Drury Lane Theatre Royal

Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF GB

42nd Street

42nd Street Tickets

4.8/5
based on 285 reviews

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Booking until: Saturday, 20 October 2018

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (One interval)

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Booking from:
Monday, 20 March 2017

Booking until:
Saturday, 20 October 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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83%
Families:
89%
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85%
Couples:
94%
Theatregoers:
96%

based on 285 reviews

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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head and shoulders above any show that I have seen for a long time

42nd Street is easily the best show that I have seen in London for a long time. The show is fast, packed full of energy and a delight to the eye and the ear. You will be amazed at how many of the songs you know but perhaps were unaware where they were from. Give yourself a tonic and go and see the show that is head and shoulders above anything else in the West End at the moment, 42nd.Street !


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Stunning a must to see!

A show for all the family!.the tap dancing is stunning,the costumes sparkly! the whole show is a joy you wander out the theatre singing


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Brilliant, energetic show full of life and colour. Great entertainment.

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Smashing box office hit

Wow what a production. The decor and scene changes were amazing. The only complaint have is that it was very hot in the theatre. Please cool it down.


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Great Staging

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Brilliant

I love tap dancing! This show had a wealth of it! Great music, choreography, costumes and glamour!!


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Sensational

If you like familiar music, phenomenal dancing, fabulous costumes and a very polished production 42nd Street is for you. I had a smile in my face for the entire show. It couldn’t be bettered, even though 2 of the lead characters were played by understudies for the performance that I saw.


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Brilliant !!!

The best show we have ever seen. Energy, story, costumes, performers, singing, dancing. Outstanding. I wanted to get up and tap dance. Its uplifting and a teaser of days gone by. Wonderful


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30's "Broadway" at its best

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A dancing delight

You won't be disappointed with this stunning spectacle of sparkle, dazzle and glitz. The sheer energy of the whole cast keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the performance. The choreography was the best I have ever seen.


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Good!

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Non stop energy great singing and dancing with brilliant stage production

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Great Show

I recomnend the show to anyone. It was fantastic. The theater is slso very beautiful and comfortable.


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Feel good show

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Fantastic

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Fantastic Musical

Brilliant staging, costumes, dancing talent and music. We came skipping out of the theatre afterwards!!


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Best for an older crowd and those who love musicals

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wonderfull dancing, singing etc

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Full of energy!

Full of colour and energy from the moment the curtain goes up.


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Magnificent

Enjoyed the music, acting, choreography, costumes. All in all a most enjoyable production.


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Fab and full of Sparklyness

Let yourself go back to life was simple and indulge yourself in the extravaganza of 42nd Street, from stage effects to costumes this must be one of the best shows I have seen it made an ideal Birthday present for my 38 year old daughter. Fab Fab Fab will definitely go again.


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Wonderful tap

A good evening at the theatre. Ideal for fans of old style entertainment... glitz, humour, 1st rate dancing, and lots of heart


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Amazing

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Enjoyed it from the moment it started a must see by all ages !!!

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The beat show EVER , and I see lots of shows.

42nd Street is AMAZING . Please , if anyone hasn't seen this show , it is a must . I am going to come and see this show again, there is no question about it , and I live in The Lake District !


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Proper Broadway Musical

Please be aware this is very high up with lots of stairs only the fit should attempt it .


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Amazing production. High energy, tap dancing precision and so entertaining!


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A tip-tapping, topping show. A sure-fire way to cure those anxious and depressed feelings.

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42nd Street Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lighting, singing, dancing, costumes faultless.


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Glitzy and Glorious !

A real, good old fashioned musical. Fabulous sets, wonderful tunes A must-see for all music and show lovers.


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Absolutely fantastic!

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A fun evening, light entertainment with some wonderful tap dance spectacular scenes. Not a strong story line, which after all is just a vehicle for the song and dance sequences, which were great.


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Brilliant and full-on

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uplifting bright colourful and funny

I loved this show especially as I had tap danced to a tune a few years ago. In a world that is sometimes a bit down in the dumps how refreshing it was to come out of the theatre with a huge smile on my face feeling a little lighter in mood . Sheena Easton was fab!


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great evening

We were 4 and had a great time. The show is impressive.


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fab-u-louse

We loved everything about it.


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A fantastic experience

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Great entertainment!


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Very colorful and creative

Loved the production of this show. The dancing is amazing and the sets were incredible. Wasn't a fan of the story, though. Nevertheless, I would watch it again simply to enjoy the dancing by the actors. Fantastic.


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Not to be missed

The show was excellent as kept moving through the story line at a good pace and the tap dance routines were brilliant .


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Stunning!!

I absolutely loved the show. Took my girlfriend for her birthday and we were both blown away by the incredible breathlessness of the performance and the sheer energy and quality of all those who took part! Would highly recommend this show to anyone who's up for a total few hours of amazingly cheoregraphed, well performed enchanting magic.


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Uplifting

Music & costume feast


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Must see

Perfect musical extravaganza


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The 1930’s Theatre Revisited

Wonderful revival with exhausting dance routines that will make the audiences breathless just watching them. The dancers are exceptional. A lovely piece of nostalgia of a time gone by. All visitors to this show will be able to forget life as we know it today for a few hours.


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Charming

A must see..an incredible show and everything is prfectly done..awsome performance..you will feel happiness everyWhere


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Taptastic

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Amazing show

A real pick me up and joyfull show . Brilliant dancing and scenery It totally absorbed me


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What musicals should be..

Glamour. Great dancing especially if you like tap. Glittery costumes. Memorable songs.


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Entertainment at its best!

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Brilliant, must see!!!

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Spectacular

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fantastic toe tapping, musical,experience.

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Feel good factor show

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Exquisite!

Highly recommended! I loved every part of it!


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Must see

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A must see show!

I loved the colors, the music and the tap dancing! Absolutely Brilliant Show!


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Glitz and glamour

Fabulous costumes. Great choreography and dancing. Avoid if you don't appreciate tap dancing!


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Amazing!


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Dancing spectacle

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Excellent execution!

Execution of singing and dancing was perfection!!


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Incredible!

We booked tickets for this show on a whim, having never even heard of it before. But we were not disappointed. From start to finish the show was a kaleidoscope of dazzling costumes, incredible dancing, spell-binding lighting and sets and wonderful acting from all involved. It was fantastic feel-good fun and I have already recommended it to everyone I know!


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The fastest show in town

What an absolutely amazing show. The dancing is quite incredible. The sets were very good and the costumes were delightful. I absolutely loved it and would recommend it very highly. I was at the back of the Grand Circle but could still see everything perfectly and hear everything perfectly. Fabulous songs - some of which are still stuck in my brain - and a most enjoyable evening.


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Excellent effort for what is an old story

A great production of what is an old fashioned show.


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Must see

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A great feel good experience

Great entertainment start to finish


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Amazing choreography and set.... incredible dancing x

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Entertaining

All action show full of great dance routines. Great entertainment


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fabulous show

You should not let people in late after the show has already started. Some people arrived 15min late to their seats and this was very disruptive


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An amazing experience

I took my partner to see this show because he lives in New Jersey, close to Philadelphia. It lived up to my expectations and more. My partner loved every minute and he recognised the stage sets representing Philadelphia and New York The orchestra were amazing and we loved the music. . The actor who played Peggy Sawyer was incredibly talented and versatile. I would love to see it again.


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Again and again

What a show, I’ve seen so many London musicals, this is the best. I’ve seen 42nd Street 3 times, so far, who knows I might go again. Everything about the show is so uplifting, the participants are wonderful, from the leads right through to the ensemble, everyone puts their everything into performing. The costumes are another spectacle. Can’t find the words to praise 42nd Street anymore.


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Great show but horrible audience

The show itself was very enjoyable. Great music and choreography! However, the audience was a nightmare. Which is partly a fault of the theatre policy. They sell drinks in plastic bottles and sweets and popcorn in plastic bags. You feel like in the cinema. The while time I was disturbed by this annoying noises they were making while eating and drinking. Furthermore people sitting behind me had plastix shopping bags meaning constant noises while they 5-6- year old children were taking the drinks and snacks out of it. Another thing should be an age restructions. Such young children are not intersted in thesee kind of shows, it's not the the right place and time for them. The little boy kept complaining about being tired, kicking my seat and leaning on my back. Disaster.


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Very good show night

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Amazing show, distracting behaviour.

From start to finish, the show was incredible, its been a while since I went to the theatre and it was very refreshing to finally catch a show, nice staff, amazing building and all round great atmosphere. The only downside was the distracting family in front, restless and bored child, huge unnecessary hair style of the girl on the edge of her seat the whole show, and mother who kept telling them to behave. Fortunately there were seats available a little futher back, so the second half went uninterrupted.


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