101 Dalmatians (London)
Ends Aug 28 2h 20m
101 Dalmatians (London)
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101 Dalmatians (London) London Reviews and Tickets

58%
(46 Reviews)
Positive
50%
Mixed
17%
Negative
33%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing, Funny, Delightful

About the Show

Zinnie Harris' adaptation of the beloved children's story with music by Douglas Hodge.

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Member Reviews (46)

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52 Reviews | 1 Follower
25
Insipid, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a nicely staged but sadly lackluster attempt at telling a well loved story.

Don't see it if you want anything akin to the classic Disney movie or you expect interesting or memorable music. Read more

19 Reviews | 0 Followers
84
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if Outstanding theatre and how clever everything is done. The puppetry of the dogs was brilliant. Great acting by all

Don't see it if Songs were average but then the film version wasn't a musical so they all had to be wrote from scratch.

13 Reviews | 0 Followers
50
Fluffy, Quirky, Slow

See it if You like the general story or are a young child. Some good actors, especially the children in the second half.

Don't see it if You want a fast paced show - felt like they could have cut out the whole first half. Songs not particularly memorable

12 Reviews | 0 Followers
0
Boring, Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if You have kids maybe....

Don't see it if You like a good score, or fun or entertainment in general

10 Reviews | 0 Followers
21
Fur kids only, Toothless, Dotty performances, Spotty tunes, Perdi paw lyrics

See it if ...you just can't shake that nostalgia for Play Away.

Don't see it if ...you grew out of Play Away and up into a grumpy old man. With taste.

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
61
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are looking for a lovely night out in beautiful Regents park theatre. This show is fun, sweet, funny and not the Disney version.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a carbon copy of the Disney show or are looking for something award winning. This is a lovely summer show.

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
78
Refreshing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if A dog-lover's show - the puppets were glorious, the children delightful and Cruella stole the show.

Don't see it if It helps to know the story.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
47
Great singing, Quirky, Slow, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You're with children

Don't see it if You're looking for a show with a cohesive story and good writing

Critic Reviews (11)

Time Out London
July 25th, 2022

"Lots of positives, then, but as a whole, it feels pretty all over the shop. "
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The London Evening Standard
July 25th, 2022

"This puppyish, puppet-led musical based on Dodie Smith’s spotty dog story wins you over with sheer dazzle and bonkers invention."
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The Guardian (UK)
July 24th, 2022

"This family musical, adapted by Zinnie Harris, has form to live up to. It comes with lots of puppyish enthusiasm and Toby Olié’s adorable puppets, but it does not quite manage to melt our hearts in the way of its forebears."
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The Times (UK)
July 25th, 2022

"Traditionalists shouldn’t be too alarmed. ... Composer-lyricist Douglas Hodge and book writer Johnny McKnight serve up a sugar-and-spice confection — based on a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris — which ought to appeal to adults and children alike."
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The Arts Desk
July 26th, 2022

"Woof from a show not yet quite there but giving off every sign of continued life with a bit of care and grooming. After all, if cats can have nine lives, don't these Dalmatians deserve at least one more?"
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London Theatre
July 25th, 2022

"This adaptation is all bark and no bite."
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The Telegraph (UK)
July 25th, 2022

"There’s a palpable strain about Zinnie Harris’s hectic, heavily condensed rewrite, which practically drips sweat in its determination to update the original for today’s politically polarised social media age."
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WhatsOnStage
July 23rd, 2022

"The most damning indictment of the material is that it lacks sophistication throughout and critically there is little with which to form any kind of emotional connection."
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