Show Boat review - April 2016

Show Boat Press Night Review Round Up and Pictures

After a hugely successful run at the Sheffield Crucible, Daniel Evans' revival of the marvellous musical Show Boat sailed into the New London Theatre. Opening for previews on April 9th, Show Boat enjoyed an official press night on April 25th. Already impressing audiences and critics alike, the production is set to run until January 7th 2017.

Below we have rounded up the critics' responses to the opening of Show Boat, so you are able to see how well the production has been received. If you have seen the musical and would like to share your thoughts, please let us know!

Review Round Up

official theatre logoSusannah Rose Martin, OfficialTheatre


"Show Boat is packed full of star turns, with a wonderfully strong ensemble who deliver a vast array of genuinely tear-jerking moments. Emmanuel Kojo leading the rendition of timeless classic "Old Man River" was a particularly memorable moment..."

whatsonstage-110x80Sarah Crompton, WhatsOnStage


" feels as relevant and powerful as ever. You leave the theatre singing the unforgettable songs, but also moved by the story you have witnessed."

the-stage-110x80Mark Shenton, The Stage


"There are plenty of reasons why I love this show, including Alistair David's vibrant choreography - it makes the entire stage pulse with movement."

london-evening-standard-110x80Fiona Mountford, The Evening Standard


"But those songs! Every number is a delight and the spirited ensemble brings each one to rousing life."

daily-telegraph-110x80Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph


"This is an evening that radiates not only immense talent across the board but also supreme confidence in its material."

timeout-110x80Andrzej Lukowski


"...the magic comes from the swelling, elegant score given the full orchestral treatment, the cast’s precise, powerful voices, the sense of time’s arrow hurtling by..."

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Show Boat review round up
25 April 2016, Gillian Lynne Theatre