Drury Lane Theatre Royal

Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF GB

42nd Street

42nd Street Tickets

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based on 205 reviews

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Booking until: Saturday, 20 October 2018

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Booking from:
Monday, 20 March 2017

Booking until:
Saturday, 20 October 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 205 reviews

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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pure showbiz!

for a good night out with lots of glitter and fab dance numbers this is the show to see.


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Fantastic performance!

We absolutely loved it! The music, choreography, actors were just perfect! The story was very interesting and full of funny diologues. Highly recommended!


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Spectacular

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Tapfastic

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Bright evening experience on gloomy October day. Invited my wife for her Birthday and we have really enjoyed the show.

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AMAZING SHOW

We enjoyed 42nd street because of the dances and costumes that the performance gave us were outstanding. Would definitely recommend it


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Undeniably one of the BEST!

My seat was perfect! I had seat #F10 in the Grand Circle and the view was just spectacular! Worth every penny and I can't wait to watch it again! Recommended for all ages!


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Delight in every way

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Beyond Amazing

Show was absolutely Amazing. Taken back in time with the costume , music and sounds. Standout performances from the whole cast. Fantastic tap dancing, stamina of crew was amazing. Will definitely see it again


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Fantastic

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wonderful, vibrant, mind-blowing even! What an amazing spectacle.

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A real spectacle

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Overhelming silly joyful entertainment

Bojack horseman dreams what a 30s musical show would be like.


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You will come out dancing and singing .

Proper musical with great memorable music and songs . Many costume changes and energetic tap dancing. Loved it so much have seen it twice and have bought the music to play on keyboard .


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A spectacular show

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A feel good experience.

We all 3 loved the show, the music, the fantastic tap dancing,the costumes, the glitter and the glamour. The stage sets were interesting. Stall seats, row B, not much space at all, and having two tall people in front with large heads did sometimes obstruct our view.


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Best “Hoofing” musical ever.

The orchestra popped as did the big tap numbers. The dancing was amazing. The show was visually spectacular. I highly recommend this production.


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Japanese Guest treat

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Brilliant

Absolutely amazing! Love tap anyway but the standard here was just incredible. So much talent in one place thank you for a wonderful experience


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Song and dance spectacular

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An energetic and sparkling spectacular! A truly memorable west end performance!!!

Such an uplifting and high quality show. Great cast, costumes and content. Will never forget it! Felt a bit far away on row F of the balcony so get closer if you can...and with very limited leg room, had to wait until I got out to practice my tap dancing!


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Amazing show

Superb dancing and acting absolutely amazing show


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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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