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Closed January 5, 2019

It's an extraordinary thing, crammed with songs by Al Dubin and Harry Warren, full of the sound and fury of tapping feet, illuminated by dazzling colour.

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Why See 42nd Street?

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Bonnie Langford is Dorothy Brock!

The West End's biggest show must close January 5, 2019!

42nd Street sings and dances its way back into the Theatre Royal Drury Lane - 30 years after it made its West End debut on that very same stage! A dazzling cast of over 50 tell the iconic story of a chorus girl who gets a shot at fame when the star of the show is injured.

Mark Bramble helms the production, bringing with him all the successes of his 2001 Broadway revival - including several Tony nominations and a Tony Award win! With iconic songs like Lullaby of Broadway, Dames, and We're In The Money, 42nd Street is a timeless homage to the roaring years of Broadway and the theatre business.

What is 42nd Street about?

In 42nd Street, we follow Peggy Sawyer (Claire Halse), an aspiring Broadway actress who arrives on the Great White Way fresh from small-town USA. When she makes the chorus of a brand-new musical, she has much more than just her own insecurities to tackle, including jealousy from the production's leading lady, a megalomanic director, and a casanova leading man who won't take no for an answer!

Did you know?

The original West End production of 42nd Street in the 1980s is where Catherine Zeta-Jones got her big break! In a true case of art-imitating-life, she was a chorus girl who took over the lead role when both the main actress and her understudy were absent, and consequently caught the eye of a producer in the audience!

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Previews from: 20 March 2017

Opening night: 4 April 2017


Suitable for ages five years and older and each attendee will need their own seat

Cast and Creative


Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock
Tom Lister as Julian Marsh
Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer
Jasna Ivir as Maggie Jones
Matthew Goodgame as Pat Denning
Ashley Day as Billy Lawlor
Graeme Henderson as Andy Lee
Christopher Howell as Bert Barry
Bruce Montague as Abner Dillon
Mark McKerracher as Mac/Doc/Thug
Emma Caffrey as Annie
Clare Rickard as Phyllis
Ella Martine as Lorraine
Paul Knight as Oscar
CJ Johnson as standby Maggi Jones/Dorothy Brock


Lucy Andic, Thomas Audibert, George Beet, Philip Bertoli, Sara Bispham, Pamela Blair, Josephina Camble, Abi Carruthers, Danielle Cato, Freddie Clements, Gabrielle Cocca, Joel Cooper, Matt Cox, Adam Denman, Lisa Dent, Natasha Ferguson, Madeline Francis, Maria Garrett, Luke George, Ryan Gover, Maddie Harper, Leah Harris, Alyn Hawke, Rebecca Herszenhorn, Bethany Huckle, CJ Johnson, Emma Johnson, Sarah Kacey, Jasmine Kerr, Annie Kitchen, Jenny Legg, James-Roydon Lyley, Martin McCarthy, Hannah-Faith Marram, Tom Partridge, Billie-Kay, Lucy Renouf, Katy Riches, Zoe Rogers, Christina Shand, Jessica Stent, Zac Watts, Liam Wrate


Olivier Awards, 2018 - Nominations

Best Theatre Choreographer - Randy Skinner
Best Musical Revival
Best Costume Design - Rodger Kirk

2018 What's On Stage Awards

Best Musical Revival
Best Choreography
Best Set Design
Best Costume Design

What we thought

Glitter broadway PIZAZZ!

if you're looking for something with heart and pizzazz, and you've got a little time to spare, head on down to Forty-Second Street.

Plot be damned! 42nd Street is an exciting extravaganza, bursting with zinging one-liners, bucketfuls of glitter and tremendous talent. Self-referential and gloriously staged, I fully fell for this one.

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Anonymous: “Sheens Easton, wow what a voice !”

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