house but never got round to it - boo :(

    Thanks for linking up to my blog hop #WhereRainbowsEnd

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  15. This looks fabulous! Something I know my troop would love to see themselves! Maybe next time it's in Belfast we'll go! x

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  16. Ah, what a wonderful show! I'd love to see The Lion King, I may take my son when he is a bit older, I think he would love it too. Thanks for linking up to #WHWH

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