Strictly Ballroom

Piccadilly Theatre

Strictly Ballroom

16 Mar 2018 - 21 Jul 2018

£17.00 - £101.00

Pro reviewers rating
17 reviews

2.9 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

“Radically rethought... Strand [is] played exceptionally well by Will Young, who also sings almost the entire score.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Shows that thoughtful craft in assembly and sheer fun can coexist under the sparkle of a mirrorball.”

Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)

“Tirelessly energetic... Shamelessly exaggerated physical comedy... Halfway between a tribute to and a very, very silly send-up.”

Alice Saville (Time Out, Independent)

“Significantly revamped... Young is a charming and efficient companion... Plenty of humour.”

Marianka Swain (Broadway World, Arts Desk)

“Young sings up a storm while camping it up... McOnie delivers some stunning dance numbers.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Ridiculous, and knows it... Moments when McOnie’s choreography burns up the floor with such a fever that it is totally joyous.”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“McOnie’s sharply choreographed production soars highest during the rare occasions it ventures into its own territory”

Claire Allfree (Metro, Telegraph)

“The high emotional points are not as emphatic or profound on stage, nor the humour as biting... Spectacular dance sequences.”

What's on Stage (Other reviewers)

“it soars, simmers and shimmers in a series of explosive, confident dance routines... The story is a bit of a grind.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“Strallen steals the show.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“This overblown dance-led show sweeps you up with its sequins and silliness... Loads of fun.”

Holly Williams (What's On Stage, Time Out, Independent)

“It twirls and sparkles with a kind of hectic vacuity... sentimental, but never moving; arch, but not very funny... Soulless.”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

“Bewilderingly vapid jukebox musical.So lacking in substance that it almost makes Annie look like the Ring Cycle by comparison.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“McOnie's musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's enjoyably whacked-out film emerges as an overextended and bloated cartoon.”

Matt Wolf (Arts Desk)

“It's been overhauled - and it feels like the spirit has been crushed out of it more or less entirely.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“Despite dazzling choreography, this musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s iconic film disappoints.”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“Laborious attempt to turn a charming 1992 movie into a fully fledged stage musical.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

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