George Takei's Allegiance
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George Takei's Allegiance

George Takei's Allegiance London Reviews and Tickets

(72 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Delightful

About the Show

George Takei stars alongside Broadway's Telly Leung in this new war-time musical.

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Member Reviews (72)

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161 Reviews | 26 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a beautifully affecting musical about the experience of Japanese Americans during WW2, excellently written and sung.

Don't see it if you like your musicals big and flashy or if you're not interested in historic stories- however important they are.

80 Reviews | 2 Followers
Resonant, Absorbing, Relevant, Important, Powerful

See it if You are interested in History and want to be immersed in a story well told.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or want your shows 100% in English.

150 Reviews | 20 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you love a beautiful score with a thought provoking story

Don't see it if you like jukebox musicals

118 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great singing, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you like musicals and/or want to see a show inspired by real events abt army politics and internment camps for Japanese Americans during WW2

Don't see it if you don't want a fluffy musical, a show about WW2 that makes a political statement, or you don't want music so loud your ears will bleed Read more

76 Reviews | 8 Followers
Ponderous, Lively

See it if Some really good ensemble songs with a nice jazzy backdrop. The solos are a bit ponderous.

Don't see it if Story is powerful but a bit sentimentalised at the end

92 Reviews | 2 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Like a gripping performance that tells a story

Don't see it if You want to bowled over by the music

91 Reviews | 10 Followers
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Fluffy, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You want to learn about an important part of history often not told

Don't see it if you don't like 'american' style fluffy musicals with ballads and sentimentality

38 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great singing, Must see, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience a great musical with an absorbing story, great songs.

Don't see it if you would like to missout an amazing musical in a very special venue. Read more

Critic Reviews (10)

The London Evening Standard
January 18th, 2023

“Whatever the production’s failings, it’s great to see Takei’s grin at the curtain call...This show exists and throws light on a slice of neglected history thanks to him. Which is fair enough.”
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The Guardian (UK)
January 18th, 2023

“ feels long at almost two and a half hours but its scenes move too fast and breezily, telegraphing the camp’s horror but also containing heavy helpings of schmaltz.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 18th, 2023

"Inspired by his bitter wartime experience of Japanese-American camps, this musical sees the star shine yet has a crucial piece missing."
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January 18th, 2023

“ is perhaps surprising that the overall tone of Allegiance is less furious than it could be. The show is seldom either bland or hysterical, with a sweetness and lightness of touch alongside the high drama that one would not necessarily have expected.”
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The Stage (UK)
January 18th, 2023

“The book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione fleshes out an engaging and often unexpectedly witty story that incorporates universal themes of generational conflict, loyalty and love.”
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
January 17th, 2023

“George Takei’s Allegiance is a thing of beauty; a startlingly honest story that still manages to offer a vision of hope. Audiences will go for George Takei, but they’ll leave moved, uplifted, and most importantly, entertained.”
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The Arts Desk
January 20th, 2023

“The book is credited to Marc Acito, Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione and it’s not without its flat spots, but director and choreographer, Tara Overfield Wilkinson, sustains the pace and moves her cast round the traverse stage so as to keep eyelines clear and lighting unobtrusive. ”
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Time Out London
January 18th, 2023

“Some bright spots, but in its current form ‘Allegiance’ just isn’t remarkable theatre.”
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