Dear Evan Hansen (London)
Ends Oct 2022 2h 30m
Dear Evan Hansen (London)
83

Dear Evan Hansen (London) London Reviews and Tickets

83%
(198 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
9%
Negative
5%
Members say
Great singing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant

About the Show

Olivier award-winning musical by hit songwriters Pasek and Paul ('The Greatest Showman', 'La La Land').

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Member Reviews (198)

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Nic
403 Reviews | 84 Followers
90
Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you haven’t yet. Sam Tutty gives a star-making performance as Evan (this coming from someone who’s seen nearly everyone who’s played Evan).

Don't see it if you can’t get there before closing. But you really should try. The film is nowhere near as good.

52 Reviews | 1 Follower
81
Profound, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see some brilliant pop songs interspersed with a story that says something profound if you peel back the melodrama.

Don't see it if you want a show that takes the time to explore mental health, suicide and anxiety among other topics- this feels too superficial at times. Read more

36 Reviews | 2 Followers
60
Disappointing, Great writing

See it if you are interested in new musicals and you love the soundtrack.

Don't see it if you are expecting anything to interesting. Read more

32 Reviews | 1 Follower
50
Overrated, Insipid, Great singing, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you’re a fan of the soundtrack AND you understand the storyline before going in.

Don't see it if you are triggered by suicide, trivialising mental health, overhyped shows.

31 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Relevant, Resonant, Masterful, Delightful, Funny

See it if You want to cry your heart out for 2 hours and listen to the beautiful score of pasek and Paul

Don't see it if You want a huge set and crazy choreography. If you expect giant dance routine, if you don’t like using tissues

30 Reviews | 6 Followers
90
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you're want great songs and a thought-provoking story. Makes you reflect about mental health and how we tend to hide those issues.

Don't see it if the topic of mental health and suicide is tough for you.

29 Reviews | 0 Followers
75
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You like contemporary musicals! It’s a very emotional show with a simplistic set but strong musical score. Singing and acting choices great.

Don't see it if You dont want to cry or find the topic of this show heavy.

29 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Must see, Riveting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if A great story, a poignant story

Don't see it if .

Critic Reviews (10)

The Telegraph (UK)
November 19th, 2019
For a previous production

Directed (as on Broadway) by Michael Greif, the evening has - all the same - no weak links, casting-wise. But the show belongs to its 21-year-old star Sam Tutty, fresh out of drama school and making his West End debut.
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London Theatre
November 19th, 2019
For a previous production

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's beautiful score may be a little ballad-heavy, but has integrity and depth that matches the story they have to tell, whose book is written by Steven Levenson.
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The London Evening Standard
November 19th, 2019
For a previous production

[The production] looks odd and overdone in London. Ultimately, this is a high school drama about stalkers, trolls and those who piggyback on tragedy. Which may be a tough sell for a London musical audience.
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The Guardian (UK)
November 19th, 2019
For a previous production

Everything, in fact, is expertly done but, if I didn’t totally surrender to the show, it is because it lacks the courage to admit that high anxiety is not so easily cured.
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The Times (UK)
November 20th, 2019
For a previous production

Yet if the prospect of spending an evening contemplating the perils of peer pressure, family breakdown and rampant social media seems less than inviting, be reassured that Dear Evan Hansen is worth it.
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The Independent (UK)
November 19th, 2019
For a previous production

Sam Tutty gives a star-making performance in a story of grief, deception and the conscienceless juggernaut of the internet.
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The Arts Desk
November 20th, 2019
For a previous production

A pat sentiment, perhaps, but worth sharing – and if this modern fable speaks loudest to a new generation of theatregoers, then it’s one we can all cheer.
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The Stage (UK)
November 19th, 2019
For a previous production

As shown in The Greatest Showman, Pasek and Paul have cracked the formula for four-chord pop songs; songs with a golden touch...Yes, a couple of those in second act are mawkish, but the rest are superb.
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