Drury Lane Theatre Royal

Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF GB

42nd Street
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42nd Street Tickets

4.8/5
based on 462 reviews

Drury Lane Theatre Royal

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Booking until: Thursday, 29 November 2018

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (One interval)

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Important Information

Please note: Lulu will not be performing on the following dates - 16 May, 22, 23, 30 June.


Booking from:
Monday, 20 March 2017

Booking until:
Thursday, 29 November 2018

Running time:
2 hours 30 minutes (One interval)

This is the stuff dreams are made of. If you've ever wished you had what it takes to be a leading light on the musical stage, you can experience the thrill vicariously thanks to the star of this heart-warming, funny production. Meet young Peggy Sawyer, who arrives on New York's Broadway fresh from a tiny hayseed town in middle America, determined to become a star.

42nd Street is an American musical dating back to the 1930s. The movie was set in 1933 when Art Deco style ruled the day and the world was changing fast. It was also the time of the USA's Great Depression. The book was by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, the lyrics by Al Dubin, the wonderful, magical music by Harry Warren. A brilliant revival of the original, on stage for the first time in 1981, won that year's Tony Award for Best Musical. And this is the first time the show has been staged in theatreland since 1990.

The new production kicks off previews in late on 20th March and will be directed by the original co-author Mark Bramble, an extra treat for audiences. The original West End production included Catherine Zeta-Jones in the cast and won the Olivier for best musical in 1984. Zeta-Jones was only a second understudy but, like the fictional star of the show Peggy, she got the chance to perform when the leading lady Barbara King and her first understudy happened to fall ill. A Broadway revival in 2001 brought further accolades, including the Tony award for Best Musical Revival.

The cast is enormous and they more or less all sing and dance, quite a sight. The costumes are set to be spectacular, as you'd expect from a plot set in the glittering 1930s. And those gorgeous, lush show tunes sound just as fresh, just as lovely. In fact the revival's producers are promising even more singing and dancing than ever before, with extra colour and sparkle plus extra songs and dances.

The theme of the piece remains the same, and it's inspirational: follow your bliss, harness your talent, work hard and dreams can – and do – come true.

42nd Street – The story

42nd Street is set in Depression-era New York, during the 1930s. Peggy hails from a small town in Pennsylvania, but her dreams are larger than life. The legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh notices her and awards her a place in the cast of Pretty Lady, his latest Broadway show. The star is Dorothy Brock, an ageing Broadway diva who dislikes Peggy on sight. Dorothy is injured during the previews, but Peggy saves the day by taking on the lead role. And she's brilliant.

Peggy’s rise from showgirl to star is what dreams are made of. The story is told via a non-stop feast of complex tap dances, well-loved musical theatre hits and massive ensemble numbers. And it's set to break records in the West End. We can't wait!

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Press Reviews

The mother of all showbiz musicals The Telegraph

Utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz The Times

Blow your mind with spectacle Metro

It roars where others purr The Stage

A golden spectacle of showbiz glamour Time Out

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based on 462 reviews

Creative

Costumes beautiful, great creative dancing very old Hollywood. Great acting. Saw show last year too.


London Box Office customer

Unexpectedly good and entertaining

Never heard of this show until my friend mentioned it because she wanted to watch something that is feel good and fun for her birthday. I'm so glad I went. The story is light , different and funny. I was smiling all through out.. I'm in awe with the costumes. Well choreographed dances and the stamina of the actors is unbelievable. Makes me want to take up tap dancing. Lulu is around my mum's generation but she just gained 2 new fans


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amazing tap dancing and fantastic costumes

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Very sparkly!

Couldn't fault it. Costumes, dancing, everything brilliant!!


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Classic!

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A Billiant show

I have travelled the world and have seen shows on Broadway, Las Vegas, Johannesburg,the West End over many years and have never seen a better show. For sheer energy, brilliant costumes, wonderful sets and superb lighting, this show, 42nd Street, has no peer. I have already recommended the show to 4 people and they have already booked.


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Awesome throwback

This is the best of the era of big stage musicals. Many recognizable songs and incredible dancing throughly. Clever staging, costumes and sets, and a great quick tempo throughout.


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Reasonable

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A must see!

The production was Broadway quality! I found the talent, music and all around production to be fabulous! Loved it!


London Box Office customer

It made our citytrip perfect !

I had the impression of beiing alife on the stage myself I recommand it to all visitors of London!


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Feel good show

Excellent dancing and costumes. A feel good show


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Brilliant!!

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Great show, amazing dancing and a beautiful set!

such a good evening out and so cheap for what you get! Never thought about it before but it was such a good activity. Amazing dances and the set was very extravagant, really felt like a Broadway show in the US! Would definitely recommend.


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Excellent costumes, brilliant tap dancing

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Amazing

I just lived the show, so many talented dancers I didn’t know which dancer to look at next. Costumes superb, beautiful colours and sparkle. The routines were incredible, it really was a brilliant night out and Drury Lane Theatre Royal was one of the best theatres I have been to. We got last minute tickets at a bargain price and although our seats were in the Grand Circle K33 and K34 we could see the show ok with only a couple of times a little difficult but this did not spoil the experience. Would definitely recommend, oh and the pub opposite was nice too.


London Box Office customer

A rainbow of music and dance.

Loved the show because of the choreography, the costumes, the music and the sets.... all good.


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fun and classic musicl comedy with outstanding tap dancing

Fast, fun and funny. The number of cast, the orchestra and the outstanding tap dancing (hoofing) and the powerful singing made it a stimulating and enjoyable show


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Never seen anything as superb as this

Don't miss it. You can't miss it.


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must see

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A joyous evenng

Very disappointed. The show is very good: I had seen it 4 times and I wanted to see it again following the changes in the cast. However, Lulu was indisposed so my reason for going was thwarted. My ratings are for the show overall rather than for last night.


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Wonderful

We were really excités n’y the show and its actress and actors


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A night on a wonderful high

If you love razzmatazz this is a show for you done to a really high standard. I loved it !


London Box Office customer

Colourful. WOnderful, amazing dancing scenes.

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It was very very good and very well done and enjoyed it very much.


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So much talent and energy

So much talent and energy but the story lets it down... but for the dancing and singing alone it is mindblowingly good....


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Wonderful experience

A bright, positive, happy and colorful show that can make your week better!


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Best show in a long time

I was so caught up in the show I thought I was at rehearsals instead of a show about rehearsals. Excellent performance. Definitely a must see .. again!


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This one is MUST!

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glamour galore!

wonderful, lavish production. i've never seen so many costume changes in such a short time. superb!


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Don't miss!

The show was sensational. The precision for each number was superb. Costumes were incredible. This is a must see show for one and all.


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Spectacular

Brilliant scenery and so many scene changes and dazzling costumes. Very up beat and a fun show.


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Happiness, rythm, colourful, music, a really wonderful moment of happiness.

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A must see if you like dancing,

Fabulous show, brilliant creative dancing, fantastic costumes, everybody in the show gave 100%


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high energy , amazing tap dancing

This show is full of glitter and glamour with amazing dancing from all the cast so keeps you engaged with the action. Storyline seems dated by todays standards but a still great evening out.


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The music was way too loud!


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If you like tap dancing you cannot miss this show!

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Amazing

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Nice and colorful show

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perfect ecellent

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Excellent production


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A must see.

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Screen Printing Bench 30" x 40"

great show fab


London Box Office customer

Toe tapping!

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Outstanding

Fun energetic and perfect


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John

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Uplifting and brilliant dancing.

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fast moving, cclorfull, exelent dancingI recommend

I recommend the the show for shoore.


London Box Office customer

A nice bit of show biz "history" and good fun

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No idea what the plot was but the show was great

Attended with my family for an 18th birthday present. We all enjoyed the show, the dancing was fantastic and we were all surprised how many of the songs we knew. The overall plot of the show was reasonably clear but the sub-plot of the show within the show made little sense - not that it really mattered. Sets were great and changed very smoothly.


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Great

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Great show

Brilliant show if you want music and dancing, this is the 2nd time seeing it the costumes are amazing


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A wonderful spectacle

An absolute must.


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Exciting, fabulous

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Amazing

The dancing was phenomenal! What an amazing show.


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Loistavaa


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Razzle Dazzel

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Excellent show

Went to see this show and was completely blown away. The costumes, music and dancing were amazing. Lulu gave a great performance as did everyone else. Would recommend everyone to see it at least once.


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Lively and colourful

Very good performance. Costumes and scenery excellent. A very enjoyable afternoon.


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lively must see

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Extravaganza

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Spectacular!!!

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Fantastic

We have travelled to London from Yorkshire for the last 10 years to see a show and this was the best show we have ever seen.


London Box Office customer

Great stag show masterpiece

The show was everything we expected it to be. My only complaint being the star attraction Lulu was not performing over the Easter period. We did not receive prior knowledge of this when booking the tickets (which were booked only last month). So beware


London Box Office customer

fantstaic show brilliant above what I expected


London Box Office customer

Great show

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Brilliant

Very nice show. We had seats in the last row but it was brilliant. Show was superb and I recommend it to anyone. Costumes, story, dancing excellent!


London Box Office customer

Great Show

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absolutely fabulous!

Great show with amazing music performed by brilliant cast. Breathless 120 minutes, I could not notice how quickly they passed! 5 stars!!


London Box Office customer

We found it rather long and samey. Lots of good dancing and costumes but not a lot of story-line.


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42nd street, just brilliant!!!

From the choreography to the sound track everything was first class. Lulu was excellent. 5 stars.


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Not to be missed if you like musicals


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An absolute bobby dazzler of a show

A wonderful experience of music,singing, dance, costumes, and humour. Friendly and efficient staff. Highly recommended as a family experience.


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uplifiting

The energy and timing was superb. The atmosphere was electric. A really uplifting evening on a cold snowy day in London. Thank u


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must see

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Better

Christmas present to my wife and not sure what to expect but can honestly say the show surpassed both of our expectations


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Broadway musical!

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One of the all time great musicals

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Drury Lane Theatre Royal
Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF GB

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  • Capacity: 2200
  • Year built: 1812

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