Trompe L'Oeil
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Trompe L'Oeil

Trompe L'Oeil London Reviews and Tickets

(3 Ratings)
Members say
Great singing, Confusing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing

About the Show

A new queer musical inspired by famous surrealist art that combines cabaret, politics, and circus.

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132 Reviews | 13 Followers
Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You’re a fan of musical theatre in all its forms. A variety of styles, but far more song driven than was indicated in the blurb.

Don't see it if You’re expecting circus, as advertised, or are fed up with shows about Trump - which isn’t mentioned at all in the blurb.

78 Reviews | 5 Followers
Confusing, Hilarious, Weird

See it if You want trump criticism, don't mind pink, and are not easily confused. Songs with ingenious structures in lyrics.

Don't see it if You want some popcorn entertainment.

23 Reviews | 1 Follower
Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Want to try something different with great singing with some funny parts.

Don't see it if Don't like randomness.

Critic Reviews (4)

September 30th, 2023

“Bizarre and bewildering, ‘Trompe L’Oeil’ doesn’t really work as a musical. Nonetheless, it’s an evening of entertainment that does have to be seen to be believed. It’s not what you expect - and maybe in that sense, it’s the ultimate trompe l’oeil.”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
October 3rd, 2023

“ ‘Trompe L’Oeil’ is a weird one to tackle. Wacky in its nature, you are either going to love it or hate it – and that’s the point...Ultimately, I settled on the fact that there is a lot going for this musical with some great musical moments and a sensational cast.”
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The Stage (UK)
October 2nd, 2023

“Biggs and especially Anderson as director should be praised for pushing boundaries of what musical theatre can be. But on more than one occasion, the show loses its way, or worse, forgets its audience in favour of intellectual whimsy.”
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Everything Theatre (UK)
October 4th, 2023

“A musical which proves that Trump is in no way ‘beyond satire’, at its core ‘Trompe L'Oeil’ contains a romance that makes the production very easy to fall in love with.”
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