On Wednesday 15th June 2011, pupils in year 6 from Langtoft Primary School and Stanground St John’s Primary School went to go see the internationally acclaimed, award winning ‘Lion King’ West End Show at the Lyceum Theatre, London. The two schools went to watch the show, as an end of year treat but the show also linked in with SSJ’s topic ‘Wish You Were Here’ which is about Africa.
This show originated in 1997 on Broadway, opening on the 13th November. The show has been seen by over 50 million people around the world and has also played over 30,000 performances! In addition to this it has won over 70 major international theatre awards.
The children set off at approximately 10:30am and the schools were split off (in half) onto two buses. Half way through the bus journey they stopped off at the services for lunch. Then they set off again and got to London for 1:30pm.
When they arrived at the Lyceum theatre, they were escorted to their seats in the Grand Circle. The theatre was packed full with eager people. Then the show started - everyone was waiting to be amazed.
Chloe Butcher, age 11, stated “I really liked it, it was very bright and colourful, and just an extraordinary experience!”
The first half of the show was fantastic, it left everyone applauding. The costumes were spectacular, they made the animals look very realistic! It was brilliant how they were able to create the costumes in so much detail like the Giraffe and Elephants.
Mr Doud, the year 6 teacher from SSJ, stated “I thought it was a wonderful show and a fantastic treat for the year 6’s”.
After a long fun filled day the two schools left London to return back to their schools. The whole day was a great experience for them!