Moulin Rouge! The Musical (London)
Open run 2h 35m
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (London)

Moulin Rouge! The Musical (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(104 Reviews)
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Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing, Raunchy, Must see

Baz Luhrmann's hit stage adaptation of the 2001 Oscar-winning film transfers to London's West End. 

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37 Reviews | 2 Followers
Childish, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You have nothing better to do

Don't see it if You care about the film and would hate to see it massacred by sub par performances and a DREADFUL script Read more

32 Reviews | 1 Follower
Disappointing, Overrated, Excruciating, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you’re not a fan of the original music and want a night out akin to a hen do or strip club

Don't see it if you have high expectations for the film on stage. The set is stunning. The writing and the acting of the original cast was really poor.

31 Reviews | 1 Follower
Romantic, Epic, Entertaining, Must see, Great staging

See it if You want to see the best set design in London with the craziest medleys ever. If you want to see a fun jukebox musical with a talented cast.

Don't see it if You want to see the movie eye to eye on stage. Songs are a bit different, Satine is sassy, if you don’t like love songs

30 Reviews | 6 Followers
Disappointing, Great staging, Cliched

See it if you liked the plot of the movie but are not a hardcore fan. Keeps the spirit of the film but expect changes. Amazing costumes and sets.

Don't see it if you're a hardcore fan of the film. Some songs have changed for the worst, most notably the Elephant Medley, and it can be disappointing.

29 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You love the original movie or if you want a great night out. Atmosphere is amazing. Fabulous sets, costumes, dancing and vocals!

Don't see it if You want the staged musical to be exactly the same as the film. Or if you dont want loud music with pop songs.

29 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great staging, Riveting, Must see, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if AMAZING show,

Don't see it if You don’t like the can can

19 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great staging, Edgy, Epic, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of jukebox musicals. Everything about this show is amazing, Backstage Romance choreography is stunning!

Don't see it if You want to see a stage copy of the film, there are new songs, characters and small changes to the story.

19 Reviews | 0 Followers
Romantic, Raunchy, Funny, Delightful, Glamour

See it if You love the glitz and glamour and a familiar soundtrack adapted for the stage. It’s loud, brash and beautiful. Can can seats are 5*

Don't see it if You don’t like raunchy or you like an original score

Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out London
January 21st, 2022

...director Alex Timbers’s dementedly maximalist ‘remix’ of Baz Luhrmann’s smash 2001 film is pure sensory overload...for all its tongue-in-cheek chutzpah, when the music stops you’re not left with much.
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 20th, 2022

The whole experience is awash with sure-footed dance: sensuous, fleet and duly delivering those signature can-can moves in a riot of petticoat lifting and high-kicking. Yet there’s little disguising the slender narrative arc...
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The London Evening Standard
January 21st, 2022

Alex Timbers’ production excels when it seduces the eye, not the mind or the heart: Derek McLane’s sets and Catherine Zuber’s costumes are essays in polychromatic fabulousness.
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January 20th, 2022

From the second you enter you know what to expect: a musical with a heart of gold that seeks to entertain and overwhelm in equal measure. It is so over the top, it's irresistible.
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The Times (UK)
January 21st, 2022

Calling this show a mash-up is an understatement: it’s more like pouring a few hundredweight of melodies into a cement mixer lorry and adding several tons of rhinestones.
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The Arts Desk
January 21st, 2022

It’s kitsch, joyful hedonism writ large, bursting with sparklers, streamers and technicolour vitality – and powered by a cast who know only too well that you should perform every show as though it could be your last. Irresistible entertainment.
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The Stage (UK)
January 20th, 2022

It’s a shell of a show, all noise and no signal, instantly crumbling into its own lack of substance.
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The Guardian (UK)
January 20th, 2022

There is a lot to love: with a wonderfully wild energy throughout, it’s happily queerer than the film, and the well-known songs really are spectacular.
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