Dominion Theatre
268-269 Tottenham Court Road
London, W1T 7AQ
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Opened: 04 Mar 2017
Booking from: 28 Mar 2017
Booking until: 30 Sep 2017
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)



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  • braintree 155cm female 27 reviews 4 helpful votes
    60% total rating An American in Paris, 14th March 2017
    An American in Paris feels more like a Sadler’s Wells show than a West End musical, with its focus on ballet it is much slower than West End audiences will expect (especially compared to Disney’s Aladdin around the corner) but it is a beautiful show, which puts the focus on movement rather than flamboyance. Jerry (Robert Fairchild) is an American GI who has decided to stay in Paris rather than return home. He meets up with fellow war hero Adam (David Seadon-Young), now playing piano and writing songs for French textile heir Henri (Haydn Oakley), who is yet to tell his family that his true intention is to become a singer and not to run to the family’s company. They also all love the same woman, talented Monte Carlo ballerina Lise (Leeanne Cope). What follows is not so much who will get the girl but who does the girl want. Fairchild and Cope, who transferred with this production from Broadway are fantastic dancers and can be fairly compared to their film counterparts Leslie Caron and Gene Kelly but the scenes feel much stronger when they are dancing together, rather than when they are acting together. There was some great support from Jane Asher as Henri’s mother, who puts a lot of pressure on her son to not be a bachelor and Zoe Rainey as Milo Davenport, an American who becomes Jerry’s patron for this art. The lack of set is quite distracting; it is a production that relies on video projection and moving scenery and it feels so disappointing to see so much empty space. I was surprised to see that Bob Crowley was involved as his set for Disney’s Aladdin, as well as previous work for the National Theatre because apart from one scene it simply doesn’t feel like the flamboyant shows that West End audiences have come to see. This does have its plus points; it could not only become the show for people who hate musicals but it may dance front and centre, at time where acting and songs have been the main draw. It also has lots of long dance sequences, which would make it perfect for tourists or audiences who may not have strong English skills. This musical is much slower than West End audiences may be used to but it is a faithful adaptation of the 1951 film and is a showcase for some beautiful choreography.
    Sat in Circle D49
    You miss some of stage right but for An American in Paris very little action happens here. It is as comfortable as you can get when sitting for 2.5 hours. I am a natural fidgeter and the back is quite hard but there could be worse seats to be sat in.
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    View from Circle D49
  • sondheimkid 170 male 112 reviews 23 helpful votes
    100% total rating An American in Paris, 16th March 2017
    Loved it! Gershwin's score is amazing and the ballet sequence is to die for. Robert Fairchild is a dream of a leading man, an extraordinary dancer and has a very charming stage presence. The reast of the cast is very good as well, especially Leanne Cope, Zoe Rainey and David Seadon-Young. I really liked the costumes, the scenery, the design, the choreographies and the projections, it was all very elegant. The book has some issues, but I really really liked the show overall, great dancing, great score and amazing leading man.
    Sat in Stalls B9
    The website describes the seat as "great, clear view, close to the action. Occasional footwork may be missed at times" and it's really the perfect definition. You are so close to the stage that you can appreciate every nuance of the acting and the dancing, and you miss footwork only when they dance at the back of the stage (which happens very rarely). Very comfortable seat and excellent legroom. The seat is sold at a very discounted price, don't miss it, it's a true bargain!
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  • susannahrosemn 5"3 female 88 reviews 2 helpful votes
    80% total rating An American in Paris, 14th March 2017
    A really lovely import from Broadway! Christopher Wheeldon's choreography is stunning, the performances are stellar across the board, and Gershwin's score is beautiful! A couple of technical hitches were involved in this early preview, but the cast completely took it all in their stride and kept immersed in the story. A great choice for fans of dance musicals (those looking for a typical all jazz-hands musical may be disappointed with the amount of ballet). Would recommend!
    Sat in Stalls T49
    A decent seat about two thirds back in the Stalls. There's standard comfort and legroom in this seat - I didn't find myself fidgeting around for what was quite a lengthy production. However, the view is fairly average. The rake begins to level out here, so if you are small with someone tall in front (as I was), you will struggle to see past the head of whoever is in front. Luckily, the seats are staggered so you can just about see through the gap between heads, but the person in front does block off about half of the stage, which means you may find yourself weaving back and forth as the actors move around. This seat is one away from the end of the row, which is perfectly fine and really doesn't restrict any action. Great choice seats for people who need more legroom. As I am small, I would potentially sit a couple of rows forward, more toward the centre.
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  • fifilou 5"7 female 75 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating An American in Paris, 4th March 2017
    This show was beautiful. It didn't scream wow but its understated beauty blew me away. The dancers are incredible, the staging and simple moving set is perfect and the choreography is so well put together it leaves you sat in awe! I loved this show from the music to the whole production. Robbie Fairchild's performance is out of this world as too is Leanne Cope. Recommend to go and see this wonderful show - this generations singing in the rain and a true Broadway transfer delight!
    Sat in Circle A38
    The Dominion is a huge theatre space and whilst the front row of the circle does offer a fantastic view I felt quite far away from the action. The legroom is average for a front row circle seat, and I felt as though there was just enough for me. The seat was moderately comfortable and that I had room so as not to feel like I was squashed to the person next to me!
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    View from Circle A38
With very few obstructions, despite their angled view, seats at the sides of the stalls can offer great value for money. With a comparatively high stage and a well raked layout, seats towards the back are preferable to those in the very front rows if you do not want to be craning your neck, however the circle begins to overhang around a third of the way from the back, restricting the view of the very rear of the stage.
Dominion Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
After captivating audiences on Broadway, achieving four Tony Awards and becoming the most acclaimed musical of the year, An American in Paris has now crossed the Atlantic for a run at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End.

With its roots in the timeless ‘extended symphonic tone poem’ by the Gershwins, this musical classic has been thrust into the 21st century with breath-taking choreography and direction by Christopher Wheeldon, as well as state of the art design by the acclaimed team of Bob Crowley (costume and set design), Natasha Katz (lighting) and Jon Weston (sound), with projections provided by 59 Productions.

An American in Paris follows the fate of former American soldier Jerry Mulligan as he attempts to develop his passion for painting in the world’s most romantic city, along with a little help from his fellow artist friends, struggling composer and pianist Adam Hochberg and singer Henri Baurel.

When Jerry stumbles across the mysterious Lise Bouvier he is instantly enraptured. Add into the mix a lonely heiress and some fierce competition, and you are left with the timeless gripping tale of pain and anguish while trying to grasp hold of true love.

Heavily influenced by the 1951 Academy Award winning motion picture, this new production of An American in Paris is as ground-breaking today as Gene Kelly’s magnificent performance was then.
The Tony nominated Robert Fairchild and Leanna Cope reprise their roles from Broadway as Jerry and Lise, while Haydn Oakley (The Book of Mormon, Sunset Boulevard) takes the role of Henri Baurel, Zoë Rainey (Wicked, The Winter's Tale) as Milo Davenport, Jane Asher (Blithe Spirit, Alfie) as Madame Baurel and David Seadon-Young (Ghost) as Adam Hochberg

This has become one of the biggest West End sensations of the year, with the show opening at the Dominion Theatre on 4th March 2017 to rave reviews, do don't miss out.
With some of the finest choreography you are likely to see on the West End this year, anyone looking to be dazzled by some fancy footwork while enjoying a bit of a tearjerker should make sure to check this out.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for ages 6+