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The Show Boat Sails South To London’s West End

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Updated: 16 June 2016
The show that changed the face of musical theatre since its creation in 1927 is returning to London’s West End after 20 years. The story takes place aboard the Cotton Blossom, a vibrant Show Boat travelling up the Mississippi River. This electric musical was the first of its kind to bring together the joyful songs and dances of musical comedies with the realism of theatre. Although it is a feast for the eyes, Show Boat touches upon important issues surrounding the American South. These include racial prejudice, lost love and freedom. This musical by the acclaimed Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II spans the lives of three generations, allowing the audience to fully embrace the spirited characters and join in on their journey. After an incredibly successful run in Sheffield, the show is coming down south and promises to be a spectacle not to be missed.

📅 17 June – 27 August 2016: Tuesday to Saturday 7.30PM (Matinee performances Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 2.30PM)

📍 New London Theatre, Drury Lane, WC2B 5PF

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