Pretty Woman Reviews

Musicals

Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 32

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5.0 star rating Jill cooper from London, England

PRETTY WOMAN LONDON

I always loved this film. Seeing the show last night 14/2/2020 was so amazing. The performers 5⭐️ The scenery changes 5⭐️ The music 5⭐️ Only thing I would comment on was the woman who play Vivian couple of the dresses she wore was not amazing. Several commented on this on way out. The dress when met in the bar and the famous brown and white spot. But if the only bad thing was couple dresses. Easily sorted. Recommend that’s done. As wasn’t only me. But I have seen most shows in London never given a review. Amazing well done and thank you for the rose a nice touch on Valentine’s Day. Hope to come again sometime ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5.0 star rating Brian Casson from London, England

PRETTY DAM GOOD!

I thought that it might all be a bit too cheesy or a poor imitation of the film, but 'blow me', it was so dam good. You will not be disappointed!

5.0 star rating Isabel from London, England

GO SEE IT

Wonderful! Wonderful cast! Wonderful show! Sure the critics will find fault as they always do! At the end of the day this show will make you leave the theatre with a smile on your face! That’s what it’s all about!

5.0 star rating Emma Nicholaides from North Lincolnshire, England

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!!

I couldn’t recommend this show enough, I couldn’t stop smiling all the way through. The actress who played Julia Roberts was infectious. I’ve watched loads of West end and Broadway shows and this has to be one of my new favourites.

5.0 star rating Martin from London, England

LOVED IT!!!!!

Entertaining from start to finish. Loved the storytelling very cleverly done. Whole audience on their feet at the end. Brilliant. Thougjt Danny Mac was exceptionally well cast, only negative comment would be Vivienne's dresses, slightly underwelming.

5.0 star rating Jilly Eames from Somerset UK

FABULOUS

Wow ... best show we have ever seen Fabulous cast .... very true to the film which was amazing We would watch over and over Well done ... we left on a high

5.0 star rating Mark from London, England

PRETTY WOMAN

5* performance. My wife and I along with my son and his partner went to see the show on 31st July, An outstanding performance by all the cast ( especially from bob harms )

5.0 star rating Karen from London, England

POSSIBLY BEST MUSICAL EVER!

We saw this on 31st July after having our original tickets cancelled due to the pandemic. I honestly can't think of a musical I have enjoyed more. It was funny and heart warming from the very start. I have only just seen the reviews and can't believe so many people have slated this show, I can only assume that these are reviews from pre-pandemic and maybe something has now changed. The actors, costumes, sets and music were all superb (not sure why people are upset that one dress was a different colour than on the film!) Some people seem not to have realised that the original Pretty Woman was a film not a musical therefore the songs were written for the show. All in all I think it was a fabulous show, and I think everyone else in the theatre did too judging by the standing ovation and raucous applause. My recommendation is go see it, you won't regret it.

5.0 star rating Bill Egan from London, England

CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF THE CLASSIC MOVIE

Having read some of the one-star reviews, I can’t help but wonder of the ‘woke’ brigade has gotten their claws into this show for some reason. Personally, I thought it was fabulous, and very true to the spirit and characters of the Julia Roberts/Richard Gere film. I was particularly impressed with the chemistry between Danny Mac and Aimee Atkinson, who were terrific. In terms of staging, dance choreography, and overall production value, this show very much delivers on the expectation of a ‘big’ musical experience, artfully (and heartfully) told. The only slight disappointment for me was that the score did not have quite as many memorable songs. I would very cheerfully watch this again.

5.0 star rating Charlotte Marshall from London, England

WHAT A NIGHT!

If you go into this expecting a remake of the film as a jukebox musical, you will be disappointed at best and won’t appreciate what an actual gem this musical is. Knowing it was an original soundtrack made going in to this exciting as I didn’t know any of the songs and they weren’t overplayed. Translating the story for this into a W.E. Show was hard, but it does ask you to use your imagination a little, which is fine by me! The most memorable bit for me was Mr. Thompson's tango and the opera scene. All the cast are outstanding and the sets are imaginative without being OTT. You can definitely tell the music was written by Bryan Adams, but it suits the period of the show. Bob Harms is the stand out cast member for me, and his Happy Man really does want you to live your dreams! Amy and Danny have amazing chemistry and Rachel Wooding’s voice is phenomenal! Again, if you want nostalgia, this musical isn’t for you. If you want a fresh take, GO SEE IT!

5.0 star rating JENNIE ALEXANDER from NORTHAMPTONSHIRE , ENGLAND

INCREDIBLE SHOW BRILLIANT CAST

Six of us attended the matinee yesterday, wow we were blown aware The cast were brilliant , the show was amazing , everything about this show was perfect. everyone stood up to applaud at the end. Sensational from start to finish , best show i ever watched.

5.0 star rating Carol reid from Slough England

GREAT WAY TO SPEND AN AFTERNOON OR EVENING

Saw it yesterday (25/9/21) it was absolutely brilliant, amazing singing and songs a few laughs along the way. I would definitely recommend it. Enjoy

5.0 star rating Lesley abs from London, England

PRETTY FAB

Paige the understudy playing lead role as miss Vivian was incredible And 10/10 for everyone else hard work performing 6 days a week you are all brilliant x no I would not take my children but Iv taken plenty of family there to watch my only criticism is the audience drinking the more they drink the louder they get Paige you were Fantastic

4.0 star rating from Devon

GOOD FUN , LIVELY

It delivers a fast moving happy and great choreography musical . The real highlight is la traviata in the opera sequence . What a joy .

4.0 star rating Linda Halsey from London, England

DISAPPOINTED

We watched the show. Loved Kit, Funny man was brilliant, the young pregnant girl was superb. We enjoyed Danny Mac, but unfortunately they used one of the understudies for the female lead, Olivia Brookes. It was a shame, as her acting was fairly wooden, and her singing was more screeching. I guess she was nervous, but we paid a lot for our tickets, and they didn’t even announce that it was an understudy. It was a disappointing Thursday afternoon, 28th October.

4.0 star rating LL from Cheshunt, England

OVERALL A GOOD ADAPTION OF THE FILM

But Vivian's dresses didn't have the 'Wow' factor and 3 very 'Key' phrases were missing/ changed. 1- Leaving the Opera comment about Peeing her pants/Pirates of Penzance. 2-It was Edward who asked everyone to leave the meeting not Morse! 3-Re the black eye (which was actually left out - said she hadn't been hurt!) hence the missed phrase about being taught how to hit a girl. Other than this it was a very enjoyable night!

2.0 star rating Jo from York, England

PRETTY WOMAN

My daughter and I love musicals and have seen most of them (she lives in London) and were very excited when we got tickets to see Pretty Woman on Sat 29th Feb. The excitement soon changed as this production was certainly not up to scratch - couldn't warm to the leading lady, wrong choice in all respects. I would comment on the fact that the dress she wore to the polo match was BLUE and not BROWN as in the film and also why put her in such long white gloves with her red opera dress. They were so long they were tucked in under her sleeves which made it look as though she was wearing bandages on each arm!!! Dreadful - big mistake!!Can't understand why audiences are allowed to take in drinks. The middle aged couple next to us had a bottle of wine and after drinking it all in the first half, fell asleep after the interval and never woke up until the end. Maybe the performance sent them to sleep - but what a waste of money! Best performance was by the Hotel Manager who played many parts.

2.0 star rating PD from Leicestershire, England

PRETTY WOMAN, SAVOY THEATRE, LONDON

My daughter and I were super excited to watch Pretty Woman The Musical. It had been put back 3 times due to the pandemic so to go to the theatre again was so exciting! However, we were left a little "underwhelmed". Not sure if it was nerves as the show only opened the day before, but some of the performances were not great. Stand-out performances were by Danny Mac as Edward and Bob Harms as Mr Thompson. Vivian was a bit vanilla (not great casting) and some of the ensemble looked like they didn't want to be there! If you didn't know the story, you would wonder why it is called Pretty Woman. It looked and felt a bit amateur-ish; not what you'd expect at £150 a ticket. Such a shame as we were so looking forward to it!

2.0 star rating Denise radley from London, England

PRETTY WOMAN

This is my favourite film of all time so was looking forward to the musical but was totally underwhelmed by it, Danny mac was good but I think they chose the wrong actress to play Vivian coupled with the fact that there was no music from the original film it was quite a let down.

2.0 star rating V from England

IF YOU LOVE THE MOVIE YOU WON’T LOVE THIS

Really disappointed, as a super lover of the film disappointed with this. As well as the story of the film you love the songs but the show doesn’t have those, so it’s just a quick version of the movie missing some iconic moments. Unfortunately didn’t feel the leading lady did any justice to Vivian and missed this she was portrayed in the film. The gentleman who played the hotel manager was good and played the part well, disappointed Edward was replaced with understudy had come to see Danny Mac. I would recommended this to a pretty women film lover it’s just not the same. Some other comments mention the outfits and I would agree felt they wardrobe budget was impacted by covid or something!

2.0 star rating Gembri from London, England

DISAPPOINTED

We went to see the pretty woman with high expectation, but to our surprise its the opposite. I wouldnt say it just a waste of money bec watching musical is an experience of a lifetime but sad to say it is. It is nothing like the movie, its far from the movie, all of the songs that are in the movie wasnt in the musical except for the pretty woman song itself that was played in the last part of the show but not expectaculous. Very very disappointed. I thought it was going to be better than it was.

1.0 star rating Hayley Lawlor from London, England

PRETTY WIMAN

Worst musical I’ve every seen. Amateur at best. Everything from wardrobe, scenery, interpretation of original film very poor. Such a shame my favourite film of all time

1.0 star rating Sian from London, England

NOT WORTH THE MONEY

Paid over £100 and I expected so much more!! From the scenes the story didnt follow i was bored having been to many shows in London was very disappointed.

1.0 star rating Bruce Allen from London, England

AN ABOMINATION GREAT MOVIE AWFUL NON MUSICAL

Simply dreadful , sets were amateur as someone else had suggested like a cruise ship performance , and the songs were banal ,lyrically bland and totally unmemorable . Not a cheap night out avoid at all costs you will not have any regrets don’t say you were not warned .

1.0 star rating Katherine Phelps from Manchester

WHY DID I THINK THIS WOULD BE ANY GOOD

We all loved the movie but this musical is sub par and discredits the movie the songs are forgettable and lyrically banal bringing nothing to the production which as it’s musical seals it as dull. Sorry but it’s a non event

1.0 star rating Matthew Aquilato from Wimbledon

SHOULD D THE REVIEWS MORE CAREFULLY

An expensive night out and a mistake was so excited but very very dissapointed , would not want to see others waste their hard earned ££ . Only one song stayed with us and that was Roy Orbison nothing else was memorable

1.0 star rating Sally Pope from London, England

PRETTY LACKING IN MEMORABLE SONGS ETC

With so much choice this was a bad one to make and not cheap , read the others reviews as they are right on the money . Performed with gusto but what a shame not one song that is even remotely memorable who wrote this as obviously not someone who has even seen a musical . ( oh someone told me it was a musician from the 80’s ,no wonder they are stuck in a time warp) sadly cannot recommend on any level .

1.0 star rating Barbara Russell from Hammersmith

MUSICAL WHAT MUSICAL

The non musical of the year , not one song I could sing on leaving the theatre or even remember that may not be important but it is called a musical , last yea we saw the carol king musical now that was something

1.0 star rating Alfred Trela , London from London, England

TOOK A CHANCE SADLY

Happened to have a free night and saw this was new , loved the movie sadly this does not carry its own , found some of the performances good but all performers were let down by the songs which are very very average who wrote them .? as haven’t heard of the writers

1.0 star rating Ann Faloona from Worthing

UNORIGINAL AND DULL

Really cannot express my dissapointment with this it is simply not very good sorry as I so wanted it to be great but it starts with the songs which were inexcusable

1.0 star rating Jonathan from London, England

AWFUL

It was one of the worst musicals I’ve ever seen what a waste of £100 I was disgusted and walking out halfway through this is not a musical utter rubbish was so disappointed wouldn’t recommend to anyone wasting there money.

1.0 star rating Nevermind from Bristol, UK

DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY

My friend bought her & I tickets to go and see this together for my birthday as it’s our favourite film. To begin with the theatre was far to hot & uncomfortable we were sat at the very back in the corner with hardly any leg room and were leaning forward. Vivian was annoying & the show was cheesy. Maybe pretty woman shouldn’t be a musical. We decided to leave in the interval as we couldn’t of sat through any more of it. We went into the hotel instead and drank cocktails which was absolutely stunning.

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