Drury Lane Theatre Royal

Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF GB

42nd Street

42nd Street Tickets

4.8/5
based on 399 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

Customer Reviews

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Anyone:
80%
Families:
87%
Teenagers:
84%
Couples:
91%
Theatregoers:
95%

based on 399 reviews

Uplifting and brilliant dancing.

London Box Office customer

fast moving, cclorfull, exelent dancingI recommend

I recommend the the show for shoore.


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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.


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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


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fantstaic show brilliant above what I expected


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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!


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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!!


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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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Great costumes, poor leg space.

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All the glitter really is gold

Amazing visually, the costumes were so colourful. Well choreographed dance numbers. Would recommend to go and see this show


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A sparkling toe tapping brilliant show .

Attention to detail brilliant cast in real harmony with each other . Superb sets with smooth transitions . Made me want to get on stage with them I danced all the way home . An absolute must to see I will be going back .


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Fantastic

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Sparkle

Beautiful theatre - loved the whole show - the girls looked amazing in all the costumes & their performance was incredible - i almost tap danced all the way home


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Brilliant

A wonderful experience the theatre was empty due to the weather . The seating was amazing and all 5 of us had an enjoyable time


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Beautiful time

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Awesome show will have you tapping in your seats

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Happy music

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Loved it!!

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Fun evening with 42nd st

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fun and fabulous

a must watch, fantastic set and costumes mixed with the super acting and dancing of the cast.


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Amazing show - a must see for musicals lovers

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Super choreography, light effects, costumes, dancing

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A must see feel good show

Amazing feel good show. Everything from start to finish was super slick and makes you want to take up tap dancing again.


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energetic

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Good, clean and colorful,well staged

Interesting reflection on difficult years, put across in lively and fun music and dance. No worries about language or innuendo. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.


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shines

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Sheer Joy

I couldn't believe some of the newspapers negative views. One of the best shows I have ever seen. Only comment is we didn't know the names of some of the understudies


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Don't miss this show!

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Fabulous show but avoid balcony seats

42nd is a brilliant show but I strongly advise against buying balcony seats. Mine were marked “restrictrd view” but that understated the discomfort of having to lean forward for the whole show to get a view of the top of many performers heads.


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Lively, glitzy and fabulously toe tapping entertainment

A really enjoyable show, taking you right back to the 1930s. The costumes, scenery and dancing were all spectacular.


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Tap at it best!

From the overture to the finale it was brilliant. The theatre was full due to half term with ages from 5 - 85, all seemed to be enjoying it. Definitely a must for anyone with children who love to tap dance.


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Amazing show! Must to watch

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Spectacular, spakling and brilliant

The whole show is about tap dancing and singing.The dancers were absolutely brilliant. I left feeling really happy and wanting to dance myself.


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A show to remember

It is a show not to miss, it is very intratening of excellent standard !


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A must see

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very entertaining

fantastic sets and energetic dancing


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Fabulous dancing routines and costumes. Fun for all ages.

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Dazzling tap dancing.

The show was awash with enthusiatic acting and dancing. Everyone looked like they enjoyed every minute on the stage. Orchestra had a fabulous sound.Singing was a high standard.


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SPECTACULAR

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42nd Street

Of all the theatre shows and have seen here and New York this was my favourite it had energy, glitz, great music I felt I was an old time film being made in front of me, I absolutely love it.


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Our 2 night trip to london

Show excellent with every aspect to be admired.Did not believe Emmerdale was such a good grounding for anyone but Tom was outstanding and Sheena could not have performed better. Whole cast to be congratulated.


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Fabulous

Its one of the best shows I've seen. I would recommended that any one should go and see it. The young girl who has the lead role dances like Debbie Reynolds in Singing in the Rain amazing.


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Wonderful show

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Fun and likeable

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Wonderful show

Thoroughly enjoyed every part of the show.


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Sheer enjoyment, sheer delight

This is musical theatre at its best. Every opportunity to make a song into a big, extravagant production number is taken. Just fabulous.


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Glittery

Fabulous show, great for couples, friends and teenagers


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Everything that is implied by he word 'Musical'.

Loved the tap dancing, loved the production numbers, loved the sequins! The most exhilarating show in town. And to think how long ago it was written! Every detail was a joy. I wish everyone could get a shot of '42nd Street'. ( It was my second visit).


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Spectacular! Uplifting! Magical!

Cast of 100 hoofing in perfect time - a real Busby Berkeley experience! Glitz, glamour, elegance and wonderful voices. A must if you love to see great dancing


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

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  • Capacity: 2200
  • Year built: 1812