If you knew how long ago I had started this post you would just shake your head at me (if you want a clue, just check the date on ticket).
The Lion King is my all-time favourite Disney film. Even though I have the DVD, whenever it’s on TV you can believe I'll be watching, singing along, and of course crying when Mufasa dies because I mean how can you not?! But until August last year (seriously need to make sure I post about things straight away!) I had never seen it in the theatre.
Now in its 19th year of running, the show is absolutely amazing. I knew it would be from the snippets of footage shared around the ol' interweb but seeing it with my own eyes in like a-whole-nother experience in itself.
I've always heard, and read, such amazing reviews but every time I went to purchase a ticket I felt my heartbreak - I just couldn't part with the money - so, knowing how much I loved the film, for my 24th birthday my dad bought us some tickets.
The costumes were, and still are, unbelievable. The cast's performances and singing was amazing. Why I didn't just bite the bullet and go sooner? Sheer stupidity.
It's truly unforgettable but I wish they had adult only perfomances.
Don't get me wrong I have no issues with children at the theatre, I mean if I had a mini me I'd definitely bring them to to productions like this too, but I was surrounded by parents having to explain everything. single. detail. If you’re taking a child to see something at the theatre, and it’s already a film, PLEASE make them watch it at home first. I can deal with shouting, and constantly wanting to stand up, I mean they're kids after all… just not the constant over-explaining.
Other than that, which is something you get used to about 10 minutes in, it's worth every single penny for the tickets.
Show length: approximately 2.5 hours including the interval.
I’ve never been one for ‘about me’ pages so let's keep it short and sweet: I'm 25 (so I guess you could assume I'm going through a quarter-life crisis), London-based, love food, oh, and partial to a rum-based drink... or just the rum tbh.