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The Lion King – Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh

Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Mark McCulloch [Rating:5] Adored the world over, The Lion King has taken over Edinburgh’s Playhouse as part of a two and half year tour, amassing a fleet of 23 trucks to transport the set, puppets and costumes around the UK and Ireland. The story ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with the stars of the Lion King

Anticipation has been building throughout the country since the announcement in January that Disney’s legendary musical The Lion King would make its Scottish premiere at the Edinburgh Playhouse this autumn. The international cast of 52 performers from 18 different countries have arrived this week in Edinburgh with 23 trucks and to the news that over 210,000 tickets have been sold ...

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Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show, Lowry Theatre – Salford

Director: Jay Smith Reviewer: Paul Downham [rating: 4.0]   From the moment you walk into the foyer of the Lowry Theatre you could be mistaken for thinking you were in Disneyland. Countless stalls are littered all over the concourse selling every imaginable toy that in some way spins or lights up. Some would say it’s every parent’s worst nightmare however; ...

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NEWS: The Lion King Set for Three Month Run at the Edinburgh Playhouse

Disney’s award-winning musical, The Lion King, is coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse for a three month run beginning on the 12th of October. Four years in the making, this new adaptation of Disney’s Oscar-winning animated film, adapted and directed by Julie Taymor, brings together a cast of over 50 actors, dancers and singers from 17 different countries, this production promises ...

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The Lion King – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music/Lyrics: Elton John &Tim Rice Book: Roger Allers &Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [Rating: 5] The Lion King first came to the public’s attention in 1994 as Disney’s 32nd full length animated feature and brought with it a return to form for the House of Mouse. Following the unprecedented success of Beauty and the Beast being turned ...

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The Lion King – Bristol Hippodrome

Book: Roger Allers &Irene Mecchi Music and Lyrics: Elton John &Tim Rice Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:5] Even before you enter the theatre you know you are up for something special. The Hippodrome is celebrating its Centenary. The Lion King is commencing its first major tour with this production. With the Olympics over and the Paralympics in full ...

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Mickey’s Magic Show – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Jerry Bilik Choreographer: Bart Doerfler Director: Jerry Bilik Reviewer: Craig Hepworth [rating:4]   We have all heard the term “Disney Magic”, well Mickey’s Magic Show is precisely that, Disneyfied magic tricks set to many of the staple Disney songs we all know and love, with a little Robbie Williams thrown in for good measure. Most of the favourite stars ...

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DVD CHILD’S EYE VIEW: My Babysitter’s A Vampire – The Movie.

Producer: Disney Reviewer: Phoebe Patrick (10) [Rating:4] When a family hire a babysitter (Erica) played by Kate Todd to look after their children, they never knew they were hiring a vampire. Very quickly things start to go wrong and Ethan (Matthew Knight) needs to protect himself and the rest of his family from a blood thirsty pack of vampires that ...

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