Forbidden Broadway at Vaudeville Theatre tickets
Forbidden Broadway at Vaudeville Theatre tickets

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Overview

Smash-hit musical theatre satire Forbidden Broadway dances into the Vaudeville Theatre after a hugely successful run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. For a limited 11 weeks, this wickedly humorous show is set to dazzle London with its dedications and digs at beloved West End shows.

Directed and choreographed by Phillip George, Forbidden Broadway offers an alternative take on the West End and Broadway’s biggest shows, brightest stars and most famous flops, all of which are blasted by the cast. Taking aim at shows such as The Book of Mormon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Wicked and Miss Saigon, prepare to see a marvellous myriad of outrageous songs and impersonations from the stupendously convincing cast.

YouTube sensation and mind-blowing mimic Christina Bianco joins the original cast of Anna-Jane Casey, Damian Humbley and Ben Lewis. An Edinburgh Fringe Festival favourite, Bianco is the diva-impressionist who brings to life the theatre’s greatest voices, including Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel and Liza Minnelli amongst many, many others. Casey is well-known for her role in EastEnders, but has since become a West End veteran, starring in shows such as Candide. Humbley’s extensive stage credits include The Last Five Years, Fiddler on the Roof and Merrily We Roll Along, whilst Lewis has appeared in several Broadway productions.

First seen as a selection of musical parodies in 1982 New York, Forbidden Broadway later transformed into New York’s longest running comedy revue and has enjoyed huge acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Winning a Drama Desk, Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award, the mischievous musical is also the recipient of a Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre. Now, Forbidden Broadway frolics into London’s Vaudeville Theatre with a whole load of show-stopping laugh-out-loud moments.

Recommended for

Fans of Broadway’s biggest shows will love seeing this parody-musical! Watch as theatre’s favourite stars are brought to life by a cast who give uncanny impersonations! Due to the nature of the show, some content may not be suitable for young children.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for ages 12 +

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours including an interval
Opened: 09 Sep 2014
Press night: 15 Sep 2014
Booking from: 31 Oct 2014
Booking until: 22 Nov 2014

Location and map

Vaudeville Theatre
The Strand
London, WC2R 0NH

10 Reviews Add review

Absolutely hilarious! There was a power problem during this show which caused the sound to cut out but the excellent cast carried ... More

z0esparkles 5"6, 32 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely hilarious! There was a power problem during this show which caused the sound to cut out but the excellent cast carried on. This only ran for a limited 10 weeks but if they ever return with the show, I will be sure to visit again.

z0esparkles 5"6, 32 reviews, 0 helpful votes

'Forbidden Broadway' is a hilarious take on musical theatre parody - you have to be familiar with a majority of well known musical... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 helpful votes

'Forbidden Broadway' is a hilarious take on musical theatre parody - you have to be familiar with a majority of well known musicals - e.g. Les Mis, Phantom, Wicked, etc. to really get the references but it's fantastic!! A real comedy brilliant night!!

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Hysterical show for anyone who likes musicals, such a talented cast pull of this huge array of parody shows within a show.

SophCG 5'9", 38 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Hysterical show for anyone who likes musicals, such a talented cast pull of this huge array of parody shows within a show.

SophCG 5'9", 38 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Hysterical show for anyone who likes musicals, such a talented cast pull of this huge array of parody shows within a show.

SophCG 5'9", 38 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Hysterical show for anyone who likes musicals, such a talented cast pull of this huge array of parody shows within a show.

SophCG 5'9", 38 reviews, 0 helpful votes

daniellewis 184cm, 197 reviews, 7 helpful votes

daniellewis 184cm, 197 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Really funny and comedic, it was the final show so they added some extra jokes which caught the actors off guard and they went out... More

rhiannontempleman 172cm, 37 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Really funny and comedic, it was the final show so they added some extra jokes which caught the actors off guard and they went out of character but it made it more funny and enjoyable, songs really cleverly remastered to make it comedic and some were very relevant to the day.

rhiannontempleman 172cm, 37 reviews, 0 helpful votes

It's a brilliant show. I've seen nothing like it before but would definitely see the show again. The four cast members were brill... More

sarahward 5 foot, 189 reviews, 1 helpful vote

It's a brilliant show. I've seen nothing like it before but would definitely see the show again. The four cast members were brilliant and the sets were basic sets but amazing.

sarahward 5 foot, 189 reviews, 1 helpful vote

benmcquigg 13 reviews, 1 helpful vote

benmcquigg 13 reviews, 1 helpful vote

eroot Height 160 cm, 41 reviews, 0 helpful votes

eroot Height 160 cm, 41 reviews, 0 helpful votes