Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera]
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Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera]
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Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] London Reviews and Tickets

69%
(13 Ratings)
Positive
62%
Mixed
23%
Negative
15%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Quirky, Clever

About the Show

A madcap musical by Harry Hill about the controversial Labour Party leader, Tony Blair. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (13)

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178 Reviews | 20 Followers
75
Dizzying, Fluffy, Cliched, Banal, Funny

See it if You want to watch a light take of 90s and 00s politics

Don't see it if You are expecting quality satire, this was more of a farce/slapstick

85 Reviews | 5 Followers
75
Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like a funny look on the Tony Blair period and don't mind some banalities

Don't see it if you're into more serious stuff

135 Reviews | 11 Followers
71
Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want to relive the Blair era, enjoying a laugh while you do so.

Don't see it if you don't know much about the Blair years (I heard younger audience members say it was hard to follow.

132 Reviews | 11 Followers
70
Relevant, Quirky, Funny

See it if Hilarious pastiche of politicians, with funny songs. Attempt to be more serious in the second half is true but heavy handed.

Don't see it if You have no idea of the Iraq war.

98 Reviews | 8 Followers
40
Fun, Confusing

See it if You want to revisit the 90s era of politics in a silly and often ridiculous way. Some funny moments

Don't see it if It misses the mark on so many levels

37 Reviews | 0 Followers
75
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Wittily wonderful, Politically perfect

See it if You like seeing the lighter side of Politics and slightly off the cuff takes.

Don't see it if You are easily offended and have weak resolve, this show is not for those who struggle with that! It’s very full on!

49 Reviews | 1 Follower
74
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like Harry Hill, Spitting Image and 90s politics & bad wigs

Don't see it if you want wordy historically accurate political drama

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Absorbing, Satirical, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious

See it if … love to laugh! The actors performed with energy, the characterisations were on point, and the singing fantastic. My favourite show of 2023

Don't see it if … you are easily offended by the portrayal of Tony Blair as a not-so-perfect prime minister.

Critic Reviews (7)

The London Evening Standard
June 9th, 2022
For a previous production

It features one absolute belter of a song, and a ton of bad-taste gags. [It's] the sort of thing you’d expect from a precocious student drama group. [Harry] Hill gifts the production his trademark air of precarious hilarity, and some dreadful jokes.
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Time Out London
June 10th, 2022
For a previous production

It’s ... episodic and rambling, with ... [a] meandering, indulgent feel. Hill is a fine comedian, but he’s nowhere near a good enough dramatist to pull this off.
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The Telegraph (UK)
June 9th, 2022
For a previous production

Tony! begins promisingly, moves into a disappointing phase and then outstays its welcome. Tonally, it’s semi-successful ... but it couldn’t hurt for the creative team, including director Peter Rowe, to have a confab back at the drawing board.
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The Times (UK)
June 9th, 2022
For a previous production

[Harry] Hill’s manic humour sweeps you along. Brown’s score covers a lot [of] ground ... from sultry Cole Porter to the astringent harmonies of Stephen Sondheim. The lyrics are jaunty and inventive. There’s a knowing tastelessness to the farce.
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WhatsOnStage
June 9th, 2022
For a previous production

The songs ... are not in themselves memorable and their targets are horribly obvious. Director Peter Rowe keeps the whole thing moving fast enough. I suppose it's all good fun, but by the end I felt irritated by the show's sheer lack of sophistication.
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The Stage (UK)
June 9th, 2022
For a previous production

It plays out as an unrelenting stream of obvious jokes and headline history. Tonally it doesn’t know whether to wink at us or whack us around the face, so it does both. The gulf between idea and execution is vast, and hardly worth the labour.
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The Guardian (UK)
June 9th, 2022
For a previous production

Baker just about holds together a production with the jamboree-bag messiness of a student revue or a children’s party. The second act brings a double-whammy of numbers ... Too often, though, the delivery props up lyrics that lack a certain comic gleam and precision.
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