The Light in the Piazza London Reviews and Tickets
Confusing, Fluffy, Disappointing, Great singing
About the Show
Dove Cameron and Renée Fleming star in a romantic musical set in 1950s Italy.
A musical stage adaptation of the 1960s novella about Clara and her troubled summer love affair in Italy with Fabrizio. A London production of the Tony Award nominated musical by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel. Emmy Award winner, Dove Cameron (Clueless: The Musical) makes her London debut in the title role as Clara. Celebrated operatic soprano, Renée Fleming (Carousel) stars as Clara's mother, Margaret Johnson.
...the musical soars with [Renée Fleming], achieving unusual resonance and richness. For the rest of the time, it remains a fascinating curiosity, full of good things, but somehow not quite as great as the sum of its parts.'
You may not go in knowing all the tunes, but this show...utterly envelops you in a gorgeous wall of yearning melody that's one of the great Broadway scores of the century so far...This is a real summer treat.'
...lyrical passages aren’t matched by this production’s clumsy staging...The reviews from its debut suggest that this musical worked a kind of tentative charm on Broadway, but its sunny magic feels faint here.'
Director Daniel Evans and designer Robert Jones provide a slick utility staging... It’s just the thing for a wet Saturday afternoon, but those in search of an earworm tune will be disappointed.'