Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined tickets London Criterion Theatre
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Close To You: The Bacharach Musical Tickets

Criterion Theatre, London4.535 reviews

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CLOSE TO YOU, a new musical featuring Burt Bacharach’s songbook, makes its highly anticipated West End transfer to the Criterion Theatre from 3rd October. Tickets go on sale on Friday 4th September at 10am.
Performed by a young, multi-talented cast led by the visionary musician and performer Kyle Riabko, the show features Riabko’s thrillingly new yet beautifully faithful interpretations of Bacharach’s classics.  Blending nostalgia and innovation, generations old and new can now revel in all the hits as if for the very first time.  The show redefines the songbook musical by fusing this extraordinary reinterpretation of over 30 timeless Bacharach melodies with innovative choreography, taking the audience on an emotional and exhilarating journey.
Burt Bacharach has given the show his wholehearted and enthusiastic support, exclaiming, “It’s brilliant. Kyle has done something truly unique with my music. I loved it!”
The show, newly renamed CLOSE TO YOU, premiered to critical acclaim and was a smash hit at New York Theatre Workshop, original home of both Once and Rent, becoming the longest running show in the history of that theatre, followed recently by a sold out and highly acclaimed run at The Menier Chocolate Factory.
Directed by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett, best known for his iconic movement for such hits as Once, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Black Watch, Riabko leads an incredibly talented group of singers and musicians from both sides of the Atlantic through Bacharach’s greatest hits.
CLOSE TO YOU will make hearts sing and spirits soar with such classics as Alfie, Anyone Who Had a Heart, I Say a Little Prayer, Magic Moments, The Look of Love, Walk on By, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, What’s New Pussycat, I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself, This Guy’s in Love With You, What the World Needs Now is Love and, of course, Close to You.
The New York Theater Workshop / Menier Chocolate Factory production of CLOSE TO YOU is presented in the West End by David Lane Seltzer for Entertainment 360, the producing arm of Management 360, also responsible for the blockbuster TV series Game of Thrones and the upcoming, highly anticipated Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs biopic.
CLOSE TO YOU features Music by Burt Bacharach and Lyrics by Hal David and others, with Musical Arrangements by Kyle Riabko who also conceived the show with Seltzer, and is Directed by Steven Hoggett, with Set Design by Christine Jones and Brett Banakis, Costume Design by Matthew Wright, Lighting Design by Tim Lutkin, and Sound Design by Richard Brooker.

Additional Information

Age restriction

Minimum entry age 5+

Running time

1 hour 50 minutes including interval.

Performance dates

Showing Wednesday to Sunday

Venue Information

Criterion Theatre218-223 Piccadilly, St. James's, London, W1V 9LB

Group Pricing

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Customer Reviews

35 reviews4.5

Denise Winwood15th February

Very good singers and musicians. Very entertaining show.

Susan Barratt14th February

We had the most fantastic afternoon and the cast were over and above excellent!!eould have loved the chance to see it again

Janis Hills8th February

First class show X beautiful singing and music

Katie Thomas6th February

Brilliant! Christmas present for Mom and Dad and they loved it!!

David Spencer6th February

Great show, talented cast.

Vanessa Cole5th February

Lovely music, great singers and artists, a very simple plot but the songs kept flowing and was very entertaining!

Jayne Turnley2nd February

Thought it was a fantastic show with very talented musicians and great interpretations of the tracks. Can't wait to hear the music again now.

Jacqueline Dunkley31st January

Cast was great and seemed to enjoy what they were doing. It wasn't what I expected as I thought it would tell the life of Bacharach and his songs. I didn't like the way some of them were mixed.

Susan Lillycrop28th January

Close To You was a thoroughly enjoyable night out at the theatre. All cast were very talented. Highly recommended.

Julie Brodie26th January

Absolutely fantastic show, all of the cast were multi talented, and breathed new life into the classic songs of Bacharach, would definitely recommend it

David Mustchin24th January

We had a fantastic time, the production was the best. Really fun . I had paid for the tickets for Christmas for my partner and she has been to the theatre many times . She didn't know what to expect but said it was magical. We both were welled up during some of the tracks especially the one where the lead singer and female singer were dancing together. There was lots of chemistry between them. Thanks for a great performance.

john kick21st January

Exceeded our expectation, very talented musicians with some nice updating of the numbers.