London Tide
Ends Jun 22 2h 50m
London Tide
69

London Tide London Reviews and Tickets

69%
(13 Ratings)
Positive
69%
Mixed
23%
Negative
8%
Members say
Great staging, Clever, Ambitious, Slow, Entertaining

About the Show

Ben Power's adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 'Our Mutual Friend' exploring the corruption that wealth can bring.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (13)

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113 Reviews | 14 Followers
72
Insipid, Great staging, Great acting, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if You want an interesting large scale atmpospheric musical

Don't see it if you want a musical with lots of songs and glam

171 Reviews | 20 Followers
70
Great staging, Slow, Insipid

See it if If you don't mind watching a Dickens play. Interesting staging with moving platform and hanging lights

Don't see it if For the songs or plot. This is no mystery thriller as you would expect from the synopsis.

100 Reviews | 10 Followers
70
Disappointing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are Dickensian. Great characters played superbly. Atmospheric staging is lovely.

Don't see it if you are musical enthusiast. Read more

204 Reviews | 38 Followers
69
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Refreshing, Slow, Great staging

See it if you like clever written scripts

Don't see it if your expecting great memorable songs

208 Reviews | 75 Followers
65
Long and somber evening

See it if You never miss a Dickens musical. But it’s no Oliver!

Don't see it if You like musicals to have compelling melodies or rhythms. Despite capable performers, the music all seems a bit dirge-like.

128 Reviews | 11 Followers
50
Confusing, Banal, Cliched

See it if Want to see Dickens re-made or are PJ Harvey fan

Don't see it if Hate Dickens and/or PJ Harvey

32 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love London, you like Dickens, you appreciate the music of PJ Harvey, you like productions that offer something new

Don't see it if You don’t like a neatly wrapped happy ending

24 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Slow, Clever, Dated, Great staging

See it if You are enchanted by compelling performances

Don't see it if You're expecting the music to be happy

Critic Reviews (9)

The Guardian (UK)
April 18th, 2024

"...this story of poverty and class mobility is light on the satire and heavy on mood"
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The Telegraph (UK)
April 18th, 2024

"A five-star wow bobbing in a three-star show."
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The Times (UK)
April 18th, 2024

"this Dickens adaptation is undernourished and flat"
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WhatsOnStage
April 18th, 2024

"an honourable yet shallow Dickens adaptation"
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London Theatre
April 18th, 2024

"Charles Dickens's watery thriller becomes a striking stage play"
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The London Evening Standard
April 18th, 2024

"With songs as (flaccid) commentary, this is a play with songs, not a musical."
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The Stage (UK)
April 18th, 2024

"...impressionistic, swirling with ideas, but lacking a strong dramatic current."
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The Independent (UK)
April 19th, 2024

"Power’s deft adaptation of Dickens’s sprawling novel emphasises its brilliant characters"
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