Transferring to the Charing Cross Theatre from an acclaimed run at the Union Theatre, Finian’s Rainbow by Burton Lane and lyricist E.Y Harburg contains some of the loveliest musical theatre songs ever written including Old Devil Moon, If This Isn’t Love, Look to the Rainbow & How are Things in Glocca Morra?
Comedy writer Fred Saidy and Harburg integrated them into an unashamedly silly plot involving an Irish immigrant, pursued by a leprechaun, hoping to grow gold in the soil around Fort Knox whilst finding a husband for his daughter. The result was a smash hit Broadway musical, and the much loved film version starring Fred Astaire, Petula Clark and Tommy Steele.
★★★★★ "This production is an absolute triumph" Remote Goat
"There’s definitely a pot of gold at the end of Finian’s Rainbow" The Stage
★★★★ "If you’re a lover of the Golden Age of Broadway you’d be advised to catch it while you can, particularly while it has the good fortune of this impeccable production" Exeunt
"Highly Entertaining" Time Out
★★★★ "A lighter-than-air fairytale with memorable songs and a charismatic cast" Broadway Baby
"Melodies such as Old Devil Moon and How are Things in Glocca Morra? soar" The Times
★★★★ "It’s hard not to be swept away by the sheer fun and the exuberance of it all" The Public Reviews
"A fun night of theatrical joy and escapism" West End Frame
★★★★ "There really is a crock of gold hiding at the end of Finian’s Rainbow. It’s to be found at Charing Cross Theatre in a show oozing pure Irish charm" Wow 247
Returning to the West End for the first time in 65 years, rediscover this Broadway classic in a brand new production by multi-award winning director Phil Willmott with choreography by acclaimed ballroom dance specialist Thomas Michael Voss.
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