Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Hoi Polloi

From 11 member  reviews
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. More…

Hoi Polloi is a 1949 musical created by Noel Coward that was never produced. Barry Day, Noel Coward scholar and OBE, has reconstructed and adapted the tuner, and selected the Obie-winning Musicals Tonight to present this world premiere.

2h 30m | Already closed | Theatre Row / Theatre One (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (11)


Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Clever

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.

Disappointing, Insipid, Poorly directed, Hard working cast

See it if only if you have genuine interest in Noel Coward.

Don't see it if you don't have patience or if you're afraid of disappointment.

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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 ‘...
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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 for...
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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 ...
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