42nd Street – Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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42nd Street - Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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July, 2017

Grand Circle – sale price £15 each – 7.30pm 5th July 2017
This is one of those shows that meets your expectations in full. Exciting, full-troupe tap dancing routines with amazing solo routines by the main characters who sing and dance. The story-line shows how a chorus-line “hoofer” can become the star of the show – clearly with a lot of luck and one-off opportunities. Admittedly, she did accidentally break the star’s ankle so that they had to find a quick replacement! Stunning scenery, especially the white brightly-lit staircase descending to fill the stage with the full complement of dancers in resounding synchronized tapping.

It is a great show for Silver Travellers, especially the older ones amongst us who were expected to take part in ballet, tap and musical comedy lessons – ah, nostalgic memories of pounding out 42nd Street in dance school competitions, though clearly not at this level of perfection. An enjoyable evening with glamorous costumes, brightly-lit stage sets and incredibly fit dancers in true 1930s tradition. It is a beautiful theatre, although seats are not particularly comfortable as there is little leg room if you are over five-foot tall, and close to Covent Garden to make the whole experience even more interesting.

Booked on-line through Londontheatre.co.uk to collect tickets at the box office on the day. We also booked a pre-theatre meal at nearby Palm Court Brasserie at the same time, special price £12 for two course meal – see review)

Jacqueline Jeynes

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