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- Booking until: Saturday, 7 January 2023
- Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes (one interval)
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About Moulin Rouge! The Musical
- Booking until: Saturday, 7 January 2023
- Running time: 2 hours 35 minutes (one interval)
Moulin Rouge! The Musical description
Moulin Rouge the Musical – A magical jukebox musical!
The cabaret venue Moulin Rouge in Paris has a long history of sauciness and fun, home to the infamous Can-Can dance. The 2001 movie of the same name transformed the fun into a dazzling musical with romance at its heart. It was a smash hit. Now it's on stage, fresh from Broadway, and it's set to delight West End audiences with colour, action, light, dance, song and - of course – true love. It's brilliant.
The original Moulin Rouge, AKA 'Red Mill' burned to the ground in 1915, having been founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, owners of the infamous Paris Olympia. The venue was on the doorstep of Montmartre in Paris, in the district of Pigalle, famed for the scarlet windmill on its roof. It was the birthplace of the modern Can-Can, originally danced by the prostitutes who worked out of the site. It soon became a form of entertainment in its own right and inspired cabarets to pop up all over Europe. These days the Moulin Rouge is a tourist attraction providing dance entertainment to visitors, but examine the décor and you'll see it still reflects the romance of fin de siècle France.
The plot? The scene is Paris in 1899. A young Englishman falls for the lovely Satine, a singer at the Moulin Rouge. But the manager of the venue has promised Satine to a wealthy Duke, as a reward for paying the costs of his latest stage production. The lovers have to meet in secret, but as Satine's wedding to the Duke approaches she hides a fatal secret from both men.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a jukebox musical. The book is by John Logan and the show's based on the 2001 movie, which was directed by Baz Luhrmann, written by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce. The musical premiered in summer 2018 in Boston, USA, and in 2019 it transferred to Broadway. Now it's over here.
The characters include Arabia, The Duke, Christian, Nini, Satine, La Chocolat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Babydoll, Santiago, Harold Zidler and more, and the show tunes are absolutely gorgeous. You'll find yourself swaying in your seat to delights like Welcome to the Moulin Rouge, Bohemian Idea, Satine's Entrance, Dancing with the 'Duke', In the Elephant and many more, all containing wonderful references to modern chart stoppers that you'll recognise in an instant, and can sing along to.
If you're one of the few musical fans who hasn't seen the 2001 film yet, shelve that idea for now and come see the stage musical first. It will blow your mind in the most wonderful way and you'll leave feeling buoyed up, inspired and charmed by the classic tale of two young lovers whose very different worlds collide. Christian is a penniless writer from England who adores the ideals of the Bohemians. Satine is a dancer who dreams of becoming a famous actress. Together they make sparks fly. It's a dazzler... come and see it!
Who is this show for?
Innuendo and mature themes make this splendid musical most suited to people aged 14+.
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Moulin Rouge! The Musical reviews
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Recommended for:Anyone (59%)
Latest customer reviews
We knew nothing about the show before booking tickets other than that we wanted to see a musical in the West End and we had heard the movie was good. This show left us cheering, clapping, stomping our feet and singing along. We happily joined in a standing ovation!
Reviewed on 27 June 2022 by Jennifer, Lebanon, United States Of America
Will go see again
Reviewed on 24 June 2022 by Melanie, Windsor, United Kingdom
I have seen a lot of musicals and this one was truly phenomenal. The talent was incredible, and the stage truly magical. Thank you for a wonderful night!
Reviewed on 22 June 2022 by Elizabeth, Calgary, Canada
Reviewed on 21 June 2022 by Lisa, Mönchengladbach, Germany
was not expecting the songs to be modern songs like toxic and bad romance. each song was clearly choses selectively to match the atmosphere of the scene. the costumes were so realistic and gorgeous. the singing was also top notch. totally exceeded my expectations.
Reviewed on 19 June 2022 by Maria, London, United Kingdom
The show itself was fantastic. Definitely recommend. However, several audience members were disruptive throughout the show (talking, singing, on their phones). It was very annoying and disrespectful to the actors.
Reviewed on 17 June 2022 by Hannah, Apo, United States Of America
Beautiful songs, and artists ! The stage looks so beautiful... everything is perfect.
Reviewed on 14 June 2022 by Eddie, Serpaize, France
Reviewed on 12 June 2022 by Chynine, Nice, France
Amazing, Stunning, Suspenseful, Beautiful, Heartwarming, Grand, Tearjerker, Classic, Epic, Wonderful, Tremendous, Entertaining, Glorious, Sensuous, Fabulous, Stupendous, Elegant, Gritty, Fabulous, LOVE WINS!!!
Reviewed on 12 June 2022 by Rene, Denver, United States Of America
Starts with a bang and keeps going. Amazing
Reviewed on 11 June 2022 by Steven, Southampton, United Kingdom
Loved the show. Excellent audience involvement, which sets it apart from other West End shows.
Reviewed on 11 June 2022 by Daria, Buckingham, United Kingdom
Fantastic lighting,sets music and characters. A must see production
Reviewed on 09 June 2022 by Philippa, Trelawnyd Rhyl, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 June 2022 by Eve, Orpington, United Kingdom
Fantastic performance. The atmosphere on entering the theatre was enticing. If you can get down to the stage front before the show or at the interval, you must as the set is amazing. The music was unexpectedly modern and got us all hugging in our seats. Highly recommend the show and would go and see it again in a flash!
Reviewed on 08 June 2022 by Kristy, Bideford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 June 2022 by Matthew, Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 June 2022 by Kay, Albert Park, Australia
Great performances by all. Amazing use of space. Exciting
Reviewed on 03 June 2022 by Susan, Portland, United States Of America
A feast for the eyes, ears and soul! Outstanding costumes, sets, music and acting! Words cannot describe the magnificence of this show!
Reviewed on 27 May 2022 by Jillian, Caves Beach, Australia
The theatre backdrop is out of this world every detail of this show is pure amazing
Reviewed on 27 May 2022 by Mersaides, Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 26 May 2022 by Vilija, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 May 2022 by Jadwiga, Bideford, United Kingdom
Wasn’t sure what to expect but we were both amazed, fantastic show would definitely recommend and would definitely go back and see it again
Reviewed on 22 May 2022 by David, Hull, United Kingdom
When booking online, I was a little scared by the excessive cost of tickets. So I chose the row "o" for me a bit far since I'm used to the very first rows, to fully enjoy the show. But despite the far line, it was a SUPER show in all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed on 22 May 2022 by Mauro, Bologna, Italy
Reviewed on 21 May 2022 by Valerie, Rushden, United Kingdom
A terrific show!!! High energy and wonderful singing and costumes. We loved it!!!
Reviewed on 17 May 2022 by Ciro, Breslau, Canada
Reviewed on 17 May 2022 by Ruth, Chailly-montreux, Switzerland
We loved the songs, the choreography, the pace, the costumes and the amazing sets! What's not to like?!!😄
Reviewed on 17 May 2022 by James, Galway, Ireland
The Sparkling Diamond wasn't
Reviewed on 14 May 2022 by S Christopher, San Francisco, United States Of America
Brilliant show. Best I've ever seen.
Reviewed on 14 May 2022 by Craig, Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 12 May 2022 by Penelope, York, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 May 2022 by Marco Francesco, Foligno, Italy
The show, acting, music and everything else stunning. A must go( my second time anyway).
Reviewed on 09 May 2022 by Luciano, Roma, Italy
Reviewed on 09 May 2022 by Julie, Braintree, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 May 2022 by Margo, Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
An exceptional watch that you never want to end. It’s fabulous!
Reviewed on 28 April 2022 by Lynne, Yenston, United Kingdom
This was great fun. The acting and dancing were superb. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Spoiled by people not adhering to the rules of no photography. Even when told to stop continued to do so.
Reviewed on 26 April 2022 by Beatrice, London, United Kingdom
The show was spectacular! I laughed and cried! I recommend it to anyone who wants to have an unforgettable evening. It is one of the best musicals I’ve seen so far.
Reviewed on 26 April 2022 by Jacqueline, Paola, Malta
What a brilliant show this was. Everything was perfect. I would recommend this show to lots of friends.
Reviewed on 23 April 2022 by Peter, Bracknell Berkshire, United Kingdom
A lovely adaptation of moulin rouge. Get up and dance music to suit all tastes and eras. A must see for any musical and dance lovers 🥰
Reviewed on 21 April 2022 by Behnoush, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Correte a vedere questo musical, ne resterete incantati
Reviewed on 20 April 2022 by Franca, Rome, Italy
Reviewed on 19 April 2022 by Georg, Groningen, Netherlands
Felt massively over charged! Why was Christian American to start with? In the film he’s British! Generally the casting was terrible! It felt more like a joke than a proper love story which is what it is supposed to be no? The music hahahahaha SHOCKINGLY BAD! How did we have Beyoncé, Adele, lady gaga, sia, Rihanna? What on earth was going on! And then Roxanne to be sung by Christian when that’s not the case in the story! So bad it was unreal!
Reviewed on 19 April 2022 by Matthew, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Absolutely fantastic show
Reviewed on 17 April 2022 by Ian, Northampton, United Kingdom
This was the most spectacular show . It was so fabulous it made me weep on several occasions because it was so wonderful . The cast were so talented each and every one . A must see.
Reviewed on 16 April 2022 by Beverley, Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 April 2022 by Beverley, Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 April 2022 by Jill, Ipswich, United Kingdom
This is a fabulous show for grown ups. I doubt that under 12's would fully comprehend the full significance of it all. It was a spectacular spectacular!! Loud, raucous and deliciously sensual. A tragic comedy that left everybody on their feet at the end. Just go if you can. It is up there with the very best of shows.
Reviewed on 15 April 2022 by John, Hailsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 13 April 2022 by Gerard, Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 April 2022 by Michael, Tugby, Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 April 2022 by Massimo, Correggio, Italy
Highlight of our London trip. Full on from start to finish. Almost too much to take in. Came out of the theatre buzzing.
Reviewed on 06 April 2022 by William, Maughold, Isle Of Man, United Kingdom
Went with my friends who had never seen the movie (I have, and love it) and we were all very much entertained. The production value definitely lifts the musical to a higher level. The scene and costumes are beyond amazing! Would recommend going for a great show all-around!
Reviewed on 04 April 2022 by Lisbet, Oslo, Norway
Excess all expectations: lights, music, casts, costumes, etc .. just brilliant
Reviewed on 04 April 2022 by Diana, Newark, United Kingdom
Amazing is an understatement
Reviewed on 03 April 2022 by Elaine, Marsaskala, Malta
The show was captivating from beginning to end. Amazing Ambience Unbelievable performances Brilliant dancers Sexy, funny at times Wonderful stage settings
Reviewed on 01 April 2022 by Alison, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 March 2022 by Gordon, Surbiton, United Kingdom
Truly enjoyed every single moment. Staff was welcoming and the artists were beyond the all expectations! The show was spectacular and the music, voices and decorations were breathtaking.
Reviewed on 30 March 2022 by Tatjana, Morden, United Kingdom
There is no other way to describe this show but SPECTACULAR. It was a thrill from the opening number.
Reviewed on 29 March 2022 by J Lyndon, Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed on 28 March 2022 by Jamie, Stillorgan, Ireland
Reviewed on 28 March 2022 by Christos, Bielefeld, Germany
totally lived up to my expectations
Reviewed on 25 March 2022 by Steve, East Bilney, Norfolk, United Kingdom
This show has to be seen to be believed. Absolutely wonderful evening. Costumes and staging amazing. Only criticism is front of house staff were not very friendly.
Reviewed on 25 March 2022 by Tammy, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Amazing show & fantastic set!!
Reviewed on 24 March 2022 by Sophia, Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 March 2022 by Deborah, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 March 2022 by Peter, Gzira, Malta
Absolutely brilliant and professionally done as one would expect of a west end show. Until you're seated one does forget how unbelievably cramped the seating is, no good if you've a bad back or overly tall. Unfortunately last nights show was completely interrupted by someone who obviously felt unwell. Cast left the stage and lights came on. We were asked to be patient, that was all. When the person finally left, walking out, we wondered if it could have been handled much more discreetly. Then the show carried on as if nothing had happened, very professionally on stage.
Reviewed on 22 March 2022 by David, Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Bad theater with no oxygen and bad smell
Reviewed on 19 March 2022 by Saba, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed on 17 March 2022 by Carole, Burntwood Staffs, United Kingdom
Hi Brilliant production - can`t fault any of it . Big thanks . Robin Sykes
Reviewed on 14 March 2022 by Robin, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Lots of music and dance around a good story, with humour thrown in. The costumes are amazing.
Reviewed on 11 March 2022 by Colin, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 March 2022 by Frank, Herdersem, Belgium
Have seen several musicals over the years and this one is up there with the best. Spectacular show with fabulous cast. Would highly recommend
Reviewed on 09 March 2022 by David, Elsenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 08 March 2022 by Maria, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 06 March 2022 by Simon, London, United Kingdom
Musically very good, lots going on . Only criticism would be don’t buy the program- full of adverts , only one page describes the storyline , no photos and rest is about the cast so not a souvenir
Reviewed on 03 March 2022 by Heather, East Yorks, United Kingdom
The singing, costumes and acting was amazing but the dancing was something else I have never seen dancing so beautifully done on a west end stage. I laughed I cried and I sang and clapped along xx
Reviewed on 23 February 2022 by Rebecca, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Best musical we have every seen . Going home singing all the way .
Reviewed on 23 February 2022 by John, St. Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 February 2022 by Hugh, Stevenston, United Kingdom
Way better than I hoped for!
Reviewed on 12 February 2022 by Loftur, St Peter, Jersey
Not a big musical fan & bought the tickets for my partner for a xmas present. Watched the DVD of Moulin Rouge before going. The show was fantastic, Leading Lady was beautiful, as were the other ladies in the cast, La Chocolat, what a woman,looked stunning & a great voice. The show was excellent & better than the DVD, would thoroughly recommend
Reviewed on 10 February 2022 by Martin, Basildon, United Kingdom
Being an ex professional dancer of the Moulin Rouge in Paris I had to see it ! … it made me want to get up and be on that stage again , new songs fitted very well , everything about the show was just WOW ! Would I book again ? ….. DEFINITELY !!! Probably the best show I’ve seen in Londons West End !
Reviewed on 09 February 2022 by Victoria, Southend, United Kingdom
Maybe I had greater expectations. Opened and closed with 10 minutes of great song and dance but the 2 hours in between were slow, cheesy and just mediocre Not sure I liked the contemporary music thrown in
Reviewed on 05 February 2022 by Tim, Newnan, United States Of America
This was a must see show for myself and my wife .. and it didn’t fail to please and enthral. The mood and ambience is set from the moment you enter the auditorium .. filling you with eager anticipation of what was to come! The start to the show was a musical dance spectacular .. breathtaking and high energy .. before the commencement of the love story between Satine and Christian began .. which was a bit of an anti-climax after such an energetic introduction! There were a few times when the show fell a little flat .. one or two of Christian’s solo numbers .. but that’s just my opinion .. it didn’t change the fact that this is the best show in town .. a Bohemian spectacular extravaganza of the highest order!
Reviewed on 02 February 2022 by Peter, Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Completely immersive. A real treat.
Reviewed on 29 January 2022 by John, Wells, United Kingdom
Brilliant and exciting from beginning to end
Reviewed on 29 January 2022 by Katrina, Reading, United Kingdom
Outstanding all I can say is thank you for such a great show and how it was cleverly put together, so enjoyed my experience
Reviewed on 28 January 2022 by Paul, Dalkeith, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 January 2022 by Laura, Meopham, United Kingdom
Beautiful show, well written and greatly performed. Awsome staging and lights. It is a love story with a sad ending. No nudity or partial nudity involved. Totally recommend for ages 14 and above. Costumes, music and dancing may relate to the real Moulin Rouge, but only as a reference. Overall is a great show!
Reviewed on 23 January 2022 by Letitia, Ciofliceni, Romania
Reviewed on 22 January 2022 by Julie, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 January 2022 by Ioannis, Glasgow, United Kingdom
I thoroughly enjoyed Moulin Rouge which was beautifully staged and set. The acting, singing and dancing were all excellent.
Reviewed on 09 January 2022 by Ursula, London, United Kingdom
This show is incredible, best west end show I've ever seen performed by amazing people. From the beginning it was electric...total must see!!
Reviewed on 09 January 2022 by Lynne, King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Moulin Rouge! the Musical – 2021 West End Premier Dates
by London Box Office | Monday, May 17 2021, 21:38
Update for Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre
Alex Timbers' brilliant production has just confirmed its West End dates, and the fun kicks off on 12th November 2021 at the Piccadilly Theatre. Moulin Rouge! is based on the gorgeous 20th Century Fox film by Baz Luhrman, and you're in for a wonderful experience. The Musical is about a group of artists fighting to keep their stage show alive, but there's so much more to it than that. The set has been described as lavish and immersive, it's a real extravaganza of passion and romance, and you're going to love every minute of it.Moulin Rouge! the Musical – 2021 West End Premier Dates
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by Phil Willmott | Monday, October 21 2019, 15:07
The big West End news of recent days has been the announcement that the stage version of Baz Lurman’s hit Hollywood musical MOULIN ROUGE is to transfer from Broadway to the Piccadilly Theatre, London, and no ones more excited than me.MOULIN ROUGE is coming to London!!! What can we expect?