Drury Lane Theatre Royal

Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF GB

42nd Street

42nd Street Tickets

4.8/5
based on 685 reviews

Drury Lane Theatre Royal

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Booking until: Saturday, 5 January 2019

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Age restrictions

 Ages 7+. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted


Booking until:
Saturday, 5 January 2019

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

Want premium, full price or discount 42nd Street tickets? We have great availability and you'll enjoy really good value for money on the complete range of ticket types and seats, from the lowest cost to the best in the house.

Press Reviews

The mother of all showbiz musicals The Telegraph

Utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz The Times

It roars where others purr The Stage

A golden spectacle of showbiz glamour Time Out

Customer Reviews

What to expect:

Acting

Music

Costumes

Story

Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone
83%
Families
89%
Teenagers
85%
Couples
91%
Theatregoers
94%

based on 685 reviews

Must see

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Sooo good!

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Amaizing!!!!!

One of the best in my life! Dancing and timing, funny dialogs, music, sound effects, special effects


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Classical musical at it's best

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Good, but not all the dancers/singers were as I would have expected for a show of this caliber.

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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.


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Amazing dancers and choreography was phenomenal. It just pulled you in.


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WONDERFUL!

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.


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Amazing!

Beautiful, colorful, spectacular show! Amazing actors, elegant costumes and incredible dances! I strongly recommend it.


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Just fantastic

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Classic showstopper

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.


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Magic x

This was amazing bonus to seethe stars involved well done everyone xx


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Wonderful and exciting

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A must see

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Brilliant

Superb dancing. Great nostalgic songs. Brilliant costumes and amazingly quick changes. Get in quick as it ends soon.


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Fantastic

Brilliant performances from a wonderful cast.


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Wonderful dancing

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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


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Pieno di colori e luci

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Back in Time, Classical sound

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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!


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Amazing show for Christmas

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Perfect thanks 🙏

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Wonderful entertaining colourful exceptional dancing

Bonnie Langford singing exceptional loved the production from start to finish


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Lively

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.


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What a joy!

A journey to the 1930s! Great quality show and Perfect view from our grand circle seats.


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Entertaining

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Incredible. Must see tap dancing!

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Fantastic, one of the best

A wonderfully entertaining show with great choreography, an excellent orchestra and good singers.


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Wonderful experience and singing was great! Worth watching

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Amazing !!


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Exceptional

Very professional, excellent timing on intricate footwork.Many familiar songs, amusing in parts and ran smoothly.


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Lovely


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Awesome

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Brilliant!

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!


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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!


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Must return to see again

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i've never seen anything like that

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Amazinggggg

Really good. Very talented performers. Dancing was great and better than i expected.


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Jazzy

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Entertainment at its best

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Toe tapping spectacular

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Shiney and Clappable

Absolute must-see-show Very much entertaining with shiney clothes and lighting, and enjoyable music with tapping feet-s


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Best show ever seen!

Thank you so much. It was best show I ever seen!


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Fab costumes and music

Came out with a really great feel good and uplifted. A must see for anyone.


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Classy, beautiful, entertaining!

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Brilliant


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great steps show !

funny story , great dancers. a bit too long!


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Fabulous

Absolutely fab


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Excellent

Would recommend to anyone, brilliant.


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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


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Awesome

If you like dance and music you will love this show Stunning costumes and dance routines


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Amazing

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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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Must see!

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Entertaining

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Colourful and lively

Brilliant show lovely costumes and sets energetic feel good show


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Tap dancing fantastic

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So bright and real !

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Colourful and lively - loved the dancing!

Excellent costumes. It’s extremely showbiz and the choreography cannot be faulted. Bright and cheerful production which I would definitely see again.


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A must see

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Cracking

Was an absolutely excellent show.


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Nice to see feel ok refresh the soul Thank you


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amazing

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Foot tatting and energetic

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Amazing!

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Toe tapping good fun

Booked this just a few hours on the day. Came away with a real feel-good factor. Great dancing, music etc


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A must see

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Colorful, imaginative, creative, a must see show!

Loved the show. The scenery was absolutely amazing. With a great plot. Singing was spot on. Would watch again.


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Great show

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Sparkling

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A must see...

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Must see

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Brilliant

Was a very good all round performance


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Great show

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Wonderful spectacle of music, song and amazing tap dancing!!

If you want to see what we miss in the two dimensional world of television get to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and enjoy musical theatre at its very best. Very high production values complement the most talented band of dancers that I have ever experienced!! Just marvellous entertainment!


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Great feel good show

This is a real feel good show, lots of great music and dancing, would appeal to most people.


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Fantastic, impressive

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Just amazing!

Very beautiful costumes and acting! So positive and energetic. Definitely must see!!


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action - music - dancing ...

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Kept me on the edge of my seat!

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Great night of retro entertainment

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Greatest musicale ever!

Pure magic from start to finish! -Rob Lumampao Philippines


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a must see

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Fabulous must see

This was a fabulous show to see. We were three generations grandma,daughter and granddaughter and a cousin visiting from Belguim. We were all entralled from start to end. Everything about the show was wonderful the dancing was phenomenal. The energy the grace and the production was so uplifting. The cousin from Belguim wanted to dance on the way home.


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Spectacle

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I loved the show but the chairs were so squishy my knees hurt !


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Must see

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High-energy, foot-tapping musical - a must see!

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Amazing, fun filled

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Unforgetable experience!

Recommend for everyone! Really enjoy the show. Costumes, music, story I like everything!


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For Strictly lovers

OK if you like Strictly Come Dancing, but a weak storyline and the concentration on tap dancing was not for me.


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Amazeballs

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Lively & Uplifting Show

Bonnie Langford was brilliant as were the rest of the cast. Thoroughly enjoyable show.


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Brilliant!

My 80 year mother, my 12 year old daughter and myself just loved it. It was brilliance all the way through with such wonderful talent!


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a dazzling show of tap dance brilliance

Prepare yourself for a feast for your eyes of superb costumes, impressive set layout, impressive singing and superb tap. We bought tickets at the last minute and really enjoyed the experience.


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Old school glamour

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a classic of this musical genre

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Amazing Costumes and Effects with Incredible Leads

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Amazing

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10 Reasons to See 42nd Street before it closes

09 Nov 2018

42nd Street 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.

Review: 42nd STREET at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane

06 Apr 2017

42nd Street42nd 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!

Everything you need to know about 42ND STREET at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

03 Apr 2017

42nd Street 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.

42nd Street Returns to the West End

13 Aug 2016

42nd Street 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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Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF GB

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  • Capacity: 2200
  • Year built: 1812

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