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.
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.