Show Boat Opening Night at London’s West End

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SuperBreak’s Head of Theatre, David Thomas, was lucky enough to attend the opening night of Show Boat in London’s West End. Here he tells us what we can expect from the show.

When I was smaller and TVs had 3 channels, Sunday afternoons were the home of the small screen Musical.

Later, when I was bigger, I was fortunate to see the same movies on the big screen with their ravishing set designs and soaring scores lovingly restored. (Never forget that the King of the Hollywood Musical, Vincente Minelli started out as a window dresser then set designer).

But there is nothing to equal the thrill of seeing a great musical live and as fresh and as stunningly performed as its opening night.

Last Monday Show Boat, the big, beautiful daddy of the modern musical opened at the New London Theatre with a cast equal to any in its 89 years. And it is just as fresh, fun, and thought-provoking as ever. Beg, scream or holler… but get on board the Show Boat!

Get an exclusive sneak peek behind the scenes at the Show Boat rehearsals in our video below.

Fancy seeing the full thing, book your tickets for Show Boat in London’s West End including hotel stay with SuperBreak.