Aspects of Love (West End)
Aspects of Love (West End)

Aspects of Love (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

(111 Ratings)
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Dated, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

About the Show

Michael Ball stars in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical exploring how love changes everything.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (110)

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99 Reviews | 10 Followers
Great band, Great singing, Great acting, Nostalgic, Beautiful

See it if you want to see high quality musical and/or like Michael Ball.

Don't see it if you think Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical is old and boring. You like straight forward story. This is 'aspects' of love, not love story.

277 Reviews | 85 Followers
Beautiful alw music carries it

See it if you enjoy ALW's haunting tunes here. I saw the original on Bway many years ago, & the score is still lovely & moving. Ball still sings LCE.

Don't see it if you are offended by almost all of these characters having affairs with each other no matter their ages.

64 Reviews | 5 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to hear a great full orchestra playing good music and good singing

Don't see it if You don't like love stories.

323 Reviews | 17 Followers
Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Dated

See it if You want a beautiful romantic show, with great singing and great staging

Don't see it if It's quite slow, and very dated.

59 Reviews | 2 Followers
Dated, Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You like more traditional musicals (this is a Lloyd Webber classic) with well known classical songs; it story also enchants you.

Don't see it if You're looking for something fast paced and/or modern. This is a tradional style musical.

68 Reviews | 8 Followers
Problematic, Sometimes enchanting, Ambitious, Troubled, Beautifully-sung

See it if know and love this material and/or Michael Ball. I adore ALW's score for this show, and this may be your last chance to hear it live.

Don't see it if need a strong book or likeable characters, because this show doesn't really offer either of those. Read more

615 Reviews | 107 Followers
Cringeworthy, Great score, Great singing, Banal, Confusing

See it if you love incestuous Andrew Lloyd Webber shows or just really need to hear Michael Ball sing Love Changes Everything within this show.

Don't see it if you can’t withstand cringing very hard at a plot. Read more

118 Reviews | 11 Followers
Indulgent, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Some good songs and singing but slow and uninvolving.

Don't see it if The storyline is still weak.

Critic Reviews (14)

The London Evening Standard
May 26th, 2023

"A story of postwar, would-be bohemians engaged in cross-generation, borderline-incestuous romances within their own family and social circle, its characters are thin and dislikeable, its plot preposterous."
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Time Out London
May 26th, 2023

"I don’t want to overreact to what is basically a pretty silly musical with nice tunes and solid performances...Ultimately the story of ‘Aspects of Love’ is probably best viewed as a relic of a different era, when people did actually cop off with their teenage cousins and the British were only just fumblingly acknowledging that sex was a thing."
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The Guardian (UK)
May 26th, 2023

"It is, without doubt, a well-oiled show, easy on the eye and ear."
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 25th, 2023

"This revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1989 hit musical may not quite sweep you off your feet – but it still beguiles"
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The Times (UK)
May 26th, 2023

"You sit through the two and a half hours hoping that the characters will acquire some sort of depth. They never do."
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The Arts Desk
May 26th, 2023

"This production represents a gamble, too, and whatever one's reaction to the intractable nuttiness of the material, something about it - rather like a bygone, life-defining love affair - proves impossible to dismiss."
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London Theatre
May 26th, 2023

"You can certainly admire the efforts made here, while also questioning the wisdom of trying to stage such an inexorably dated – albeit occasionally beguiling – piece."
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The Stage (UK)
May 25th, 2023

"Ball performs with characteristic ease, soaringly delivering the song everyone’s waiting for, which has been shamelessly reallocated from Alex to George for the occasion. But enduring this lurid musical male fantasy is a high price to pay: one tiny spark of nostalgia for one giant ick."
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