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Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.4 Stars)

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5.0 star rating Anne from London, England

STUNNING

Came to watch this with my 8 year old son. We both absolutely loved it. Opening scenes were magical and brought out emotions I was definitely not expecting. Beautifully done and great for all ages

4.5 star rating H Q from york

LIONKING HALF TERM 2009

Great show, the kids & adults loved it, it was my second time & I would recommend it to anyone. 3 members of our party felt that adult Nala was off key in all her numbers. Hope it was a one off!

4.5 star rating Johan Swensson from Åhus,Sweden

THRILLING!

An absolute thrill to watch. We were mesmerized by the performances both individually and for the whole setting. A technically brilliant performance but also with a great bit of feeling and sense of humour. A show truly worth recommending! The Swensson family, Åhus Sweden

4.5 star rating Maja from London

TRULY ENTHRALLING!

My review is here: http://turquoiseus.blogspot.co.uk/

4.5 star rating Rebecca from London,

SIMPLY AMAZING

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

A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED

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

A ROAR-SOME EXPERIENCE...

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

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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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