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

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Members say
Quirky, Edgy, Insipid, Entertaining, Disappointing

About the Show

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

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88 Reviews | 5 Followers
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Entertaining, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you want an irreverent and sometimes hilarious depiction of Tony Blair's life, that's a little hit and miss and could use some refinement.

Don't see it if you're expecting an intelligent satirical show. This is equal parts farce and slapstick- not that that's necessarily a bad thing.

85 Reviews | 8 Followers
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Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want a new musical, and are familiar with Tony Blair

Don't see it if For a comedy, I just didn't find it funny. The writing was all over the place, and the songs unmemorable.

Critic Reviews (7)

Time Out London
June 10th, 2022

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

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 London Evening Standard
June 9th, 2022

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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WhatsOnStage
June 9th, 2022

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 Times (UK)
June 9th, 2022

[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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The Stage (UK)
June 9th, 2022

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

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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