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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 82



4.5 star rating Maja from London


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4.5 star rating Rebecca from London,


This was fantastic. I had goose bumps when the performers walked through the audience at the start, I recommend you sit at the end as its fantastic when they walk right past you. You actually start to forget that its people dressed as animals! Could not look away throughout the whole performance. All performers put in a lot of passion. The guys who play timon and pumbaa were amazing as well as the monkey. Definitely recommend this. Was disappointed as kids were kicking mine and my families seats during the show but did not deter from the amazing performance.

4.0 star rating Annabel from london


I first saw lion king some years ago and loved it raved about it encouraged everyone to see it. I went to see it on Thursday night with my five year old daughter and my other daughter who first saw it when she was six. Myself and my daughter who had previously seen it were enjoying the show thoroughly until the adult Simba came on stage. His voice both speaking and singing was more suited to a Noel Coward play lion king is based in Africa and at one stage I wondered if this was a caucasian actor - I am hugely disappointed the rest of the cast resonated Africa but this actor is better suited to areas which are preferably not cultural bound as he seems to have lost his 'tone' the English language tones are very flat and this was direct evidence of mis casting someone in a massive role such as this. Having said that I will go and see it again once this actor has moved on and hopefully is replaced with someone who feels Africa and the story of lion king within their role.

4.0 star rating Sam Smethurst from Cambridgeshire, England


I anticipated this musical with much excitement and am glad to say, I was not disappointed. The production was exceptional. The cast, both in acting and singing, was phenomenal. The writing and directing was on point. The musical was sensational. I was impressed as a person can be and that was on top of all the hype this play has received. However, I have a couple critiques: - Half the new songs were incredible and the other half were not great. "He lives in you" is now one of my favourites and "Chow down" didn't seem to fit in my opinion. - George Asprey let me down a little - Scar is one of my favourite characters. He was the only person I recognised of the cast from a previous production and while he is an actor who knows his craft, this didn't seem like his role. He possessed the volume and ability but not the "evilness" and maliciousness that was so characterful with Jeremy Irons. All in all however, neither of these points could detract from the excellence that is The Lion King

4.0 star rating Skb from London, England


Amazing show - so many magical moments and haunting music. But the sound ! At times you couldn’t hear scar. Young nala and young Donna either had very weak voices or the sound wasn’t right - you couldn’t actually hear some of their lines at the start. I don’t understand why the show doesn’t do anything to rectify this - it makes no sense at all for such an established show and a Disney offering

3.0 star rating EM from London


Although the show was amazing, we didn't enjoy it as much as we should have as we were wrapped up in our jackets and scarves due to the strong breeze blowing through us. When I asked about it I was told thats the way it is and they couldn't/wouldn't do anything about it. Consideing I paid £260 for 3 tickets this was very upsetting and I wouldn't go back to see another show in the Lyceum Theatre. Show itself was amazing though.

3.0 star rating Sarah J from London, UK


Everyone I know who's seen the Lion King on stage could not sing its praises enough. Everyone I know (including me) watched and loved the film as a child. So it was with a heavy heart that I found myself comparing the two throughout the show, and finding the show wanting. There are two reasons I might give for this disappointment which may make you dismiss this review. The first is I was sitting right at the back of the Grand Circle - I could, therefore see all the stage-workings, and it lost a lot of impact from this angle. Still I paid £30 for a ticket! In my opinion, if the show is substandard from a seat, you shouldn't allow people to sit there: it's about quality and brand management. So my first advice is pay for the more expensive tickets if you're going to go at all. The second reason you might dismiss me, is that I consider the film to have been miles better. I can hear you already - well, it's a stage production, things have to change to make it work (Continued in next post)

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Bringing such an epic landscape to life on the stage is quite a feat of creative skill that has yet to be matched anywhere else on stage.

Bringing such an epic landscape to life on the stage is quite a feat of creative skill that has yet to be matched anywhere else on stage...

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