One of the first examples of musicals as we now know them, catch this five-star production with Show Boat tickets
After a successful run at the Sheffield Crucible, Daniel Evans’ production of Show Boat wows audiences at the Gillian Lynne Theatre after the departure of War Horse. Officially opening on April 25th, Show Boat garnered countless five star reviews from critics, delighting audiences across the board. Originally opening in the West End in 1928, Show Boat has been revived several times and was last seen at the Royal Albert Hall in 2006.
Based on the novel by Edna Ferber, Show Boat is an epic musical that spans over 40 years of American history, reliving the lives and loves of three generations aboard the grand ‘Cotton Blossom’. Sailing down the Mississippi, the score includes classic songs such as “Bill”, “Make Believe”, “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” and the beautiful “Ol’ Man River”, written by the famous Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II.
A tremendous cast feature in the London revival, with Gina Beck (Wicked) and Chris Peluso (Miss Saigon) starring as lovers Magnolia Hawks and Gaylord Ravenal, with Rebecca Trehearn earning rave reviews for her portrayal of Julie La Verne. Further cast members include Lucy Briers as Parthy, Danny Collins as Frank Schultz, Emmanuel Kojo as Joe, Sandra Marvin as Queenie, Kate Milner Evans as Mrs O’Brien, Malcolm Sinclair as Captain Andy Hawks and Alex Young as Ellie May Chipley. Ensemble members include Adam Dutton, Kit Esuruoso, Nolan Frederick, Victoria Hinde, Ryan Pidgen, Linda John-Pierre, Linford Johnson, Javar La’Trail Parker, Maria Omakinwa, Mykal Rand, Leo Roberts and Tosh Wanogho-Maud.
Directed and musically supervised by David White (My Fair Lady, From Here to Eternity), the musical includes choreography from Alistair David (Sinatra at the London Palladium), with design by Lez Brotherson, lighting design by David Hersey and sound by Paul Groothius. Show Boat opened at the New London Theatre on April 25th, and is booking until August 27th 2016.
Show Boat is suitable for all ages.