News42nd Street embark upon major new UK Tour!

12 August 20233038 min

In a dazzling display of theatrical brilliance, the UK is set to be swept off its feet by the sensational new UK Tour of the iconic Broadway hit, “42nd Street.” This announcement has sent waves of excitement through the hearts of theatre enthusiasts and musical theatre fans nationwide!

Copyright: Header Image (UK Tour 2023) (Johan Persson)

Renowned director Jonathan Church, acclaimed for his work on acclaimed productions such as “Singin’ In The Rain” and “The Drifters Girl,” is at the helm of this grand spectacle. Church’s artistic vision promises to breathe new life into the beloved musical, taking audiences on an unforgettable journey through the golden era of Broadway.


A star studded cast that includes Samantha Womack (Eastenders, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Gillian Lynne, Girl on the Train West End and UK Tour), Michael Praed (Emmerdale, Doctors, The Bill, War of the Worlds Dominion Theatre, Darker Shores Theatre Royal Windsor) Faye Tozer (UK Pop band Steps, Singing in the Rain Sadlers Wells, Everybody’s Talking about Jamie Apollo Theatre), Les Dennis (one of the UK’s best known entertainers with a career in show business spanning more than 50 years).

From its toe-tapping songs to its mesmerizing dance routines, “42nd Street” is a time-tested masterpiece that has captivated audiences across the globe. The production boasts an electrifying lineup of hit tunes including “42nd STREET,” “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” and “I Only Have Eyes For You.” The choreography and design, orchestrated by Olivier Award winners Bill Deamer and Rob Jones, will undoubtedly set the stage ablaze.

The heart of “42nd Street” lies in its enchanting story—a tale of aspiration, resilience, and the magic of the theatre. The narrative follows Peggy Sawyer, a young and aspiring dancer from a small American town, who lands in the glimmering city of New York with dreams of stardom. As fate takes its course, Peggy finds herself thrust into the spotlight, stepping into the leading role in a new Broadway show.


This showbiz fairy tale effortlessly weaves together breathtaking tap dance routines, backstage intrigue, classic romance, and delightful comedy, leaving audiences with a profound sense of wonder and inspiration. “42nd Street” is more than just a show; it’s an experience that speaks to the indomitable spirit of those who dare to dream.

Broadway Magic at Home

With its larger-than-life celebration of musicals and the timeless allure of Broadway, the UK Tour of “42nd Street” is poised to ignite theatres nationwide with an intoxicating blend of energy, nostalgia, and sheer showmanship. This production promises to be a spectacle of grandeur, a visual and auditory feast that will leave audiences tapping their toes and singing along long after the curtains have fallen.

The excitement is palpable as theatergoers eagerly await the opening night of this remarkable journey through the world of entertainment. “42nd Street” is a shimmering testament to the magic of the stage, the power of dreams, and the captivating allure of Broadway’s golden era.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this theatrical extravaganza that promises to be the talk of the town. Check out the UK Tour Dates and trailer here, updates, and exclusive insights into the enchanting world of “42nd Street.” It’s time to embrace the magic once again as the UK Tour of “42nd Street” takes center stage!

Adam Richards

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