I’ve always been a fan of musicals, so when I was invited to 42nd Street at Sadlers Wells Theatre, London as part of the current UK tour of the production, I was excited to see what it was all about. I’ve not seen the show before but had heard of it as it’s such a well-known show. I was also excited to go to the Sadlers Wells Theatre as I hadn’t been to this theatre before.
42nd Street at Sadlers Wells Theatre Review
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The story of 42nd Street is a classic. It follows the journey of Peggy Sawyer, a young girl from small-town America who dreams of becoming a Broadway star. When she lands a spot in the chorus line of a new musical, she quickly realises that the road to stardom is not easy. But with hard work and determination, she eventually achieves her dream.
About Sadler’s Wells Theatre
Sadler’s Wells Theatre has been entertaining audiences in Angel, north London, for over 300 years. The first theatre on the site opened in 1683, and the current theatre, which is the sixth, opened in 1998. The 1,500-seat auditorium hosts large-scale performances by some of the best national and international dance companies and artists.
We were delighted to enjoy complimentary drinks at the Rosebery Room prior to the start of the show, which truly lifted our spirits!
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The production of the show was really good – the sets really added to the atmosphere, taking you back to 1930’s America. The cast was incredible, the choreography was stunning, and the music was unforgettable. It was fast-paced, energetic, and well-choreographed. The dancers were all incredibly talented and brought the show to life.
Nicole-Lily Baisden was brilliant as Peggy Sawyer. The rest of the cast was also fantastic. Adam Garcia was a standout as Julian Marsh, the director of the musical, bringing a lot of energy and passion to the role.
The show’s toe-tapping tunes (such as “We’re in the Money”) will stay with you long after the show is over.
Who is in the cast of 42nd Street at Sadler’s Wells Theatre?
Ruthie Henshall (Cats, Les Miserables, Oliver!, Chicago) as Dorothy Brock
Adam Garcia (Wicked, Kiss Me, Kate, Saturday Night Fever) as Julian Marsh
Josefina Gabrielle (Les Miserables, Chicago, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Maggie Jones
Les Dennis (Only Fools and Horses, Hairspray, Chicago) as Bert Barry
Nicole-Lily Baisden (The Book of Mormon, Anything Goes) as Peggy Sawyer
Sam Lips (Cats, Chicago, Singin’ In the Rain) as Billy Lawlor
You can see a current full 42nd Street at Sadlers Wells Theatre cast as well as the creative team behind the show at the 42nd Street Tour website.
How to get to Sadler’s Wells Theatre
Sadler’s Wells Theatre is located in Angel, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
It’s recommended to use public transport to get to Sadler’s Wells. Angel Station (Northern Line) is the closest underground station to Sadler’s Wells. There is also a bus stop at Sadler’s Wells served by routes 19, 38 and 341.
If you drive to Sadler’s Wells, you can find free on-street parking on Hardwick Street and other streets off Rosebery Avenue on weekdays after 6:30 PM and on Saturdays from 1:30 PM. Do not park in residents’ bays. The nearest car park outside the congestion zone is Parkfield Street, and there is also a large car park on Bowling Green Lane.
It is recommended to arrive 30 minutes before the start of a performance, allowing time to take in the pre-show atmosphere and to find your seat.
42nd Street at Sadlers Wells Theatre Booking / Tickets
The show runs from Wednesday 7th June to Sunday 2nd July with tickets available from £15. You can find performance times and buy tickets for the show on the Sadlers Wells Theatre site.
Do you like a good musical? Have you seen 42nd Street? Have you been to Sadlers Wells Theatre?
*Disclosure: we were invited to attend this show in exchange for this review but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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