Disney’s Lion King is set to return to the Bristol Hippodrome
Bristol Hippodrome will be showing the award winning musical Disney’s The Lion King from September 7- November 23. Tickets for the show are available from 26th February. Be quick though as tickets are expected to sell out quickly!
The Lion King expects to captivate the audience with its vivid bright colours, music, dancing, masks and unforgettable costumes.
Thursday 14th February I attended the Press Release event which was presented by Laura O’Toole and Damian Hunt from Walt Disney. I can’t believe it was in 1994 that the film The Lion King was first released, 24 years ago! The film was the highest grossing film when released.
The event showed performances teasing us as to what to expect from the show. What better to quick off Valentine’s Day than have “Can you feel the love tonight” performed as the first song.
There are 25 species of animals represented on stage. Take the Giraffe for instance (shown above) This is actually a person that is walking on 4 stilts and a long headpiece. Walking on 2 stilts I have imagined would be difficult, let alone 4.
“I wanted the choregraphy to look unlike typical Broadway dancing”
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100 million people have seen The Lion King on stage since its been launched. 15 million people alone have watched in London since it premiered in 1999.
Interestingly enough, The Lion King nearly never made it to stage Thomas Schumacher Producer and President of the Disney Theatrical Group dismissed the idea to start with as he could not see how a stage version could be created.
After many discussions, Thomas Schumacher called upon the help of Julie Taymor.
The Lion King at Bristol Hippodrome wants to give you a theatrical experience and uses many clever ways to provide this for you. Forget film special effects each motion performed and costume has been made with such mastery to provide you with an original experience.
“The joy for me in bringing The Lion King to the stage will always be the process. The journey of the Lion King has surpassed any of our imaginations; where it will end only time and new audiences will tell”
Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group
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Disclosure – I was not paid for this post. Thank you for to Bristol Hippodrome for inviting me to attend the event.
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