tarento
Danielle Tarento, Steven M Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams present
Ragtime
"a triumphant reclamation of one of the best Broadway musicals of the 1990s"
★★★★★  The Stage
"musical theatre does not get better than this"
★★★★★  Jonathan Baz
"there might be a better night in the West End just now - but I doubt it"
★★★★★  Broadwayworld
"deeply affecting"
★★★★  WhatsOnStage
"a beautiful production of an absorbing and heartfelt musical"
★★★★  London Theatre 1
"a truly epic production...this is one story you really will not want to miss"
★★★★★  Theatremonkey
"a visual and aural treat that brings out the best in the work"
★★★★★  Reviews Hub
"a Ragtime to rave about-with a stunning central performance...Ako Mitchell gives one of the best performances one will see in a musical this year"
★★★★★  Reviewsgate
"Thom Southerland’s revival is glorious… a complete triumph, a masterful interpretation of one of the greatest musicals written in the 20th Century"
★★★★★  Live Theatre UK
"it is hard to envision a more superbly and sympathetically staged production than this. In a word, it is faultless"
★★★★★  Johnny Fox
"an evening at the theatre you won’t forget in a long, long time"
★★★★  Gay Times
"an adroit — and timely — revival of a musical that deftly interweaves the personal and the political"
★★★★  Financial Times
"you begin to run out of superlatives when it comes to Southerland and Tarento’s touch with small scale musicals"
★★★★★  Woddis Reviews
"a perfect example of what musical theatre should be…rousing, enticing, heartbreaking and beautiful"
★★★★★  Rewrite This Story
"its powerful message is never better delivered than here"
★★★★★  Musical Theatre Review
"this sublime production often comes so close to perfection that it is difficult to suppress tears of joy"
★★★★★  The Beast's Pen
"simply an unmissable triumphant revival"
★★★★★  Carns Theatre Passion

It is the turn of the 20th Century in New York. An era is exploding. A century is spinning. And the people are moving in rhythm and rhyme to the music of Ragtime.Based on the novel by E.L Doctorow, Ragtime weaves together the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr, a Harlem musician; Mother and her white, middle class family in New Rochelle; and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant who has come to America with his daughter seeking a new life. Their fictional lives become dramatically intertwined with one another as well as with historical figures including Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, JP Morgan and Henry Ford.

Ragtime led the 1998 Tony Awards with 12 nominations, winning 4 including Best Book by Terrence McNally and Best Original Score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.


Watch Anita Louise Combe singing the iconic Back To Before here