REVIEW ROUND-UP: Show Boat at the New London Theatre

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Transferring down south after its successful run in Sheffield and directed by Daniel Evans – can the show stay afloat or does it sink? Show Boat is booking at the West End’s New London Theatre until 7 January 2016.

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The Telegraph: ★★★★★ Dominic Cavendish urged: “You may be cynical about the call, but honestly: all aboard! You won’t regret it.”

LondonTheatre.co.uk: ★★★★★ Mark Shenton praised the production saying: “It’s a miracle of a production for a miracle of a show. Bravo!”

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.”

LondonBoxOffice.co.uk: ★★★★ Christian Durham found: “as a great example of the birth of musical theatre, it is worth getting on board this Show Boat.”

TheatreCat: ★★★★★ “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. 

 

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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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