42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane tickets
42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane tickets

42nd Street tickets from £17.75

Tickets from £17.75

Overview

Broadway’s biggest and liveliest show has arrived in the West End in spring 2017, as the new revival of 42nd Street began performances at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, in a colourful new version of the timeless tale of a girl following her dream to have her name in lights on Broadway.

The story follows Peggy Sawyer, a young girl who grew up in a small American town, but always dreamed of bigger things. After moving to New York to seize the opportunity of being in a chorus line in a new Broadway show, she gets more then she bargained for when the show’s star is injured and Peggy is thrust centre stage. Will she be able to climb the precarious ladder to Broadway stardom however?

42nd Street is the classic backstage musical, being action packed and full of song and dance. The show opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, with previews having began on Monday 20th March 2017 and the show having had its official premiere on the 4th April 2017. This follows the close of the much loved version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which has wowed audiences over the last few years.

Despite having a lot to live up to, 42nd Street has made the most of the huge Theatre Royal Drury Lane stage with a cast of over 50 strong. It is also not the first time the musical has been performed there. The legendary 1984 run, saw fact mirroring fiction as the then understudy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, took up the lead when the show’s original star had a long period off due to holiday and then illness. Zeta-Jones was so critically acclaimed in that role that she became the permanent lead, as well as it helping to catapult her to Hollywood stardom.

Casting includes Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock, alongside Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer, Tom Lister as Julian Marsh and Ashley Day as Billy Lawlor. Further casting includes Jasna Ivir as Maggie, Graeme Henderson as Andy Lee, Christopher Howell as Bert Barry, Bruce Montague as Abner Dillon, Emma Caffrey as Anytime Annie, Matthew Goodgame as Pat Denning and Mark McKerracher as Mac/Doc/Thug.

Ensemble members are Clare Rickard, Ella Martine, Hannah Amin, Lucy Andic, Sara Bispham, Pamela Blair, Abi Curruthers, Danielle Cato, Lisa Dent, Natasha Ferguson, Madeleine Francis, Maria Garrett,  Maddie Harper, Leah Harris, Rebecca Herszenhorn, Bethany Huckle, Sarah Kacey, Annie Kitchen, Jenny Legg, Hannah–Faith Marram, Billie Kay, Katy Riches, Zoe Rogers, Jessica Stent, Josephina Camble, Gabrielle Cocca, Emma Johnson,  Jasmine Kerr, Lucy Renouf, Christina Shard, Freddie Clements, Martin McCarthy, Zac Watts, Steph Parry, Thomas Audibert, George Beet, Philip Bertioli, Joel Cooper, Matt Cox, Adam Denman, Luke George, Ryan Gover, Alyn Hawke, Tom Partridge, James-Royden Lyley and Liam Wrate.

This new production of 42nd Street comprises all your favourite songs in the original, such as We’re In The Money, Dames, I Only Have Eyes For You, 42nd Street and Shuffle Off To Buffalo.

Mark Bramble, the co-author of the book of the original production of 42nd Street, returns to direct this new version, following the praise he received of his much loved 2001 revival. He is joined by 42nd Street veteran choreographer Randy Skinner, who both worked on the original, as well as various productions since. The combination of Bramble and Skinner means that this will undoubtedly be a spectacular and vibrant revival of the classic musical.

42nd Street began performances at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Monday 20th March 2017, having had an official opening night on Tuesday 4th April 2017 and is not to be missed by and fan of musicals, so make sure to get hold of your tickets now!

Recommended for

When you are a musical lover, how can you beat a musical about musicals? 42nd Street is the quintessential high-kicking spectacular about Broadway, perfect for those who have loved similar works such as Singing in the Rain or the most recent revival of A Chorus Line which received huge critical acclaim.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 5+. No under 4's.

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 40 mins (including interval)
Opened: 20 Mar 2017
Press night: 04 Apr 2017
Booking from: 21 Nov 2018
Booking until: 05 Jan 2019

Next available performances

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Location and map

Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5JF

890 Reviews Add review

The ensemble cast is absolutely solid, definitely one of the best in London right now. With numerous group dance numbers on such a... More

clemonylemony 5"8.5, 54 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A superb show and the most amazing choreography you are likely to see in any show currently showing in London. The plot is fair... More

andysadler 5'9", 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I loved this show. It had everything you want from a West End musical. There was a huge cheer and round of applause when the spotl... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 166 reviews, 9 helpful votes

42nd Street really stands up to a second viewing. The costumes still wow, the dances are still fantastic and the cast just get st... More

Chen 5"6, 41 reviews, 2 helpful votes

So this was a cheeky little impulse visit to see the show for the 5th time. Bonnie Langford was phenomenal as Dorothy Brock, the l... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 59 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I want to see 42nd Street for the dancing, and I wasn't disappointed. It was superb! Proper, old-fashioned Hollywood Movie tapping... More

alysonhewitt 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is an all singing and dancing great West End show. The music is not to my taste but the choreography, costumes and set are ja... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 166 reviews, 9 helpful votes

One word for this show…..AMAZING!! The dancing is incredible (not a tap step out of sync). The energy levels from all the ca... More

joc78 5"4, 290 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I adore this show! It leaves you grinning from ear to ear throughout. It's surprisingly refreshing to see a traditional piece of m... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 145 reviews, 5 helpful votes