Falsettos London Reviews and Tickets

71%
(4 Ratings)
Positive
75%
Mixed
25%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Great singing, Funny, Edgy, Intense

About the Show

A revival of the award-winning musical about family and relationships set during the AIDs crisis.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (4)

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99 Reviews | 5 Followers
80
Intense, Funny, Clever

See it if you like a funny first half being continued by an emotional second

Don't see it if you want to sit comfortably (since this is not possible in the Other Palace)

99 Reviews | 3 Followers
74
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like queer theatre and a clever musical. Although a little frustrating in places.

Don't see it if You like it all cheery and you may need tissues.

73 Reviews | 5 Followers
57
Great singing, Edgy, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You’re not bothered about enjoyable music and can cope with a confusing story.

Don't see it if You want enjoyable music with great sets and story.

24 Reviews | 0 Followers
71
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy clever niche theatre in a smaller sized theatre to provide a more intimate feel - with excellent music

Don't see it if you aren’t a fan of lgbtq+ stories or the ideas of unconventional families

Critic Reviews (7)

The Arts Desk
September 6th, 2019

Affecting search for the new normal...This ambitious musical tackles the changing forms of family, romance and faith.'
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The Times (UK)
September 6th, 2019

complex tapestries of melody feel utterly natural...Falsettos grips and stimulates rather than devastates, perhaps because the knowingly busy writing also has a needlessly busy set that competes for our attention.'
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The Stage (UK)
September 6th, 2019

It’s high-spirited, up front and out there. Unfortunately...Tara Overfield-Wilkinson sets that as the abiding tone in an over-deliberate production that tries so hard to please that it’s enervating to watch.'
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Time Out London
September 6th, 2019

This beautifully sung production is a reminder that ‘Falsettos’ deserves to be better known; its knotty, prophetic explorations of queer family shine out, even in a production that’s (metaphorically, not literally) a little off-key.'
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WhatsOnStage
September 6th, 2019

...staged with an intelligence and theatrical flair...This is a musical treat for grown-ups. Emotionally rich, theatrically satisfying and altogether, yes, extraordinary.'
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The Telegraph (UK)
September 6th, 2019

Jewface-controversy musical has flashes of wit but too many songs...The piece is choppy and uneven, betraying its origins as three individual one-act musicals, but everything comes into much sharper focus after the interval.'
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The London Evening Standard
September 5th, 2019

...on the whole this is an intelligent, subversive musical that feels like a neglected gem. The cast expertly tread the fine line between comedy and pathos...'
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