REVIEW ROUND-UP: Magic Mike Live at the Hippodrome Casino

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Channing Tatum’s stage version inspired by the hit films arrives in London. But what have critics had to say about it? 

The Stage★★★ “It appears this is every inch (pun entirely intended) a money-maker shaking hit.”

Evening Standard: ★★★ “The result is like a cross between the Chippendales and a street dance act you might see on Britain’s Got Talent. Or, in the most intricate moments, a hybrid of Cirque du Soleil and the raunchier sort of boy band video.”

Time Out: ★★★ “Go in the right mood with a gang of girls and this could be some kind of magic. But instead of needing a cold shower, I just left Magic Mike feeling a little bit cold.”

London Theatre.co.uk: ★★★ “But for all the spectacular lighting (Philip Gladwell) and an industrial set of bridges and platforms that reconfigure themselves endlessly against Luke Halls’ video design, there’s also a repetitive quality to the show, a relentless series of strips and dance routines that repeat the same formula again and again.”

British Theatre.com: ★★★★ “This four-star review is based on the slick presentation, the obvious enjoyment of the audience and the talent that is working their arses off to make Magic Mike Live London a night that had the whole auditorium yelling for more.”

The Independent: ★★★ “If it will surely launch a thousand think pieces about male objectification, then I think the show has achieved the right balance between sexy, skilful and silly to shrug them off with aplomb.”

Magic Mike Live continues to perform at the Hippodrome Casino.

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.
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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.

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