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Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.3 Stars)

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3.0 star rating Luka from London, England

MEH...

Went to see the lion king together with my family today. I think it is worth to see once, but byfar not as good as people say. The choreography was mediocre, some new songs and scenes added to the story were not as good either. The characters are not played by the correct actors in my view. Overall I'd give it 6/10. Not bad but not great either.

3.0 star rating Fabio from London, England

A GOOD SHOW

I went to see the show last night the 4th of may 2022. The costumes, colors and lights are amazing and I can see how much work has been done to create discographies like this. You can see though that it something happening from a very long time, the show has lost accuracy and you can feel it. The singing of the main characters did not impress me at all. The theater was EXTREMELY noise with people having food all the time long and disturbing constantly, that was very irritating, do you really need to have food during the show?!?!.

2.0 star rating M Barnes from London,

NOT LIKE IT USED TO BE

I saw Lion King in London about 6 years ago and it was without doubt one of the best shows I had ever seen. I returned last night and was sorely disappointed. The quality of singing by young Simba and young Nala was school production grade and Scar was not much better. At eye wateringly high prices, the whole cast should be outstanding. Clearly this is a big money making machine, but poor value for money. Costumes still fantastic but does not justify the highest prices in the West End.

2.0 star rating Cat Williams from Wirral england

SO DISAPPOINTED

What a poor man’s panto this was. I wanted to see this so much but sadly we all found it to be so lacking in anything. We left at the interval and we never do that. 5 of us paid a lot for these tickets but it was the biggest waste of money. Young simba was out of tune and it had no gusto!

1.5 star rating Peter from London

OH I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GO HOME...

The hype surrounding this show had me anticipating a spectacle of colour and amazing choreography. Colourful it was, and some of the staging was impressive, but the poor singing, wooden acting and out of tune orchestra meant that I didn't enjoy it at all. There were plenty who did (including my 5 year old grand-daughter) but I was incredibly disappointed. There were some redeeming factors - the puppetry was OK (although nothing particularly innovative), some of the animals were impressive (giraffes and hyenas especially) and some of the cast had good voices, but I would not recommend it to anybody above the age of 8 or who has a modicum of taste. Spend your money on something else.

1.0 star rating Pinky from England

OVERRATED

The opening scene was fantastic. Unfortunately it was all downhill from there. Despite great singing voices the show was dull. Most of the animals created by the puppeteers were only used in the opening and closing songs. The scenes were sparse and uneventful. The woman in front of me was so bored she reverted to reading articles on her mobile phone (which should have been switched off!) The family at the side of me could not keep their 9 year old awake. The publicity appears to show a production full of wonderful animals and exciting scenes. Not so. The orchestra played really well and the drummers on either side of the audience were brilliant. Expensive and overrated.

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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.

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