42nd Street Tickets
Drury Lane Theatre Royal
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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!
42nd Street tickets – A revival to end all revivals
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The mother of all showbiz musicals The Telegraph
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based on 751 reviews
Simply a must!
Nuria London Box Office customer
Hilary London Box Office customer
The tap dancing was awesome, made the show different from others and the crowd was always cheering them on. Highly recommend for anyone to see.
Ashley London Box Office customer
It‘s a dancing show. Singing is average. The story is banal. Peggy Sawyer was a world class stepping dancer, Dorothy a a singer not at her top.
Marion London Box Office customer
A feel good show.A thoroughly happy experience.
Malcolm London Box Office customer
Great show but not some mens cup of tea
Jon London Box Office customer
Excellent show, so much energy, especially the tap dancing
JOHN London Box Office customer
Colorful and euphonic
Gulsum London Box Office customer
A true classical musical
For anyone who has never seen a musical this is a wonderfull expérience. The costumes, lights, dancers, direction, are exceptional. The dancers are fabulous : penny is exceptional, a great and talentuous dancer. We were a little disappointed by the music which reflects the gold âge of musicals but is a little bit ...outdated.
Jean-Luc London Box Office customer
A rythm that makes you wanna dance
It's all about swing! The magnificent band made us wanting to jump from our seats. The tap dance was amazing. As another visitor said: it just makes you feel good!
Julia London Box Office customer
Fantastic not to be missed.
Loved the show from start to finish nonstop music colour and dancing, fantastic, don't be late.
Bridget London Box Office customer
Love the show I could sit and see it a thousand times
sarah London Box Office customer
Surely, it is a MUST SEE
That was my fifth (5th) time to watch this musical play, I was so much intrigued by its story, music, costumes and acting. This show is so grand and dancing was just too incredible !!!
Nelson London Box Office customer
Fun, lively & very entertaining. My daughter is a dancer & her feet were tapping away through the show.
Julie London Box Office customer
Pretty cool musical!
Storyline and musical is good. Certain part repetitive and lack of innovative ideas. Sound system too soft.
CK London Box Office customer
Best show ever
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Andrea London Box Office customer
If there is one musical every theatregoer should see at least once in their lifetime , it is 42nd street. The best routines, best songs, best costumes, best scenery, best tap dancing and a heart warming storyline. What more do you want. Well done anyone who's ever been involved in making the professional show such a hit over the years, true stars.
Tony London Box Office customer
The show is perfect! We enjoyed it a lot. The dance is SO good and also the story. LOVE IT!!!
Karla London Box Office customer
Epitomy of "The Musical"
No one enjoyed it more than I !
Julie London Box Office customer
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Marcel London Box Office customer
the show has everything a musical should have. The dancing was just superb
Robert London Box Office customer
Great 1930s Nostalgia
Wonderful songs and tap dancing. The story is a bit cheesy of course, but that is all part of the charm. It is fast, funny and pretty irresistible.
Guy London Box Office customer
What an ensemble
The ensemble of this show was so incredibly talented. The dance numbers were jaw- dropping. It was amazing
Ronen London Box Office customer
A must see musical , brilliant dancing
raymond London Box Office customer
A must see in historic theatre
Fast paced and entertaining with gorgeous costumes and delightful tap dancing. Not to be missed.
Kathryn London Box Office customer
It was fabulous
Elaine London Box Office customer
If you like tap dancing and good music this is for you.
Great show beautiful costumes and mind blowing dancing . Very clever sets on stage, well done to all the people involved in putting this show together.
Jacqueline London Box Office customer
Exceptional theatre performannce
A must see for any theatre lover. Never seen a show like it. Performance on another scale. Simply brilliant!
Rachel London Box Office customer
What a spectacular show
Dorian London Box Office customer
A wonderful oldie.
This is a full razzmatazz musical with tremendous tap dancing and singing. Not always as crisp as I would have imagined.
Karen London Box Office customer
Fabulous night out!
If you are a fan of song and dance, this an evening of pure pleasure. A huge cast with so much amazing talent. Highly recommended.
Caroline London Box Office customer
Amazing costumes. Great energy and thoroughly enjoyable. Dancing is brilliant. Would see again.
Katherine London Box Office customer
enjoyable, cheerful, colorful, a lot of dancing
you enjoy every minute
maria del carmen London Box Office customer
Great show, music, acting, singing and dancing!!
Peggy London Box Office customer
Best show in London
If you like tapdancing this is the best show you will ever see. Wonderful
Gillian London Box Office customer
A pure delight!
It was simply fun! From the first music piece to the finale it meant great music, great acting, a wonderful scenery and fantastic costumes, I‘m definitely going to see the show again with family and friends!
Anja London Box Office customer
A must see
Ronald London Box Office customer
Victoria London Box Office customer
Everything was outstanding!
This show is fast-paced and slick. It's visually stunning and some of the costume changes have to be seen to be believed! A wonderful experience.
Patricia London Box Office customer
Colorful fun happy
Great costumes, great stage changes unbelievable. Dancing out of this world
Ruth London Box Office customer
Very lavish production with absolutely amazing costumes and sets. Very lively and energetic with a superb cast.
robert London Box Office customer
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Carina London Box Office customer
One of the best in my life! Dancing and timing, funny dialogs, music, sound effects, special effects
Piotr London Box Office customer
Classical musical at it's best
Ilya London Box Office customer
Good, but not all the dancers/singers were as I would have expected for a show of this caliber.
Dustie London Box Office customer
Fantastic dance , wonderful costumes.
What a simply stunning show the dance is out of this world, dazzling costumes and not a dull moment.An impressive and talented cast a must see before it finishes its run.
Angela London Box Office customer
Amazing dancers and choreography was phenomenal. It just pulled you in.
Suzanne London Box Office customer
Can't imagine anyone other than possibly Jeremy Kyle disliking this show. Amazing energy, vitality and fitness.Tremendous number of scene and set changes carried out flawlessly. Dancing and singing superb.
Raymond London Box Office customer
Beautiful, colorful, spectacular show! Amazing actors, elegant costumes and incredible dances! I strongly recommend it.
Samuel London Box Office customer
Jenny London Box Office customer
Fantastic show. Saw it a few weeks ago and booked tickets to see it again straight away! Proper wow factor, incredible dancers, staging, lighting. It was fantastic.
Jocelyne London Box Office customer
This was amazing bonus to seethe stars involved well done everyone xx
susan London Box Office customer
Wonderful and exciting
Sandra London Box Office customer
A must see
Francis London Box Office customer
Superb dancing. Great nostalgic songs. Brilliant costumes and amazingly quick changes. Get in quick as it ends soon.
Colin London Box Office customer
Brilliant performances from a wonderful cast.
Carole London Box Office customer
MIRO London Box Office customer
Good fast and up beat
Kept you involved ,a great show to take in , much better than I was expecting , give it a try you will not be disappointed
Stephen London Box Office customer
Pieno di colori e luci
ROBERTA London Box Office customer
Back in Time, Classical sound
Louis London Box Office customer
Lots of impressive dance moves and amazing costumes
I am not usually a big fan of going to musicals, but to my surprise I really enjoyed 42nd Street. The dancing was very impressive, the story was funny and there were some very creative props and costumes. So a lot to see!
Anne London Box Office customer
Amazing show for Christmas
JEAN FRANCOIS London Box Office customer
Perfect thanks 🙏
Dina London Box Office customer
Wonderful entertaining colourful exceptional dancing
Bonnie Langford singing exceptional loved the production from start to finish
Susan London Box Office customer
Great costumes and performance. Highly recommend. Balcony front row seats were difficult for taller people as you are required to lean forward. A more comfortable view from higher seats. Tickets easy to collect at the door.
Helen London Box Office customer
What a joy!
A journey to the 1930s! Great quality show and Perfect view from our grand circle seats.
Justine London Box Office customer
Alison London Box Office customer
Incredible. Must see tap dancing!
ka London Box Office customer
Fantastic, one of the best
A wonderfully entertaining show with great choreography, an excellent orchestra and good singers.
edmund London Box Office customer
Wonderful experience and singing was great! Worth watching
Lay Hong London Box Office customer
karen London Box Office customer
Very professional, excellent timing on intricate footwork.Many familiar songs, amusing in parts and ran smoothly.
Anne London Box Office customer
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Steve London Box Office customer
My son and I absolutely loved 42nd street. From start to finish it had me toe tapping and amazed at the stunning performance. I would highly recommend you buy your tickets to see this, before it closes. A great show!
Yvonne London Box Office customer
Absolutely stunning show
Don't miss the opportunity to see this fantastic show before it leaves the West End in January. The dancing is exhilarating!
Miss London Box Office customer
Must return to see again
Cenk London Box Office customer
i've never seen anything like that
Erdem London Box Office customer
Really good. Very talented performers. Dancing was great and better than i expected.
Bernadette London Box Office customer
Gozde London Box Office customer
Entertainment at its best
Manfred London Box Office customer
Toe tapping spectacular
Kay London Box Office customer
Shiney and Clappable
Absolute must-see-show Very much entertaining with shiney clothes and lighting, and enjoyable music with tapping feet-s
Elisa London Box Office customer
Best show ever seen!
Thank you so much. It was best show I ever seen!
Lana London Box Office customer
Fab costumes and music
Came out with a really great feel good and uplifted. A must see for anyone.
Joanne London Box Office customer
Classy, beautiful, entertaining!
Andreas London Box Office customer
Charles London Box Office customer
great steps show !
funny story , great dancers. a bit too long!
Mihaela London Box Office customer
Joanne London Box Office customer
Would recommend to anyone, brilliant.
David London Box Office customer
Brilliant Tap Dancing
I am not a lover of dancing generally, but the energy and action the players did, was absolutely brilliant. We very much enjoyed the show
John London Box Office customer
If you like dance and music you will love this show Stunning costumes and dance routines
Sue London Box Office customer
Lynne London Box Office customer
A show for musical theatre lovers it to miss!
It's a great theatre and a great show. I loved the energy of the dances.
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09 Nov 2018
Several big musicals have announced closing dates in the West End after long, critically acclaimed runs. Don’t miss out. There’s plenty of reasons to hurry to these fantastic shows before they’re gone.
06 Apr 2017
42nd Street was last seen at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane on London’s West End in 1984. Now playing at the same theatre as it did then, it is undeniably back where it belongs. Keeping its loyalty to the story yet putting a new and exciting spin on the show itself, this is the perfect revival of such an amazing old fashioned musical. The score is wonderful, and vividly brought to life by Jae Alexander and his 18 strong orchestra. With songs such as 'We're in the Money', 'Lullaby of Broadway' and the title number '42nd Street' this is one musical that will have you tapping your feet all the way home!
03 Apr 2017
This musical is Broadway's story about Broadway; those for whom it is home and the starstruck, from-out-of-town wannabes eager for their big break, a slice of success in the spotlight and with a bit of luck, (or someone else's misfortune), a fleeting dalliance with stardom.
13 Aug 2016
42ND STREET, one of the most joyful and life affirming celebrations of Musical Theatre is to get a big west End revival in March 2017 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in a new production directed by Broadway veteran Mark Bramble. Bramble has staged the show many times and is joined by his previous collaborators Douglas W Schmidt (Set Designer) and Roger Kirk (Costume Designer)
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Drury Lane Theatre Royal
Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF
- Air conditioned
- Disabled toilets
- Infrared hearing loop
- Member of Q-Park scheme
- Wheelchair/scooter access
- Capacity: 2200
- Year built: 1812