The Band's Visit (London)
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The Band's Visit (London)

The Band's Visit (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(14 Reviews)
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Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing, Great acting

About the Show

An Egyptian Band visits a quiet desert town in Israel by mistake. Winner of 10 Tony Awards.

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Member Reviews (14)

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381 Reviews | 72 Followers
Succinct, Lovely

See it if you love stories that feel real or transportive music.

Don't see it if you need plot-heavy. Read more

117 Reviews | 8 Followers
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if A good production, which I enjoyed more than in New York. Very intimate venue

Don't see it if You don't like a slow story, where very little happens.

105 Reviews | 18 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a different kind of musical. This production really transfers well to the small stage at the Donmar Warehouse.

Don't see it if you're looking for a small musical where the actors play instruments on stage and the emotional songs are the highlights.

64 Reviews | 6 Followers
Intelligent, Resonant, Profound, Refreshing

See it if You’d like a meditative few hours thinking about music and connectivity

Don't see it if You’re expecting a full-out Hamil-six 2D belt fest. Read more

53 Reviews | 2 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Slow

See it if you love a small show about real people

Don't see it if you want action

44 Reviews | 2 Followers
Profound, Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy original story-driven musicals

Don't see it if you don't like original musicals or shows without spectacle

38 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if a glorious simple musical production with exceptional singing, musicianship and an original story with depth and heart

Don't see it if you are expecting a standard west end musical

25 Reviews | 0 Followers

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Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out London
October 7th, 2022

"It’s a romantic, inventive, deeply disarming show about how we’re all defined by the need for connection."
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The London Evening Standard
October 7th, 2022

“The acting is iffy at the edges and the pacing is off at the start. But the humane spirit of this show is irresistible and the core group of musicians and actor-players very tight indeed. “
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The Times (UK)
October 10th, 2022

"Like the movie, this show leaves you mildly frustrated that you never quite get to know the musicians or the townspeople. Then again, this is a musical which, for all its air of faded romance, isn’t a conventional love story. "
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October 7th, 2022

"The entire ensemble is lively and engaging. But it's the band and the music that are the star, the qualities that lift this show above the average and turn it into an uplifting evening."
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London Theatre
October 7th, 2022

"Not much happens here – and yet everything happens. Captivating."
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The Telegraph (UK)
October 7th, 2022

"It’s quiet and simple, yes, but it’s precisely that alchemy that makes it special. I’d watch it again in a flash."
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The Stage (UK)
October 10th, 2022

"There’s an airy absence of detail in a piece that leaves us to weave meaning from its gossamer threads. It charms, but that – I’m genuinely sorry to say – doesn’t feel like quite enough."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
October 6th, 2022

It is The Band’s Visit ordinariness that makes it extraordinary; it doesn’t follow the typical structure of a musical, and the story is simple but profound. This is a vital piece of theatre, and the arrival of The Band’s Visit in London is something for us all to hear about it, because it is important.
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