How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
74

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying London Reviews and Tickets

74%
(24 Ratings)
Positive
71%
Mixed
17%
Negative
12%
Members say
Entertaining, Dated, Funny, Great singing, Delightful

About the Show

Frank Loesser's Tony Award-winning comedy musical about a window washer climbing the corporate ladder.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (24)

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62 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Dizzying

See it if You enjoy an energetic rendering of a Broadway show. Some first rate singers at the venue that hosted Operation Mincemeat several times.

Don't see it if You don’t like small scale shows and gender neutral casting. Read more

109 Reviews | 6 Followers
86
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like the movie

Don't see it if You don’t like gender blind casting

213 Reviews | 42 Followers
84
Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see something classic with a twist

Don't see it if your expecting the norm

179 Reviews | 20 Followers
80
Dated, Funny, Quirky, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You like to watch a satire on corporate politics.

Don't see it if You don't like drawn out musicals

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
75
Great acting, Dated, Funny

See it if you enjoy older musicals and can look past the dated humour. Well sung, well acted and very funny in places- even if it is a little cliche.

Don't see it if you’re want new cutting edge humour or particularly memorable songs. It’s a good show, but it’s not as memorable as Loesser’ other hit.. Read more

58 Reviews | 7 Followers
71
Disappointing

See it if you want to hear a great score in a fresh way!

Don't see it if you are expecting a classic production with expansive staging etc.

334 Reviews | 21 Followers
70
Indulgent, Great singing, Dated, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to see an old classic in a smaller fringe setting.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of silly humour.

72 Reviews | 7 Followers
70
Funny, Clever

See it if If you want to laugh and see a brilliant cast.

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of sarcasm

Critic Reviews (11)

BroadwayWorld
May 18th, 2023

"This is a production that sets its face towards a problematic show, packed with the good and the bad of musical theatre. "
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The London Evening Standard
May 17th, 2023

"Rather than go all out and stage it as a period piece, or reframe it for modern sensibilities, director Georgie Rankcom opts for a clumsy fudge. The production has an arch, cartoonish style. The cast mug furiously and their voices are more strident than beautiful."
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The Times (UK)
May 17th, 2023

"If it doesn’t measure up in terms of evergreens the score is sharp and witty, and the satire of Madison Avenue values stands up surprisingly well, 60-odd years on."
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London Theatre
May 17th, 2023

"Rankcom’s production suffers from pushing practically everything to cartoonish extremes; it becomes rather exhausting over a far-too-long runtime."
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Time Out London
May 17th, 2023

"Essentially, this is a show for true musical theatre fans who'll delight in its knowing, rambunctuous, queer take on a retro classic...It's the kind of show that'll hopefully never be 'timely' again, but is still a hell of a lot of fun."
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WhatsOnStage
May 17th, 2023

"...it’s witty but insufficiently savage or biting to really hit home as satire, and not musically transporting enough to deflect attention from the shortcomings elsewhere...it’s a creditable attempt to drag a dated piece kicking and screaming into the twenty first century."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
May 17th, 2023

"'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying' is a mad slice of musical theatre but one that comes with a lot of joy...Overall, this production might not have completely succeeded but a couple of minor improvements and it will be on its way to a big promotion."
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The Stage (UK)
May 17th, 2023

"...Rankcom goes a long way towards reclaiming and refreshing what could easily come across as an embarrassing museum piece. It’s a production of big laughs and big gestures, rather than fine detail."
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