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Danielle Tarento presents the professional European première of
Allegro
"a completely spellbinding musical event"
★★★★★  The Stage
"a lovely heartfelt production that takes you into the soul of a lost gem"
★★★★  The Independent
"the songs, beautifully performed by a splendid cast are a constant joy"
★★★★  Sunday Express
“a work of great beauty and purity”
 New York Times
"absolutely sublime. This show is full of life, hope, and is joyously well performed"
★★★★★  Carn's Theatre Passion
"one of the best productions of any musical on in London at the moment"
★★★★  London Box Office
"a captivating show that deserves to be seen, especially after nearly 70 years"
★★★★  West End Wilma
"a definite success...intelligently directed, perfectly sung and well acted"
★★★★  British Theatre
"at's been a long time coming, but Allegro is fully worth its place on the London stage"
★★★★  Broadwayworld
"a rare joy – not to be missed"
★★★★  Live Theatre UK
"a joy to watch"
★★★★  Jonathan Baz
"if this team continue to breathe life into shows that are as dead as Lazarus then we’ll definitely be hailing them as a the new Messiahs of musical theatre"
★★★★  The Gay UK
"an utterly charming and painfully honest musical theatre delight"
★★★★★  LondonTheatre.co.uk
"a must-see show in a superbly crafted production"
★★★★★  Plays To See
"no doubt Allegro’s late creators would be gratified by its realisation of their vision and intent"
★★★★  Jewish Renaissance

In 1905 in a small Midwestern town, the wife of a local doctor gives birth to a baby boy, Joseph Taylor Jr. Allegro chronicles nearly four decades in the life of this average Joe - through his childhood, from college dorm to marriage altar, and on to his own medical career; from the tranquility of his hometown to the hectic din of big city life and a mid-life discovery of who he is and what his life is truly about, ultimately learning the most important lessons of all - the value of family, that money isn’t everything and that home really is where the heart is.


With a gorgeous, epic score by Richard Rodgers and a groundbreaking for its time book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Allegro opened in 1947 to the highest advance in Broadway history and was hailed as “A work of great beauty and purity,” in the New York Times. Nearly 70 years later, this is this extraordinary musical’s professional European premiere.