An American In Paris – Official UK

A RECORD-SETTING 28 FIVE-STAR
REVIEWS FROM UK CRITICS!


LONDON’S MOST JOYOUS MUSICAL.

Ruth Leon, PLAYBILL

‘S WONDERFUL!

THE TIMES - MAIL ON SUNDAY - RADIO TIMES

A WILDLY SUCCESSFUL STAGE ADAPTATION OF

THE GENE KELLY AND LESLIE CARON FILM.

Critic’s Choice, FINANCIAL TIMES

If it’s escapism you’re after, look no further than

THIS TRIUMPHANT, TRANSPORTING SHOW.

Steve Allen, LBC

THIS SUPERB SHOW IS A RIOT OF

COLOUR AND MOVEMENT,

with irresistible dance routines and a wealth of Gershwin classics.

Michael Billington, THE GUARDIAN

THIS SPECTACULARLY RAVISHING SHOW HAS RHYTHM, ROMANCE AND RAZZLE-DAZZLE.

In Christopher Wheeldon’s super-slick production, the spectacle keeps on coming, surprising and delighting. It soars to exhilar­ating heights of brilliance that must be seen to be believed.

Georgina Brown, MAIL ON SUNDAY

Director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon creates

A TRULY RAVISHING VERSION

OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL.

Editor’s Choice, THE GUARDIAN

IT’S GOT STARLIGHT, IT’S GOT SWEET DREAMS

AND, YES, IT’S GOT RHYTHM TOO!

You almost feel you couldn’t ask for anything more but this Gershwin musical also has that indefinable something called grace and a joie de vivre that lifts it, and us, all night long.

Ann Treneman, THE TIMES

 Ravishing sets, sparkling costumes and a captivating, dancing cast –

WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?!

Critic’s Choice, MAIL ON SUNDAY

The classic Gene Kelly movie has been transformed into 

A JOYOUS, COLOURFUL AND

HEART-WARMING MUSICAL.

Eleanor Bley Griffiths, RADIO TIMES

 A LUXURIOUS, SUMPTUOUS MUSICAL MASTERPIECE.

It’s pure joy and the classiest show to hit London in years.

Paul Phear, SMOOTH RADIO

THE MUCH-LOVED MGM MUSICAL IS NOW A
MULTIPLE TONY AWARD-WINNING STAGE SHOW

with sensuously intense dance and some of the finest show tunes from
the Gershwin back-catalogue.

Critic’s Choice, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

 The much-loved MGM musical is now a multiple Tony Award-winning stage show with

SENSUOUSLY INTENSE DANCE AND

SOME OF THE FINEST SHOW TUNES FROM

THE GERSHWIN BACK-CATALOGUE.

Critic’s Choice, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

 Christopher Wheeldon’s reinvention of the 1951 movie offers

LUSH GERSHWIN TUNES AND

HEART-STOPPING CHOREOGRAPHY.

Critic’s Choice, THE GUARDIAN

THE SPIRIT OF GENE KELLY IS REVIVED IN

 THIS JOYOUS NIGHT OF MUSICAL THEATRE.

An American in Paris feels simultaneously classic and breezy-fresh.

Steve Hogarty, CITY AM

FULL OF DANCE, ROMANCE
AND GLORIOUS GERSHWIN.

This is a richly satisfying show, delivered with heart and flair.

David Jays, THE SUNDAY TIMES

THE MOST ELEGANT, EXUBERANT 

AND TUNEFUL MUSICAL IN TOWN.

Even a lovelorn song such as But Not For Me is a sheer delight in this glorious musical.

Michael Arditti, SUNDAY EXPRESS

THIS LAVISH MUSICAL IS SUCH A TONIC IT SHOULD

PROBABLY BE AVAILABLE ON PRESCRIPTION.

It’s got rhythm, lashings of gorgeous Gershwin melody and, above all, Christopher Wheeldon’s witty choreography.

Sarah Hemming, FINANCIAL TIMES

THE BEST-LOOKING AND BEST-DANCED

MUSICAL IN TOWN IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC.

It is sheer musical theatre magic.

Mark Shenton, THE STAGE

UNLIKE ANY OTHER MUSICAL 

ON THE LONDON STAGE.

Sumptuously beautiful and heartfelt, it has a romantic pizzazz all of its own.

Sarah Crompton, WHATSONSTAGE.COM

A LAVISH, ROMANTIC SHOW.

Based on the uplifting film that was such a spectacular vehicle for Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, in the hands of director Christopher Wheeldon it mixes grace and elegance with jazzy verve. 

The big numbers are visually ravishing and Bob Crowley’s sumptuous designs evoke the spirit of Paris and the boldness of modern art.

Henry Hitchens, LONDON EVENING STANDARD

The sublime An American In Paris moves you to tears with its

SHEER GRACE AND ELEGANCE.

Tony Peters, RADIO TIMES

PURE FEEL-FABULOUS BROADWAY!

It takes your breath away.

Libby Purves, THEATRECAT.COM

TREAT YOURSELF TO THE FEEL

 ‘S WONDERFUL MUSICAL OF THE YEAR!

Just sit back and let its beauty and joy sweep over you.

Steve Allen, LBC

SHEER ENCHANTMENT.

A dance musical with grace, grit and Gershwin (a winning combination if ever there was one), An American in Paris is an explosion of movement; even the design, with Paris conjured in line drawings that are sketched into Parisian landmarks before our eyes.

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A VISUAL SPLENDOUR THAT FEW MUSICALS CAN MATCH.

The entire edifice is so beautifully engineered that there isn’t a weak spot or a dull moment. Christopher Wheeldon’s choreography is of the highest calibre, delivering jazzy solos, swooning duets and vibrant ensemble pieces with inventive style, especially the utterly brilliant Fidgety Feet.

Neil Norman, DAILY EXPRESS

THERE IS NO BETTER SHOW IN LONDON.

Spectacular and spellbinding, I was simply amazed.

Paul Coia, BBC RADIO LONDON

With dazzling dance routines, incredible performances and the Gershwins’ unforgettable score,

THIS JOYOUS, VIBRANT EVENING IS

A TRIP TO 'PARIS' YOU SHOULDN'T MISS!

Deirdre O'Brien, SUNDAY MIRROR

THE MOST GLAMOROUS ESCAPE IN TOWN!

An American in Paris – a Broadway adaptation of the Hollywood movie-musical – is superb.

Jenny Gilbert, THE ARTS DESK

IF WE COULD GIVE SIX STARS, WE WOULD!

This is 'the one'. An American in Paris is a thing of absolute beauty, a visually breathtaking musical, a luxurious dance-led staging the like of which London hasn't seen in decades, iced with mellow Gershwin tunes.

Johnny Fox, LONDONIST.COM

A GORGEOUS FEAST FOR THE EYES AND EARS.

This lavish, heart-warming production is over-flowing with love.

Angie Greaves, ABSOLUTE RADIO

Remember that giddy feeling you had after seeing La La Land? That’s the effect of

THIS DREAMY BROADWAY HYMN

 TO THE POWER OF DANCE.

Claire Allfree, METRO

A WHIRL OF COLOUR AND IMAGERY. 

Based on the 1951 Gene Kelly film, the stage musical reframes the romance as a dream of postwar optimism, while dancing through the wonders of the Gershwin back catalogue.

Zoë Anderson, THE INDEPENDENT

FINALLY, A SHOW THAT TRULY DESERVES

 A STANDING OVATION.

Petroc Trelawny, BBC RADIO 3

If you love romance and gorgeous Gershwin music, then

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS IS THE

PERFECT NIGHT OUT FOR YOU.

Be it a family trip or a date night, it’s the new musical that’s taking the West End by storm.

LONDON THEATRE DIRECT