Transferring down south after its successful run in Sheffield and directed by Daniel Evans – can the show stay afloat or does it sink?
The Telegraph: ***** Dominic Cavendish urged: “You may be cynical about the call, but honestly: all aboard! You won’t regret it.”
London Theatre.co.uk: ***** Mark Shenton praised the production saying: “It’s a miracle of a production for a miracle of a show. Bravo!”
WhatsOnStage: ***** Sarah Crompton wrote: “The overall grip never slackens, with Alistair David’s lively choreography, and Tom Brady’s sumptuous music direction driving the pace.”
West End Whingers: ***** “They’re superbly sung, especially by Gina Beck as Magnolia, Sandra Marvin as Queenie, Chris Peluso as (giggle) Gaylord and Emmanuel Kojo as Joe who gets to deliver a beltingly heartfelt rendition of the iconic “Ol’ Man River””
Evening Standard: **** Fiona Mountford commented: “Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s 1927 work set the template for the musical as we know it, and 90 years on it’s still a knockout, above all for its soaring songs.”
London Box Office.co.uk : **** Christian Durham found: “as a great example of the birth of musical theatre, it is worth getting on board this Show Boat.”
Theatre Cat:***** “you won’t help loving this stunning, flawless, celebratory production.”
Time Out: **** “this stirring, expensive revival of the first great American musical.”
Show Boat is booking at the New London Theatre until the 7th January 2017. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.