Passing Strange
82

Passing Strange London Reviews and Tickets

82%
(132 Ratings)
Positive
88%
Mixed
7%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious

About the Show

A young, Black musician embarks on a soul-searching journey to discover his identity and purpose.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (24)

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152 Reviews | 11 Followers
90
Hilarious, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if Hilarious pastiche of musical genres, great performance by Giles Terera. This is great, how has it not been on in London before?

Don't see it if The humour and pathos don't really sync.

84 Reviews | 15 Followers
90
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Great story, even better songs, what a cast and band.

Don't see it if Not typical musical theatre.

229 Reviews | 42 Followers
90
Insipid, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Wanna see something crazy and different. Truly a bonkers show which uses the autoriun to the max

Don't see it if if your sensitiven;

124 Reviews | 5 Followers
89
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You like modern musicals with a strong story

Don't see it if You want a classical musical

51 Reviews | 0 Followers
81
Great music, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love great rock opera music narrating a story that pokes fun at itself

Don't see it if You want an in depth story about finding yourself/blackness

343 Reviews | 22 Followers
80
Indulgent, Great writing, Great singing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if For great music and great performances, in a musical that's a bit different from other things out there.

Don't see it if You don't like a varied array of music. I disliked a lot of the "Berlin" segment.

138 Reviews | 11 Followers
77
Raunchy, Dated, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want to see the phenomenal Giles Terera and a great cast perform a strong gig musical with some great choreography and costumes.

Don't see it if you don't like loud - we were in Row B and given ear plugs. The Berlin section was weaker than rest and the ending a little predictable.

154 Reviews | 21 Followers
73
Slow, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a break from the west end confectionary box of bland musicals

Don't see it if Seeing a gig drives you mad Read more

Critic Reviews (8)

The London Evening Standard
May 22nd, 2024

"This fondly ironic coming-of-age story has style and swagger"
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 22nd, 2024

"...so wildly, and often loudly, offbeat that there’s never a dull moment"
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The Times (UK)
May 22nd, 2024

"anthemic songs and a script full of zingers"
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WhatsOnStage
May 22nd, 2024

"It’s an enjoyable show but a frustrating one, never quite fulfilling its promise."
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London Theatre
May 22nd, 2024

"Giles Terera is a total rock star in this beguiling musical odyssey"
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Time Out London
May 22nd, 2024

"...enjoyably different if palpably self-regarding musical coming-of-age story"
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The Arts Desk
May 22nd, 2024

"a lovely show, rather like watching best mates strutting their stuff and having a ball."
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The Guardian (UK)
May 22nd, 2024

"an all-out wild ride of a rock musical"
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