On the 5th of December 2018, the primary pupils had the opportunity to visit the Lyceum Theatre to watch Disney’s The Lion King. This was a fantastic experience for all pupils involved as for some, this was the first time for them to visit a theatre and watch a live performance.
Prior to our visit, we researched how the musical was made and the pupils took particular interest seeing how the costumes were designed and brought to life. Of course, this made everyone, staff and students very excited to see the main performance.
On the day we researched into African animals pupils also researched our journey there and back again. We also watched the film so that on our return to school we could have a discussion on how the live musical and the film were different or similar.
When we arrived at the Theatre the size of the place took everyone by surprise! It was huge! We were sat in the Grand Circle and in all honesty, we felt as if we were on top of the world! We were looking down slightly at the stage but everyone could see everything!
At 2:30pm, the theatre went dark and all of a sudden, the drums started playing and the familiar first note of ‘The Circle of Life’ rung out across the theatre. The lights came up and the faces of our pupils were priceless. From the very first song through to the end no-one could take their eyes off the stage. We enjoyed all the famous songs and the singing was outstanding. By the time it came to the last song none of us wanted it to finish.
We had an amazing time and an unforgettable experience and a musical I am sure we would all enjoy over and over again. Hakuna Matata!