42nd Street
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42nd Street
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42nd Street London Reviews and Tickets

83%
(5 Reviews)
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80%
Mixed
20%
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0%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Romantic

About the Show

A small-town girl's Broadway dreams come true in this dazzlingly musical revival.

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Member Reviews (5)

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38 Reviews | 1 Follower
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Disappointing, Banal

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27 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Funny, Romantic, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if If you want to be dazzled by tap dancing and an old fashioned style big number musical!

Don't see it if You want something edgy or modern. But do go along and enjoy a fun niggt out!

9 Reviews | 0 Followers
86
Riveting, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if So sad this show finished. We saw it many many times. Staging was excellent. If you like a fast moving show this is ( or was) for you

Don't see it if Are you a Mr or Mrs serious? Then it’s not for you.

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Romantic, Funny, Dated, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You like Broadway shows

Don't see it if If you hate musicals

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Delightful, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if My favourite show. Amazing dancing

Don't see it if You do like tap dancing

Critic Reviews (9)

The Telegraph (UK)
April 4th, 2017

But the garlands belong to the ensemble, dancing on the spot as if gliding on ice, wind-milling arms furiously yet gracefully. An American classic right royally revived.
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The Guardian (UK)
April 4th, 2017

What keeps the show alive are the dances, and Bramble as director and Randy Skinner as choreographer stage them with well-drilled exactitude.
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WhatsOnStage
April 4th, 2017

...the razzmatazz of the staging is so preposterous that it makes you smile, especially when it is delivered by a chorus drilled with pure precision in choreography remounted by Randy Skinner from Gower Champion's original.
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The Arts Desk
April 5th, 2017

Indeed, while memory can be a tricky thing, I'm tempted to think of this as the best 42nd Street in my experience since the fabled Broadway original that I saw as a theatre-mad teen in 1980.
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The Stage (UK)
April 4th, 2017

When that army of dancers gets going, when the rows of lights start twinkling and tap shoes hit the bleachers extending towards the audience from the back of the stage, it’s simply, overwhelmingly, stunning.
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Time Out London
April 5th, 2017

But most of all, this show socks you over the head with good old-fashioned spectacle. In an era where most homegrown musicals rely on a couple of all-purpose sets and some moody lighting, it’s dazzlingly lavish and bright.
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The London Evening Standard
April 5th, 2017

We get lengthy, drifting excerpts from this seemingly entirely logic-free piece and, despite the tapping, our spirits begin to flag.
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The Times (UK)
April 5th, 2017

The dancing is the star of this show but Easton, Halse and Tom Lister, solidly good as Julian Marsh, impress.
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