Directed by Daniel Evans, this smash-hit revival of Hammerstein and Kern’s timeless romantic musical Show Boat sails into the West End following a hugely acclaimed run at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.

Featuring classic songs including Ol’ Man River, Make Believe and Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man, Show Boat spans 40 pivotal years in American history, set against the backdrop of the Deep South at the onset of the 20th Century.

Starring London stage favourite Malcolm Sinclair and Wicked star Gina Beck, it tells the epic tale of the lives, loves and steadfast loyalty of three generations aboard the titular Cotton Blossom vessel as it travels the breadth of the Mississippi River.  

A riveting story of family, freedom and, ultimately, love, this is a transfer of a musical classic that continues to blow modern audiences away with a magnificently uplifting power.

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