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The Lion King – Mayflower, Southampton

Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Music: Tim Rice, Elton John Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Disney’s The Lion Kingbounded into Southampton’s Mayflower theatre last night with an absolute roar! As the sun rises and the music swells the sounds and feel of the Savannah envelops the awaiting Mayflower audience. The opening sequence is accompanied by a sharp intake ...

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The Lion King – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Music: Elton John, Lebo M, Mark Mancina and others Lyrics: Tim Rice and others Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Director: Julie Taymor Choreographer: Garth Fagan Musical Director: Jonathan Gill Reviewer: Audrey Pointer The Lion King is a massive theatrical blockbuster born from a collaboration between showbiz heavyweights Tim Rice and Elton John and includes the Oscar-winning song ‘Can You ...

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The Lion King – Birmingham Hippodrome

Book: Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Director: Julie Taymor Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:5] When Disney’s film The Lion King was released in 1994, it was the first full length animated film they had produced that was a totally original story, although it doffs its cap to the biblical stories of Moses and Joseph and ...

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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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