42nd street42nd Street is playing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane with the West End revival directed by Mark Bramble who is the co-author of the book for the original Broadway and West End productions of the musical. With set by Douglas W Schmidt and costumes by Roger Kirk. It is choreographed by Randy Skinner  from the original Broadway production team.

The show features a cast of over 50, with the score including We’re In The Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Dames, I Only Have Eyes For You and 42nd Street.

42nd Street focuses on the efforts of famous director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza during the Great Depression. It is the timeless and inspiring tale of small town girl Peggy Sawyer's rise from the chorus line to Broadway star.

The cast includes/Bonnie Langford playing Dorothy Brock, the tough Broadway star who fractures her ankle on the eve of the opening night. Clare Halse (Marjorie May in Gypsy) plays ingénue Peggy Sawyer — who is plucked from the chorus line to take over from the injured Dorothy, and Tom Lister (Carl King in Emmerdale, Calamity Jane and The Water Babies) is Julian Marsh the demanding director racing against time to put on the fictional show titled Pretty Lady.

They are joined by Jasna Ivir, as Maggie Jones,Matthew Goodgame as Pat Denning ,Ashley Day as Billy Lawlor, Graeme Henderson as Andy Lee, Christopher Howell as Bert Barry, Bruce Montague as Abner Dillon, Mark McKerracher as Mac/Doc/Thugand Emma Caffrey as Annie with Clare Rickard / Phyllis, Ella Martine/Lorraine, Paul Knight/Oscar and ensemble members Hannah Amin, Lucy Andic, Thomas Audibert, George Beet, Philip Bertioli, Sara Bispham, Pamela Blair, Abi Carruthers, Danielle Cato, Joel Cooper, Matt Cox, Adam Denman, Lisa Dent, Natasha Ferguson, Madeleine Francis,, Maria Garrett, Luke George, Ryan Gover, Maddie Harper, Leah Harris, Alyn Hawke, Rebecca Herszenhorn, Bethany Huckle, Sarah Kacey, Annie Kitchen, Jenny Legg , James-Royden Lyley, Hannah-Faith Marram, Steph Parry/Standby Dorothy Brock & Maggie Jones, Tom Partridge, Billie-Kay, Katy Riches, Zoe Rogers, Jessica Stent and Liam Wrate, plus swings Josephina Camble, Freddie Clements, Gabrielle Cocca/Assistant Dance Captain, Emma Johnson, Jasmine Kerr, Martin McCarthy/Dance Captain, Lucy Renouf, Christina Shand and Zac Watts.

A previous production of the show played the Drury Lane in 1984, and launched the career of  Catherine Zeta- Jones who was in the chorus and went on when the leading lady became indisposed.


show times

Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm and Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm / Running time 1 hour 30 minutes including an interval



Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Catherine Street
London, WC2B 5JF

underground Tubes :  Covent Garden  (Piccadilly line)
Train: Charing Cross
buses to Her Majesty's Theatre 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 68, 76, 77A, 168, 171, 171A, 176, 188
nearest car park

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Infra-red system with headsets. Induction loop at Box Office.  Headsets available in the foyer.
Guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also dog-sit up to four dogs per performance in the Manager's office.
Entrance to theatre through door on Russell Street which leads into the left of the Stalls. Four spaces for wheelchairs users, L1 and 35 and K1 and 35, companions can sit in the same row. Transfer seating to aisle seats, wheelchairs can be stored in the Stalls store room (maximum of two scooter transferees). Stair lift also available (transfer)
Adapted toilet to the left inside Russell Street entrance, beside the Stalls.