An American in Paris


An American in Paris

21 Mar 2017 - 06 Jan 2018

£22.00 - £142.00

Pro reviewers rating
17 reviews

4.4 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

5.0 out of 5.0

Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.

Features unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin including I Got Rhythm, 's Wonderful, But Not For Me and They Can’t Take That Away From Me.

The multi award-winning new Broadway musical transfers with leads Fairchild and Cope reprising their roles among more than 50 actors, dancers and musicians.

(Ashley Day took over as Jerry on 19 June 2017)

Closes 6 January 2018


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“Magical transformation... Not only offers an eclectic range of Gershwin songs but is also a riot of colour and movement.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“The best-looking and best-danced musical in town is an instant classic”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“Cope, with black ink-blob hairdo and elfin face, dances and acts and sings and wows.”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Fairchild... likeable in character and an astonishing dancer... Cope... singing for the first time too, a miracle of grace.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“It's got rhythm, lashings of gorgeous Gershwin melody... witty choreography... Cope and Fairchild are utterly beguiling.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Unlike any other musical on the London stage: sumptuously beautiful and heartfelt, it has a romantic pizzazz all of its own.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“There isn’t a weak spot or a dull moment... Wheeldon’s choreography is of the highest calibre... Gobsmackingly brilliant.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Glorious musical reclamation... Fairchild banishes all memories of Kelly with an athletic performance of artistry and charm.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Grace, a lightness... a joie de vivre that lifts it, and us... Balletic choreography that at times takes your breath away.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“Lavish, romantic... Frequently gorgeous... Mixes grace and elegance with jazzy verve... Adds notes of darkness... Sedately paced”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“As grand escapism... superb... It’s hard to see how stagecraft can get any slicker... Fairchild and Cope are glorious.”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“A whirl of colour and imagery... Puts dance at the heart of the production... Cope is a vivid presence... Strong supporting cast”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Lavish... Just what the doctor ordered... Technical wizardry... Impassioned love-letter to art, to life... Cope, just divine.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“A lightfooted antidote to gloom... Wheeldon, director and choreographer, has done a fabulous job... Astonishing Robert Fairchild”

Kate Kellaway (Observer)

“Blends ballet and musical theatre — to frequently gorgeous effect... Mixes grace and elegance with jazzy verve.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“One of the best looking shows ever... an excess of Gallic clichés... Fairchild – superb; Cope – a delight.”

West End Whingers

“The big numbers can be joyous; the Fairchild and Cope duets are touching sketches of budding desire.”

Time Out (Other reviewers)

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