Lion King The Musical

I saw Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, London. Based on the Disney animated film, The Lion King premiered on Broadway in 1997 and The Lion King London opened in October 1999, playing to packed houses ever since!

Lion King The Musical

I had read and heard great things about the Lion King and I was so excited to see it. 

The whole cast played brilliant roles and made the characters come alive, but personally my favourite was the character ‘Rafiki’.
Brown Lindiwe Mkhize, played the character Rafiki. In the movie, Rafiki is a male baboon, but I liked the fact that it was a female in the musical. Many of the main characters were male, so a female ‘Rafiki’ evened it out. I thought her vocals were amazing and she had a great range to her voice.

When the show first started I was a little bit overwhelmed, but as the show moved on I became more involved in the story, I did not want it to stop for the interval. Personally my favourite and most interesting part was the way the actors moved their bodies to mimic the animals and made it look so realistic. When I was younger I was massively into gymnastics, so seeing a dance form that was so athletic, really transported me from the theatre. It was really inspiring.

I greatly enjoyed the experience and most of all loved the music, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.


Sophie Wisheart

Sophie Wisheart

My name is Sophie and I am doing my bronze arts awards. I like dancing, being creative and rabbits.

Recent posts by this author

View more posts by Sophie Wisheart


  • Jeanette Mullins

    On 4 July 2018, 10:47 Jeanette Mullins commented:

    Sounds like a great show. I know what you mean about being overwhelmed with a show and then forgetting about that when you get into it more.

  • Luke Taylor

    On 4 July 2018, 10:57 Luke Taylor Voice Reporter commented:

    Great stuff, Chloe! I have you had a roaring experience!

    I'll let myself out.

  • Summer Ford

    On 13 July 2018, 14:31 Summer Ford commented:

    Sounds fun!

  • Laila Rendell

    On 19 July 2018, 10:22 Laila Rendell commented:

    Wish i could have been there it sounds good.

  • Karen Arulvasagam

    On 19 July 2018, 13:16 Karen Arulvasagam commented:

    So glad that you got to experience it, it's still one of my favourite shows ever and so memorable even though I watched it 17 or 18 years ago! It's great that you were so inspired by what you saw. Perhaps the experience will encourage you to watch more shows in the future. I still remember getting goosebumps when they sang 'The Circle of Life'.

  • Karen Arulvasagam

    On 19 July 2018, 13:23 Karen Arulvasagam commented:

    Really good review Chloe, I'm sure it was a wonderful experience and I really want to go now! I also love the music, especially because my choir sang "They live in you" recently.
    By Maia Arulvasagam

Post A Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment. Click here to sign in now

You might also like

Creative Youth Creative Talent Programme 2020

Creative Youth Creative Talent Programme 2020

by Voice Magazine

Read now