Drury Lane Theatre Royal

Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF GB

42nd Street

42nd Street Tickets

4.8/5
based on 135 reviews

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Booking until: Saturday, 10 February 2018

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Booking from:
Monday, 20 March 2017

Booking until:
Saturday, 10 February 2018

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 135 reviews

Amazing show

Superb dancing and acting absolutely amazing show


London Box Office customer

Incredible! Brought the 30’s back to life!

My partner and I were blown away with this performance! It makes you feel like you’ve gone back to the 30’s, displaying incredible skill and precision and talent with singing dancing and acting! Along with incredible outfits... I could go on and on and I don’t normally do reviews but this is well worth the effort! Go watch it! Ali Hellmuth


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Great music

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Exciting musical show

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Fun

Energy and enjoyable


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Fantastic Night!

Fantastic from the first note to the last. At first we were disappointed that Sheena Easton wouldn't be performing but 'Dorothy Brock' was absolutely stunning! Would recommend this show completely!


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classical

A very good show for those aged over 60 who may appreciate the historical elements of American in the 1930's.


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Super!

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If you like dance, go see it

Excellent for the dancing, singing and costumes, but the story itself is not very exiting.


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timeless proffesional performance

This show is stunning! has it all! costume !music! talent !and OMG stunning dance routines absolutely timed to perfection never seen the mirror effect on the formation before except on old black and white movies. It was amazing!


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Must see!

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Such a musical. Totally enjoyed it.

The show was brilliant from start to finished. Fantastic choreography. Wouldn't mind seeing it again.


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The show was very colorful, and had lively singing and wonderful dancing scenes

This was a lively and colourful musical with lots of wonderful costumes dancing and singing routines which kept you fully focussed watching the large cast of performers in the show who all gave 100%.


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ח

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Spectacular, energetic, colourful, grand a must see!

Loved the show... amazing dancing and singing.Costumes were creative and beautiful. The stage setting and props were fantastic. The show is brilliant.


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Brilliant!

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Fantastic colourful feet tapping show

42nd Street is a fantastic musical show. The dancing, singing, costumes and scenery and the orchestra were wonderful. My feet tapped all the way back to Devon! I could willingly have stayed to see the next performance.


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What theatre is all about.

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What an uplifting evening

High energy feel good show. Sheena Easton's singing gave me goosebumps and the dancing was out of this world. A brilliant evenings entertainment. Well done and many thanks


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Great fun!

Great entertainment for a fun night out! Whole audience was mesmerized by the fantastic dancing and singing!


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Stunning

The best dancer i have been ever seen.


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Fantastic

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Colourful and entertaining

Excellent show one of the best we have seen.


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Simply Stunning in every way

The whole production was just amazing.


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A bit oldfashioned, yet well-performed

probably a show for older generation. Dancing was magnificent.


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Brilliant show.

A brilliant show especially if you like musicals and tap dancing.


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FANTASTIC

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Don't Miss This Show

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Incredible!

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Excellent

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Wished it would never end

Colourful costumes and catchy music. Fantastic dance routines.


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Wonderful

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I wouldn't mind buying cheap seats for this one

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Dance spectacular

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Fantastic, must see

Everything you would expect from a west end show just fantastic


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Absolutely wonderful new production of a show I saw many years ago. Particularly enjoyed the brilliant dancing and clever staging. The costumes were gloriously glitzy too! Would definitely recommend this show for young and old alike. Great entertainment.


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42ND Street

Great show - thoroughly enjoyed it. The band were brilliant and the costumes were absolutely fabulous - I'd give both more than 5 stars if I could. The dancing was awesome however would have loved the show stopping finale to keep going for longer!! And included a lot more epic dance scenes and less acting because those moments were truly captivating. Lots more broadway show dancing!!! Loved IT none the less!!


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A must see!

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Sounds and visually is amazing!

The show was well done and most of the cast first rate. Younger audiences will find the show a little dated but that's what makes it fun in the first place!


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Just when you thought they couldn't dance anymore...they do!!!

Yes it may be an old story BUT... it is SO exhilaratingly done!! The level of dancing just keeps going until it seems to reach a crescendo and then there's more!! Can't think of anyone who wouldn't love this show!!


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Joyful and energetic

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Fascinating and cheerful

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Excellent show. Cast were fantastic


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Overwhelmingly delightful

It was a great first show to see, such amazing production and really great fun - a must see! Would highly recommend to anyone.


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Best musical I have ever seen

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A must see!

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Spectacular

I hadn't been to the theatre for a while and really enjoyed the performance. Highly recommended.


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amazing loved the show

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Awesome

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A wondrous spectacle. A must see

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BREATHTAKING!

A brilliant show packed with great music, unbelievable dancing and spectacular costumes. Massive stage to compliment the breathtaking dance routines and costumes. Clare Halse (Peggy) was sensational!


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Toe tapping fantastic

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Brilliant

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onging surprises with each stage effect

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Pure Showbiz

Loved everything - if you like tap dancing you will love this show - only thing I could say is that it finished to soon.


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What a musical

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Fantastic Show

What a fantastic show,dancing all through the show,great entertainment for all,amazing !!!!


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Sensational

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Amazing, wonderful show

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Excellent Show!

My 19yr old daughter who is a dancer almost cried at the opening number. If you appreciate dance at all or have any tap experience, you will love this show!


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Fascinating

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A good time

Iovely show would see it again.


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SUPER SHOW

AMAZING!!!! GIRLFRIENDS FIRST MUSICAL... WHAT A SHOW


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Amazing energy from start to finish!

The acting, dancing and singing was outstanding. An epic performance from the whole cast. The best show I've ever seen.


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Must see show!

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Fabulous and heart warming!

The entire was was fabulous! Loved it to the last moment! Made me feel good! The dancing was absolutely beyond the best!


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Wonderful

Excellent, 100% .. and even the conductor displayed showmanship! Music was perfect, tapping, dancing, acting, set changes, etc it was perfect.


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Exhilerating!

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loved it - a must see

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Must see

Beautiful story amazing dancing and show


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a classic musical

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AMAZING !

Everything was fantastic; the dancing, singing, acting, script, music and more were all incredible !!


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Wonderful

Full of energy, fabulous costumes , amazing dancing


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42nd Street A Must See

Just spoke much fun


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Positive feel good show

Actors particularly Sheena Easton and actress playing peggy sawyer where exceptional and excelled vocally with show tapping speed of dancing. Ensemble were outstanding and it is a sight to behold at their showstopping big numbers. I am sure no one watching this show will come away disappointed.


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Excellent tap dancing

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A wonderful colourful entailing show Best I have seen for years

We would go back and see this show again. Music fantastic ,dancing the very best. Wonderful show Full mark to all concerned


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Razzle dazzle escapism

A coyple of hours spent watching this show lifted my spirits and sent me away tapping my feet and humming the tunes. What mire can you ask for.


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You Can't Help But Enjoy It

A fabulous interpretation! Better than the original. Beautifully choreographed and fabulously colourful. You can't help but smile throughout.


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Fantastic

Recommend the show to anyone. It was fantastic. Everything about he show very professional , very well done. Some scenes gave me goose bumps.


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Wonderful

Very entertaining and the scenes were well organised and the costumes most colourful.


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Foot tapping extravaganza.

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