Written on: 25/11/2010
Costumes good and animals impressive but having heard most of the songs from Elton the singing for me was disappointing. Apart from Simba it seemed everyone was screaming their head off at least that was how it came across to me in the Royal Circle.
I think children would enjoy it and find the hyenas, the warthog and meerkat who did a reasonable version of Hakuna mutata very amusing. The best bit for me were the 2 drummers.
I guess it is a difficult story to portray on stage and I just found it hard to immerse myself into.
Having said all this one of the resons for going was the good reviews had heard previously so maybe I was expecting to much or picked a bad night.