Irving Berlin's White Christmas London Reviews and Tickets
Entertaining, Cliched, Festive, Slow, Romantic
About the Show
A beautiful romantic comedy based on the 1954 film of the same name set during WWII.
A romantic musical production starring Danny Mac (Sunset Boulevard) and Olivier Award nominee Dan Burton (Jersey Boys, Singin' in the Rain, Gypsy). Book by David Ives and Paul Blake and music by Irving Berlin. The original 2009 Broadway production earned two Tony Award nominations for Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.
Nikolai Foster’s production, originally from Leicester’s Curve Theatre is studded with stage troupers and TV talent show graduates who do their high-kicking, wide-smiling jobs well enough. It’s exuberant, dumb fun.
...the stage musical is a pale imitation of the movie and about as alluring as a Christmas tree that has lost half of its needles — no matter how much tinsel you hang around it, the bare patches are hard to ignore.
Whatever you’ve been dreaming of, this isn’t quite it...But David Ives and Paul Blake’s adaptation, which premiered in the US in 2000, thins out the plot, weakens the characters, and removes most of the drama.