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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5JF
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 20 Mar 2017
Booking from: 28 Mar 2017
Booking until: 06 Sep 2017
Duration: 2 hours 40 mins (including interval)
42ND STREET TICKETS
Wednesday

29 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Thursday

30 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Friday

31 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

01 Apr 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Monday

03 Apr 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

05 Apr 2017

7:30PM
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  • Jord 5"11 male 36 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating 42nd Street, 20th March 2017
    Going to the first preview of this show was exhilarating! There was a round of applause the second the orchestra began and a ton of positive vibes from everyone! A really enjoyable show which is a complete spectacle. Really recommend seeing!! Best thing I have seen in a while and really recommend spending a little bit more on a ticket to get a great view (Even though I only spent £15 on this ticket!!).
    Sat in Stalls A15
    The seats at Theatre Royal Drury Lane have always been very tight and old fashioned and leg room just adequate. I found the seat was comfortable enough to endure the Act One and Act Two with the interval in between. The view was spot on perfect. Front Row would have been better but it was still good. The stage of the theatre is as low (if not lower) than when Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was on (which is chest level for me).
    A15 Stalls - Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls A15
  • Theatreemporium 5 ' 4 female 45 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating 42nd Street, 21st March 2017
    What can I say. This show is amazing, I cannot believe it was in previews when I saw it. It was slick and precise and it looked effortless. The tap routines are phenomenal and I can honestly say they have every part of the show down to a T. It will blow your mind at what theatre can do. They have given this old show a new lease of life and will make you want to go home and sign up for tap lessons for sure.
    Sat in Stalls K8
    The comfort of these seats is not bad at all, you have a lot of leg room because it is in front of the walkway so you can't spread your legs out. The view is fantastic and you can see everything in so much detail - for the price this is worth the seat!
    K8 Stalls - Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls K8
  • susannahrosemn 5"3 female 88 reviews 2 helpful votes
    100% total rating 42nd Street, 22nd March 2017
    Hooray for the golden age of musicals returning to the West End! 42nd Street is a complete classic, with a score to die for and tap-dancing that will make your jaw hit the floor. There's an incredibly talented cast here, with absolutely zero weak links. Very surprised by Sheena Easton, who is brilliant as Dorothy Brock. The stand-outs for me were definitely Stuart Neal as Billy Lawlor, Jasna Ivir as Maggie Jones and Emma Caffrey as Anytime Annie. It's a really tremendous show that genuinely had everyone singing and dancing as they left the theatre. Stellar!
    Sat in Stalls S11
    A really decent seat toward the mid-rear of the Stalls! There is limited legroom in this row, however this is an aisle seat, which means you can stretch out a little. A steep rake means you can see well above those in front of you, and as this is an aisle seat, you have absolutely no obstructions and can see the entire stage. Seats are standard comfort - I certainly had no trouble! The circle overhang is in view, but does not cut off any of the stage. Be aware that if you sit further back, you may miss some detail. Would definitely sit here again!
  • mandyandrewsnuth 5"1 female 3 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating 42nd Street, 25th March 2017
    A visual, colourful spectacular of music and dance, loved all the tap dancing and bright coloured costumes. Some catchy tunes that left me exiting the theatre tapping my feet and singing along. A real feel good show.
    Sat in Stalls R2
    We could see all of the stage clearly, even though we had someone tall sitting in front- we could see through the gap. Not much leg room but I've got little legs so it was OK for me and my friend had seat 1 and could stretch out into the aisle.
    R2 Stalls - Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls R2
42ND STREET SEATING PLAN
The Stalls at the Theatre Royal Drury lane have a slight curve and mean that seats at the very end of rows can occasionally have a slightly restricted views. Seats in the very front rows may find it hard to take in the enormity of the stage, while also potentially giving distracting views into the orchestra pit. An overhang from the Royal Circle begins from Row L, but only really cuts off the stage from Row U and backwards.

The Royal Circle gives generally good views, with a good rake and no intrusive rails, and the overhang of the upper section only cuts off the very rear rows. The Grand Circle above, starts to feel quite distant from the stage, and due to the curve can have a restricted side views, as well as having safety rails at the bottom of each aisle. The Balcony is very distant, however if you are on a budget can still provide very good value for money.
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STORY
Broadway’s biggest and liveliest show comes to the West End in spring 2017, as the new revival of 42nd Street begins 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 is set to open at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, with previews beginning on Monday 20th March 2017 and an 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 promises to make 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.

The Grammy Award winning Sheena Easton, who has sold over 20 million records around the world, will make her West End debut, starring in the role of Dorothy Brock. She is joined by a 50 strong cast that also includes Tom Lister as Julian Marsh, Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer, Jasna Ivir as Maggie Jones, Norman Bowman as Pat Denning, Stuart Neal as Billy Lawlor, Graeme Henderson as Andy Lee, Christopher Howell as Bert Barry, Bruce Montague as Abner Dillon, Mark McKerracher as Mac/Doc/Thug and Emma Caffrey as Annie.

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 is set to begin preview performances at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Monday 20th March 2017 and will have it’s opening night on Tuesday 4th April 2017 and is not to be missed by and fan of musicals.
SUITABLE 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.

The production is family friendly and can provide an exciting show for all the family, although it may not be suitable for children under 5 years old and babes-in-arms are not admitted at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 5+
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