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Post 16's go to The Lion King

On Wednesday 13th January, some of the post 16 learners were selected to attend a theatre outing to the Lion King. We travelled via public transport from Northold station to Holburn station and walked through the busy streets of London to the Lyceum Theatre.

Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed director Julie Taymor, Disney’s beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular stage production that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.

At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba – the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pride-lands.

‘There is simply nothing else like it.’ The New York Times

Our learners had a wonderful time. Some of the feedback from learners included:

Laura- “The play was stunning. I liked the animals and the way they used the costumes. I liked the characters. Zazu (the hornbill) was very funny.”

Saeed- “The opening was vibrant and the play was good. It was energetic. I really liked the younger Simba. I would have liked more participation and interaction as I wanted to get up and get involved.”

Alaa:“It was just like the movie. They nailed it. The special effects were great.”

Mohammed: “It was very funny and colourful. The cast worked well together.”

William: “It was all so realistic. You forgot that it was just puppets and special effects.”

Darshan: “I liked the background and the characters. My favourite character was Simba.”

It was a truly magnificent experience and learners behaved extremely well. Belvue School would like to thank all the staff who attended for their support. We look forward to organising yet another successful theatre outing soon.

William Prophet

(Drama co-ordinator)


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