Pretty Woman (West End)
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Pretty Woman (West End)
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Pretty Woman (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

79%
(264 Ratings)
Positive
82%
Mixed
13%
Negative
5%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Romantic, Funny

About the Show

A stage adaptation of the 1990 film of the same name with music by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (264)

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51 Reviews | 1 Follower
95
Cliched, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You love the movie and like a big fun musical production. Also to see Courtney Bowman who steals the show.

Don't see it if You think you will be hearing the soundtrack from the movie or you didn’t like the film

60 Reviews | 6 Followers
86
Romantic, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you like the film

Don't see it if you are expecting more than the film

60 Reviews | 3 Followers
84
Refreshing, Romantic, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love the movie and want something fun

Don't see it if you don’t like the plot

225 Reviews | 37 Followers
83
Romantic, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You love the movie or you love Bryan Adams music/writing style

Don't see it if You’re expecting an amazing, original musical show. Read more

Nic
624 Reviews | 108 Followers
82
Better than broadway, Funny, Great acting, Cliched, Predictable

See it if you’re averse to a mostly paint-by-numbers recreation of the film Pretty Woman.

Don't see it if you have no interest in the show or at least in the cast, which was stellar. Read more

50 Reviews | 2 Followers
80
Entertaining, Delightful, Overhated, Fun, Cliched

See it if you like the movie, the two are practically identical. The score is better than most people give it credit for, and it was fun throughout

Don't see it if you don't like cliched love stories. Some lyrics are pretty cringe and uninspired

69 Reviews | 4 Followers
78
Entertaining

See it if -

Don't see it if -

108 Reviews | 12 Followers
76
Ok, Entertaining, Ambitious, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like that film, assured all the lines you loved are there. And the 80s style music uplifts your mood.

Don't see it if main romance story has been faded somehow - probably because 'Edward' doesn't have great number. Rather 'Barney' stole the show.

Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out London
December 12th, 2021

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ is a good times and low expectations sort of show that does the minimum expected of it, and no more... cynical, soulless, nostalgia cash-in.
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The London Evening Standard
March 3rd, 2020
For a previous production

Yes, it’s a musical about prostitution, but this adaptation of the 1990 Julia Roberts/Richard Gere rom-com is a triumph of exuberant zest over dodgy subject matter. It matches the charm of the film but has a subversive energy all its own.
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The Guardian (UK)
March 2nd, 2020
For a previous production

The score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance often veers into the bland...the nascent love story between Giulio and Mr Thompson feels, for a time, like there’s another, more daring musical fighting to get out of this one.
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The Telegraph (UK)
March 2nd, 2020
For a previous production

Yet this is essentially the same Pretty Woman, with cut-and-pasted dialogue and carbon-copy clothing to match the original, only with added song and dance to offset the lack of close-ups.
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The Times (UK)
March 3rd, 2020
For a previous production

If you’re not a fan of the film, there is no reason to buy a ticket for Jerry Mitchell’s production. But if you’re seeking to relive popcorn memories, you will have fun muttering along with the romcom’s snappiest lines.
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WhatsOnStage
March 2nd, 2020
For a previous production

If Pretty Woman – The Musical had any conscience it would adapt itself to the actors performing it and to the era in which it has been launched. That it simply wants to be a facsimile of a once popular movie, reveals the ugliness at its core.
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The Arts Desk
March 3rd, 2020
For a previous production

Pretty Woman won't be the last cynical miscalculation to hit the West End, but if it brings [Bob Harms] to a broader public, well, no harm done there.
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London Theatre
March 2nd, 2020
For a previous production

If Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance's score lacks serious break-out hits of its own, there's at least a curtain call reprise of Roy Orbison's famous 1964 hit single that gave the original film its title to send you out on a high.
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