42nd Street 1997-2000 Reviews

Musicals require youth, freshness, and vitality and fortunately in this UK Productions revival of the feelgood show, that’s just what they get.
Blackpool Evening Gazette

This new production of 42nd Street more than lives upto it’s reputation as the greatest showbiz musical of them all… The dancing is superb, the pace dazzling. Fleetwood Weekly News

This is a joyous, vibrant show…and, of course, the tap dancing is breathtaking. Sunderland

…a bravura performance that never drops a beat… Great dancing, fabulous costumes – altogether an irresistible package. The Scotsman

…a breath of fresh air. The List – Edinburgh

This latest tour… breathes freshness and vitality into an age old rags to riches story. The Leicester Mercury

Rip-roaring musical bursting with energy… an evening bursting with toe-tapping, sparkling fun. Norwich Evening News

..a major lavishly staged production of this big-time musical. Derby Evening Telegraph

All together a faultless production, and hugely popular. Matlock Mercury

…it sweeps the audience up in the excitement of a Broadway show, gives them a talented chorus girl to take to their hearts, then convinces them she’s a star. Derbyshire Times

…a top notch performance of one of the glitziest shows you will ever see. Nottingham Evening Post

The show is just what musicals are meant to be – simple escapism. And this is escapism at it’s very best. Bath Chronicle

Last night young and old toe-tapped along as ’42nd Street’ arrived in style… James Smillie gave a breathtaking performance as the hard hitting musical director with a heart of gold. Hull Daily Mail

This toe-tapping musical is as hot as they come… a stunning opening tap routine sets the standard for an electrifying production crammed with breathtaking dance routines and fine vocal numbers. Yorkshire Evening Post

There is a Vitamin C freshness about this touring production…the West End truly comes to York. Yorkshire Evening Press

…the tap was so electrifying it invited comparisons with Riverdance – but with a heart and a mind… Just great dance, tap and singing. Cambridge Evening News

This well-known musical had a lot to live up to and did not disappoint. Sutton Coldfield News

This is a show to make you beam with shear pleasure… the gorgeous company dance like dreams. Birmingham Post

James Smillie is superb. Birmingham Post

The dancing is superb and the dancers themselves are in great shape in more ways than one. Birmingham Evening Mail

…a breathtaking and exuberant show. Bromsgrove Advertiser