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Danielle Tarento in association with Southwark Playhouse presents
Victor/Victoria
“another sellout smash... like having a million volts shot up your spine”
★★★★  Time Out Critic's Choice
“The star of the production is Anna Francolini... moving and absorbing, in a vivid and technically superb performance that’s a mix of pained innocence, tenderness and defiance”
★★★★  Evening Standard
“This is a joy to watch, some fantastic dancing and singing creating a snappy, laugh-a-minute night”
★★★★  WhatsOnStage
“Richard Dempsey as Toddy is so endearing that you just want to hug him”
★★★★  Telegraph
“The creative team behind this year's smash hit Mack & Mabel have triumphed again”
★★★★★  Curtain Up
“The chance to catch this slick production of a musical that will probably never be seen again shouldn’t be missed”
★★★★  QX
“It’ll be a long time before Victor/Victoria is given such a confident revival”
★★★★  Gay Times
“The sizzling razzle-dazzle dance routines rival any Broadway production and are undoubtedly the best I’ve seen”
★★★★★  Mellowday
“Almost certainly the best revival of Victor/Victoria you are ever likely to see”
 TheatreGuide London
“As a slice of pure entertainment this would be hard to beat”
★★★★  Front Row Dress
“Francolini is blessed with a beautiful voice. But more importantly than that, she can truly act with it... a tour de force performance”
 Beige Magazine
“Never before have I given 5 stars to a review but in the case of Victor/Victoria I can find no faults”
★★★★★  West End Wilma
“Forget 'he said, she said', I'm telling you to go see this show”
★★★★  The Public Reviews

 

1930’s Paris. In the decadent, heady cabaret clubs of the underground scene, the girls are beautiful and the boys are too.

 

Destitute British soprano Victoria Grant is rescued by club singer Toddy, who has an outlandish idea…to save her flagging career by reinventing her as Count Victor Grazinski, the world’s greatest female impersonator. But when she falls for King Marchan she has a dilemma …lose her glittering career by revealing she is actually a woman or lose the man of her dreams by keeping up the charade.

 

An honest and moving portrayal of love, lust, sexuality and prejudice, Victor/Victoria is a darkly funny musical where nothing is quite what it seems and ‘normal’ is always extraordinary.

 

Featuring a soaring score by Henry Mancini, including Paris by Night, Crazy World and the iconic Le Jazz Hot.