THEATRE
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5JF
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 03 Sep 2016
Booking from: 20 Mar 2017
Booking until: 31 Aug 2017
Duration: TBC
42ND STREET TICKETS
Monday

20 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Tuesday

21 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

22 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Thursday

23 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Friday

24 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

25 Mar 2017

7:30PM
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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.