An American In Paris (London)
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An American In Paris (London)

An American In Paris (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(8 Ratings)
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Dated, Enchanting, Great dancing, Slow, Ambitious

About the Show

Olivier Award winning musical featuring songs by legendary composers George and Ira Gershwin.

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161 Reviews | 26 Followers
Great dancing, Slow, Delightful

See it if you want to see a great but dance sequence heavy show set to a wonderful score by George and Ira Gershwin

Don't see it if you want a fast paced show with a modern aesthetic, this is dated (in the nicest possible way) and quite a slow burner.

81 Reviews | 2 Followers
Parisien, Great dancing, Nostalgic, Enchanting

See it if you want a traditional musical told in a traditional way - solid acting, singing and scenery

Don't see it if There is nothing new or provoking here, don't see it if that bothers you

77 Reviews | 1 Follower
Fluffy, Great dancing, Great staging, Dated, Ambitious

See it if You love the film. The film is very dated and they haven’t addressed that but still entertaining with amazing dancing if a bit too long.

Don't see it if You don’t like the film or old style musicals.

29 Reviews | 1 Follower
Indulgent, Confusing, Cliched

See it if You really love dance. I found that the story fell away in the middle and it felt a little flabby compared to modern productions.

Don't see it if You might get bored either thin story, unless you can get past that and get absorbed in the dancing.

39 Reviews | 0 Followers
Dated, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You love the music

Don't see it if You want anything with substance or pace. Stick to the film

17 Reviews | 0 Followers
Cliched, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if Beautiful dance, gorgeous costumes

Don't see it if Plot is a bit flabby around the middle

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
Slow, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You like a sublime classic Hollywood musical brought to life on stage.

Don't see it if If you're not a fan of pure dance this is not for you - there is a lot of it.

9 Reviews | 0 Followers
Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing, Banal

See it if Someone with more patience than us

Don't see it if Just couldn’t get our head around what was actually going on. Very confusing

Critic Reviews (9)

The Telegraph (UK)
March 22nd, 2017

What the show does to perfection (besides airing music that’s steeped to its marrow with a jazz-age joie de vivre) is capture the hard-to-take-in beauty of Paris and reverie of youth.
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March 22nd, 2017

An American in Paris is unlike any other musical on the London stage: sumptuously beautiful and heartfelt, it has a romantic pizzazz all of its own.
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London Theatre
March 22nd, 2017

An American in Paris is a dance musical with grace, grit and Gershwin: a winning combination if ever there was one.
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The Guardian (UK)
March 21st, 2017

Christopher Wheeldon’s superb show is a riot of colour and movement, with irresistible dance routines and a wealth of Gershwin classics.
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The London Evening Standard
January 8th, 2018

This lavish, romantic show blends ballet and musical theatre — to frequently gorgeous effect.
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The Times (UK)
March 21st, 2017

It’s got starlight, it’s got sweet dreams and, yes, it’s got rhythm too. You almost feel you couldn’t ask for anything more but this Gershwin musical also has that indefinable something called grace...
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Time Out London
October 3rd, 2017

The result is a sophisticated-looking musical that radiates good taste and good intentions, but doesn’t really catch fire.
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The Arts Desk
March 22nd, 2017

As grand escapism, An American in Paris – a Broadway adaptation of a Hollywood movie-musical – is superb, despite its attempts to introduce a little darkness to the 1951 original.
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