Opened: 20th March 2017
Booking Period: 5th January 2019
Show Times: Monday-Saturday 19:30 and Wednesday & Saturday 14:30
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Venue: Theatre Royal Drury Lane
42nd Street is a musical by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin. The show premiered on Broadway in August 1980 at the Winter Garden Theatre before moving to the Majestic (to make way for Cats) and then the St James (to make way for The Phantom of the Opera), and closed after a nine year run. It has also been shown in the West End and national tours of the USA and the UK.
The musical is based on a 1932 novel by Bradford Ropes and the 1933 film adaptation and tells the story of a young aspiring actress, Peggy Sawyer, who originally gets cast in a role in the chorus line, but when the leading lady becomes injured, Peggy gets a shot to realise her dream.
Featuring numerous iconic songs including, ‘We’re In The Money’, ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, and ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’, 42nd Street returned to the West End’s biggest stage at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in March 2017 and will end its run in January 2019.
Leading and Supporting
Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer
Tom Lister as Julian Marsh
Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock
Ashley Day as Billy Lawlor
Jasna Ivir as Maggie Jones
Christopher Howell as Bert Barry
Matthew Goodgame as Pat Denning
Graeme Henderson as Andy Lee
Bruce Montague as Abner Dillon
Mark McKerracher as Mac
Emma Caffrey as Annie
Clare Rickard as Phyllis
Ella Martine as Lorraine
Paul Knight as Oscar
Ensemble and Swing
Hannah Amin, Lucy Andic, Thomas Audibert, George Beet, Phillip Bertioli, Sara Bispham, Pamela Blair, Josephina Camble, Abi Carruthers, Danielle Cato, Freddie Clements, Gabrielle Cocca, Joel Cooper, Matt Cox, Adam Denman, Lisa Dent, Natasha Ferguson, Madeleine Francis, Maria Garrett, Luke George, Ryan Gover, Maddie Harper, Leah Harris, Alyn Hawke, Rebecca Herszenhorn, Bethany Huckle, Emma Johnson, Sarah Kacey, Jasmine Kerr, Annie Kitchen, Jenny Legg, James-Royden Lyley, Martin McCarthy, Hannah-Faith Marram, Tom Partridge, Billie Kay, Lucy Renouf, Katy Riches, Zoe Rogers, Christina Shand, Jessice Stent, Zac Watts and Liam Wrate
Our reviewer were blown away by 42nd Street and, in a ★★★★★ review, described it as “…a dazzling, glittering showcase of the beauty and talent of the chorus line”. To read the full review, click here.
42nd Street is now showing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and opened on 20th March. The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is proudly home to the West End’s largest stage and it is actually the fourth theatre that we see today with a turbulent history with two of the previous theatres having burned down.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane is owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Theatre Group and so the best place to buy tickets for 42nd Street is through their website. For more information on your visit to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, read our guide.