101 Dalmatians
Opens Jun 22 2h 20m
101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians London Reviews and Tickets

(66 Ratings)
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great singing, Disappointing

About the Show

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

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Show-Score Member Reviews (66)

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176 Reviews | 11 Followers
Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You want to see a new musical with a new score.

Don't see it if The sound quality wasn't great at times, and the show needed some work.

122 Reviews | 14 Followers
Sweet, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You have VERY young children

Don't see it if You like music Read more

59 Reviews | 1 Follower
Fluffy, Funny, Clever

See it if The best I can say is that I am glad I saw it but won’t be going again. Some of the staging and puppets were clever

Don't see it if A decent show

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
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

22 Reviews | 1 Follower
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.

34 Reviews | 0 Followers
Quirky, Great singing, Funny

See it if You wanna see a classic story but made up to date with amazing singers and musicians on stage and crazy costumes

Don't see it if You want a carbon copy of the disney movie, its not that

27 Reviews | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you want a family show full of fun songs and cleverly staged

Don't see it if you don't like modern adaptions and or dogs

25 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You like to support shows currently not in the West End. Amazing puppetry felt moved and emotional at times in the story!! Great casting!!

Don't see it if You’re comparing it to the Disney classic!!

Critic Reviews (11)

The London Evening Standard
July 25th, 2022
For a previous production

"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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Time Out London
July 25th, 2022
For a previous production

"Lots of positives, then, but as a whole, it feels pretty all over the shop. "
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The Guardian (UK)
July 24th, 2022
For a previous production

"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
For a previous production

"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
For a previous production

"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
For a previous production

"This adaptation is all bark and no bite."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
July 26th, 2022
For a previous production

“While it’s exciting to see a new musical premiere at Regent’s Park, this was probably the wrong choice. Even with a two-year delay, 101 Dalmatians is more of a dogs dinner than a Crufts Champion, and ultimately, pretty forgettable.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
July 25th, 2022
For a previous production

"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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