Tammy Faye (London)
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Tammy Faye (London)
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Tammy Faye (London) London Reviews and Tickets

88%
(43 Ratings)
Positive
91%
Mixed
9%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Funny, Delightful

About the Show

Andrew Rannells stars in the world premiere of Elton John's new musical about the life of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (43)

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63 Reviews | 4 Followers
100
Refreshing, Great writing, Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals and a great story with amazing new music by Elton John.

Don't see it if This show is great for everybody.

184 Reviews | 30 Followers
100
Must see, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you loved beautiful or book of Mormon or just love a great show

Don't see it if your not looking for a good night out

91 Reviews | 6 Followers
92
Funny, Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like big, fun, well-done musicals; the music and production are great, the performances excellent, and it's a great way to view history

Don't see it if you dislike camp or are offended by shows that poke fun at religion Read more

82 Reviews | 5 Followers
89
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a musical with a great book

Don't see it if you want a musical with memorable songs

Nic
561 Reviews | 99 Followers
87
Great staging, Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you remember the fall of PTL or would like to learn about it. This was an entertaining trip through the Bakkers’ rise and fall.

Don't see it if you don’t like the hypocrisy of the evangelical movement being portrayed in musical theatre.

176 Reviews | 11 Followers
86
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if Masterful performance from leading lady Katie Brayben, and a great show

Don't see it if You're not a fan of comedy musicals

91 Reviews | 5 Followers
85
Lgbtq, Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like biographical plays. You like light comedies.

Don't see it if You don’t particularly like musicals with a lot of singing. The second act is very music heavy.

132 Reviews | 20 Followers
85
Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy new Bio musicals. There are some good songs and performances. The staging was particularly unique.

Don't see it if you have no interest in the subject matter, Tammy Faye, or a fan of Elton John or Jake Shears's music.

Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
October 27th, 2022

"This is a carnivalesque takedown of something rotten... I love this show."
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The Guardian (UK)
October 28th, 2022

"This is, without doubt, a musical with charisma, just like 'Tammy Faye' herself. In its biggest moments – and there are several – it reaches a delirious kind of excellence."
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The Telegraph (UK)
October 27th, 2022

" 'Tammy Faye' isn’t a hell of a show in the wrong sense, but it’s surprisingly purgatorial at points, struggling to find a strong dramatic pulse, the bland leading the bland so far as too many songs are concerned."
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The Times (UK)
October 27th, 2022

"...this show trundles from one set-piece to another. Part of the problem lies with the book by that fine playwright James Graham, which flits here and there, packing in so many characters that Tammy Faye and Jim become bystanders in their own story."
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WhatsOnStage
October 27th, 2022

"This is a vibrant, multi-coloured telling, of an astonishing, mascara-coated life, riding the wave of television...It's not a show of great depth, but it has enormous panache and verve as it whisks through its strangely significant tale. I really enjoyed it."
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London Theatre
October 28th, 2022

"It’s thrilling to see the birth of a new original musical of this quality: it restores your faith in the power, and in the sheer entertaining fun, of the medium. Praise 'Tammy Faye'!"
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The Stage (UK)
October 27th, 2022

"The cast radiates such a galvanising energy that it might just temporarily convert even the staunchest non-believer. The result is a show that, for all its faults, leaves you on a high."
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The Arts Desk
October 28th, 2022

"For all its craft, its thematic relevance as the cynical, easy answers of 20th century televangelists are recycled by 21st century politicians to sell their views over the social media, a mechanism even more powerful than television, the subject matter feels niche."
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