Dear Evan Hansen (London)
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Dear Evan Hansen (London)
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Dear Evan Hansen (London) London Reviews and Tickets

84%
(298 Reviews)
Positive
87%
Mixed
10%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great singing, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, 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 (298)

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Nic
470 Reviews | 91 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.

104 Reviews | 11 Followers
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

83 Reviews | 16 Followers
92
Must see, Great writing, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You’re looking for an original musical with a great score

Don't see it if You don’t like shows with a confusing theme or high school shows Read more

77 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Amazing cast!, Great songs!, Takes you on a journey of emotions, Crisis, Important

See it if you want to see a beautiful modern offbeat musical with heartfelt subject matter. Humorous at times. The show made me care about Evan.

Don't see it if you don’t want to see a show about loneliness mental health suicide.

74 Reviews | 6 Followers
90
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you love to cry and have an emotional evening

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

65 Reviews | 6 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 too interesting. Read more

55 Reviews | 5 Followers
67
Relevant, Intense, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You don't want to think too much about the plot

Don't see it if You are too plot-driven and plot holes will bother you

53 Reviews | 2 Followers
75
Clever, Intense, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you love a good story

Don't see it if you hate flashy things. (It would be great if this was a small intimate production)

Critic Reviews (10)

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 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 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 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 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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Time Out London
November 19th, 2019
For a previous production

A West End newcomer, 21-year-old Sam Tutty glows with sweat and goodness, bringing integrity to a storyline that’s somewhere between ingenious and tortuous.
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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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