Hoi Polloi
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Hoi Polloi
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Hoi Polloi NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(11 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
18%
Negative
0%
Members say
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Clever

About the Show

Musicals Tonight debuts Noel Coward's lost musical about a sailor on leave and a London lass who are helped along by a very posh couple they keep running into.

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Member Reviews (11)

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324 Reviews | 66 Followers
85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Frothy, Romantic

See it if you love Noel Coward and shows set in the 1940s.

Don't see it if You need a high octane musical to be happy. Read more

197 Reviews | 529 Followers
79
Dated, Great singing, Frothy, Enchanting, Cliched

See it if You would be interested to see a never-before produced Noel Coward musical. Bare bones production with strong acting & singing, no sets.

Don't see it if You expect the usual witty, tuneful Noel Coward fare; not his best work, probably why it was never produced before. Read more

254 Reviews | 137 Followers
86
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Funny

See it if You want to be thoroughly entertained by a super talented cast in a classic musical with just a tiny touch of drama. Sit back and enjoy.

Don't see it if Frothy throwback musicals are not your thing.

253 Reviews | 56 Followers
84
Entertaining, Lovely, Ambitious

See it if want to see a probably never-to-be-seen Noel Coward world premiere musical that may not be perfect but is so entertaining.

Don't see it if you only want to see shows like HAMILTON. Read more

202 Reviews | 24 Followers
51
Disappointing, Good acting, Slow, Dated, Oversimple

See it if If you love Noel Coward and you want to see a never before performed show by him.

Don't see it if you want to see a show with an interesting plot and/or good songs.

190 Reviews | 23 Followers
78
Delightful, Dated, Fluffy, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if you love Noel Coward and you want to see a show you've never seen before.

Don't see it if you don't like old-fashioned girl meets boy stories.

114 Reviews | 50 Followers
85
Clever, Delightful, Fluffy, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like old-fashioned, lightheaded and -hearted musicals

Don't see it if You need substance and contemporary relevance in your shows

101 Reviews | 90 Followers
77
Clever, Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Fans of Noel coward and nostalgic theater fans

Don't see it if Looking for big production and lots of scenery. Cast does great job but not a great book

Critic Reviews (3)

TheaterScene.net
November 4th, 2016

“At this vantage point, the tour of London plot seems trite and Coward’s characters are paper thin. Both the Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park sites now seem like the merest clichés to take a tourist to on their first day in London. The cast’s accents vary all over the place, and although ‘Harry Hornby’’s name suggests that several of the characters should speak Cockney and drop their haitches, there is not much evidence of that. Many of the unfamiliar songs are extremely prosaic.”
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Theater Pizzazz
November 3rd, 2016

"A warm, charming, often moving and thoroughly delightful evening, with a talented cast in a sweet-spirited production...The tiny Lion Theater stage and its loft are imaginatively put to use by the show’s director/choreographer, Mindy Cooper. The stage is also where the orchestra sits, in the form of a single piano, richly played throughout...The cast—acting, singing and dancing—is among the finest you’ll see on any stage...The score is a rich one, with two Coward classics."
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W
November 4th, 2016

"While some songs are pleasant though unmemorable, the musical also features iconic numbers...Act II is a bit overstuffed with songs, but entertaining...Director/Choreographer Mindy Cooper uses the theater well, aisles and balcony inclusive, creates attractive tableaus (clearly a signature), and affects a light, stylized (wink, wink) touch befitting the piece. Her characters could be more unique, but the show is not harmed."
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