See it if Enthralling racy exciting & romantic. Boy meets girl, secrets & sadness. Can-can, Burlesque. Big, bold, fun. Fantastic costumes & set.
Don't see it if …racy offends.
See it if You love the movie and pop music and big dance numbers
Don't see it if You expect a carbon copy of the movie
See it if You want the biggest spectacle in London right now, it's not Shakespeare but this show puts in the work and is in a league of own
Don't see it if You don't like musicals or want something emotionally challenging
See it if you like an energetic show by great performers
Don't see it if you hate mashing up popular songs
See it if You want a breathtaking, dazzling show with amazing music and sets.
Don't see it if No reason not to enjoy this show. Although can be a lot on the senses sometimes with flashing lights.
See it if You love pop music and a great ensemble of amazing dancers
Don't see it if you don't like musicals with lots of pop music in it
See it if Probably the most over the top show I've ever seen, but in the best way possible. Every set piece delivers.
Don't see it if The show is a jukebox musical, so keep that in mind. But it really is a mesmerising experience.
See it if You want to see an over the top musical with lots of dancing on a mesmerising stage.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of jukebox musicals.
...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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
It’s a shell of a show, all noise and no signal, instantly crumbling into its own lack of substance.
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.