42nd Street (Sadler's Wells)
42nd Street (Sadler's Wells)
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42nd Street (Sadler's Wells) London Reviews and Tickets

82%
(33 Ratings)
Positive
91%
Mixed
9%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

About the Show

Jonathan Church directs a new production of a classic musical featuring spectacular tap-dancing numbers.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (33)

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52 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if The best musical of all times and this production is incredible

Don't see it if You don't like dancers tapping.

132 Reviews | 20 Followers
90
Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want to see great dancing. The choreography is amazing. The staging and acting were first rate.

Don't see it if old fashion dance musicals are not your thing.

72 Reviews | 9 Followers
88
Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if you love Tap dancing as there is not enough in the west end

Don't see it if you prefer more modern musicals.

68 Reviews | 2 Followers
87
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like older musicals

Don't see it if You only like newer musicals

176 Reviews | 12 Followers
82
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Charming

See it if A classic show with great dancing and music.

Don't see it if Not quite up to the scale of the previous production at Drury Lane but very good non the less

82 Reviews | 6 Followers
80
Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you want a light but entertaining dance show

Don't see it if you don't enjoy classic musicals

59 Reviews | 1 Follower
78
Refreshing, Fluffy, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You love tap dancing, the older style theatre shows with glittery costumes, good songs and a good enough storyline (and celebs in the cast).

Don't see it if You aren't a tap dance fan, and/or prefer shows with with a more modern and updated vibe.

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
77
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if you love a good dance show. Glitzy, glamorous, beautifully choreographed.

Don't see it if you want a well rounded show. The story is fine, the singing is good and there are memorable numbers, but the dance sequences are the focus.

Critic Reviews (8)

The London Evening Standard
June 15th, 2023

“Jonathan Church’s production is an odd mix of big-budget glitz and touring-show mediocrity. It can shift you from elation to boredom and back again within minutes. Luckily, elation mostly wins.”
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WhatsOnStage
June 14th, 2023

“It’s not really a show about character. But the care given to the story grounds the song and dance...the soft-shoe blend shown in ‘42nd Street’ send you off into the night, full of the joy of tapping in unison with such skill and style.”
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London Theatre
June 15th, 2023

“It’s never going to be the most profound musical, but it’s a charmer...If you want to see a talented ensemble tapping up a storm in a show teeming with catchy tunes and retro pleasures, then dance your feet down to ‘42nd Street’.”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
June 15th, 2023

“...this latest production breathes new life into the show with inspired choices...When you factor in the truly stunning cast, you have a show that is impossible to fault. This is up there with the greatest productions of ‘42nd Street’ and in some respects might be better than ever before. Absolutely perfect, this is musical theatre at its very best.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
June 15th, 2023

“A ‘42nd Street ‘without virtuoso routines is no 42nd Street at all, but Church’s production is a triumph of incandescent liquid choreography, the tap dancing sequences so mesmeric and weightless they induce a sort of trance...If you want to feel the beat of the dancing feet, this really is the only show in town.”
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The Guardian (UK)
June 15th, 2023

“ ‘42nd Street’ is a frivolous show, utter fantasy, that bounces along very nicely; a paean to showbiz and the restorative power of a strictly rehearsed song and dance number.”
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The Stage (UK)
June 15th, 2023

“It is rather more of a modest stream – but megawatt exuberance all round makes the production, from Leicester Curve, feel bigger.”
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Lost in Theatreland (UK)
June 15th, 2023

It has a fantastic cast, great choreography, and a timeless plot. This production of 42nd Street is a flashy, fun, and fantastic homage to everything Broadway – and theatre in general – can be.
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