42nd Street
Closed 2h 40m
42nd Street

42nd Street London Reviews and Tickets

(51 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing, Great staging

About the Show

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

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Show-Score Member Reviews (51)

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62 Reviews | 2 Followers
Great costumes, Romantic, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like a lush presentation of a classic musical

Don't see it if You want edgy and contemporary drama Read more

99 Reviews | 9 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Not the best ever version but excellent big costumes and the big numbers are very good.

Don't see it if You don't think the words 'musical comedy' are the best in the English language.

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
Great dancing, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if you like a dance heavy show full of glitz and glamour

Don't see it if you’re looking for something with a little more substance.

55 Reviews | 2 Followers
Disappointing, Banal

See it if !

Don't see it if !

122 Reviews | 14 Followers
Great dancing, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you like a lot of people dancing simultaneously

Don't see it if you have a brain Read more

22 Reviews | 0 Followers
Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like great staging, perfect cast and choreo, with lots of hit songs

Don't see it if you don't like tap-dance

26 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you like classical musicals

Don't see it if You do not like classical musicals

29 Reviews | 1 Follower
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!

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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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 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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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 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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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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