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“Rockin!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Savoy Theatre

Savoy Theatre
Savoy Court | Strand, London WC2R 0ET, England (Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square)
+44 844 871 7627
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Ranked #64 of 853 Attractions in London
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Owner description: The Savoy Theatre is currently home to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical which stars three time Olivier and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay (My Family, Me and My Girl, Becket, Oliver!) And comedy legend Rufus Hound (National Theatre's One Man, Two Guvnors). Also joining the cast in this brand new multi-million pound musical is Olivier Award nominee Katherine Kingsley (A Midsummer Night's Dream - Michael Grandage Season), stage and screen icon Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey, James Bond) and John Marquez (Privates on Parade - Michael Grandage Season), joined by a company of twenty and supported by a live grand orchestra. Based on the classic comedy film starring Sir Michael Caine and Steve Martin, be transported to the French Riviera and its decadent underworld, as two seasoned swindlers attempt to hoodwink a millionaire heiress. As the pair compete in the true art of the con, they discover there is only room for one of them. Multi award-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell direct from his success on Broadway and in the West End with Kinky Boots (Winner of the coveted 2013 Best Musical, Tony Awards), Hairspray (Winner 8 Tony Awards) and Legally Blonde (Winner Best Musical, Olivier Awards) leads one the finest creative teams assembled. With a book by Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Jeffrey Lane, the writer behind the Broadway production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and TV's Mad About You, and music and lyrics by David Yazbek, winner of the Drama Desk Award for the Broadway and West End hit musical The Full Monty. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical is the finest night out of 2014 - secure your ticket today.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Was like watching the FAB FOUR in concert!!! Kinda agree with the tribute band bit too BUT it was ROCKIN from start to finish!!! The Sergeant Peppers Set was fabulous - the colours were amazing!!!! If you are a Beatles fan then i would say this is NOT to be missed! Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Visited March 2013
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“Let it be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The beatles is alive !! This was a very good evening, great performance, percfect distance from the strand palace hotell, about 50 meters !!!

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Tribute act”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is not what I would call a west end show, it's just another tribute act.
The sort of act you would expect to see at a holiday hotel.
There is no story, just a bit of spoken information and songs.
I could have seen this type of act locally at a considerable saving to west end prices.
Definitely not recommended.

Visited May 2013
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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“Let it Be - exactly!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Okay, this visit to the theatre was marred with a row of 12 people in front of us all eating their dinner throughout - nice aromas of sushi and cheese and onion crisps, associated rustling of wrappers being opened and even corks popped along with 'quiet chatter' amongst them as they kept passing the food around between.

So, maybe (although I maintain it's only a maybe) that is why I just don't rate this show.
The best part of this show is some cinematic photography that is on stage before the music part of the show begins. This is interesting in taking you back through history with reminders of all things common to the 60's and early 70's.

Now, the show itself. My question is WHAT SHOW? There simply isn't one. If you have been to any other musicals, Grease, Jersey Boys, Mama Mia etc please do not expect a similar experience in going to see this show. This is a very expensive way of seeing a tribute band. There is no story, there is no humour, there is no anything apart from a tribute band on stage, singing beatles songs. Now, if that's all you want from a visit to the theatre, then you are going to have a great time. The band is good, a few sentences mimicking the Fab Fours voices etc. But that is it. There is no effort to be anything than a song recital. And I really don't need to pay London theatre prices just to listen to a band, I can do that for much less outlay somewhere else, and not have to suffer the agonies of people thinking a theatre is the place to eat dinner too.

All in all, very disappointing - I've seen the Jersey Boys 3 times and other shows over and over because they are entertaining, they provide a theatrical spectacle, and there is an expereince to be enjoyed but you won't get that here.

Visited April 2013
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“Let it Be @ the Savoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Brilliant - like being in the presence at a Beatles concert! Cast excellent singers and musicians. Some of the retro adverts were like a trip down memory lane!

Visited April 2013
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