Stacey from London, UK
REALLY MISSING THE COMEDY CHARACTERS
Unlike its predecessors, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, this Disney theatrical production loses a lot in translation. No tiger, monkey, parrot, or anthropomorphic carpet. The result is a plot full of holes and a show lacking in charm. Sound was a bit iffy in the preview I saw and a "helping hand" was visible enough to be laughed at by the people behind me during one special effect. "Proud of your boy" the beautiful Menken/Ashman song that didn't make the movie is totally wasted. The casting feels off and the American accents in a show that attempts some local jokes are really jarring. The climactic scenes lack tension and energy. If your local panto got permission to use Disney songs you'd probably have more fun and if you've been to a Disney theme park you've probably seen a better live version already. That said, most of the audience seemed happy at the end of the night.
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