Show Boat

New London (Gillian Lynne)

Show Boat

09 Apr 2016 - 27 Aug 2017

£23.00 - £104.00

Pro reviewers rating
11 reviews

4.6 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

5.0 out of 5.0

A powerful story of freedom, loyalty and above all, love, set against the backdrop of America’s Deep South at the turn of the 20th Century. 

The score features classics including Make Believe, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man and Ol' Man River.

The show's Broadway premiere in 1927 changed musical theatre forever and this lavish new production will prove that its timeless themes and peerless music remain as vital, passionate and moving as ever.

The bulk of the Sheffield cast will be joined by Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso in London.


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“Oh those songs... smashing and memorable... superbly sung... Trehearn sings sublimely... [Collins'] dancing’s brilliant. ”

West End Whingers

“This exhilarating update of a true classic is now one of the West End's most gorgeous shows. ”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“You won’t help loving this stunning, flawless, celebratory production... An exuberant ensemble... Epic, operatic and cinematic. ”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Feels as relevant and powerful as ever... Seems to me to get everything right... The performances are uniformly superb. ”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“Superb revival... radiates not only immense talent across the board but also supreme confidence in its material... All aboard! ”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“At the heart of this really rather remarkable musical, there is a great river and an even greater story. ”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“Still a knockout, above all for its soaring songs... The spirited ensemble brings each one to rousing life... Don’t miss. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Marvellous production... ‘Ol’ Man River’, the musical’s mournful motif, given a titanic airing by Kojo’s Joe... See it. ”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Remains a marvel not least in its scope... The score constitutes its own unassailable glory... Just keeps rolling along. ”

Matt Wolf (Arts Desk)

“I suspect a few performers will make their names in this charming production... The music is often almost operatic... What fun. ”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“An even more mellifluous leading man in Peluso... Has lost none of its subtlety and effervescence... Lovingly detailed... Joyous”

Michael Arditti (Express)

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