West Side Story


West End

Sadler's Wells

Until Sun Sep 22 2013

  • © Alastair Muir

  • © Alastair Muir

  • © Alastair Muir


© Alastair Muir

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Karen Hawley

I paid £75 for my ticket, I wanted a good seat to fully enjoy a much loved show. Gosh I was disappointed. The dancers WERE lovely to watch but clearly hadn't been picked for their singing or acting abilities - a lot of the time I could barely understand what they were saying and they 'shouted' so much, which, together with the discordant music, really hurt my head! The most upsetting thing was, apart from the fact that Maria kept going in and out of her 'opera' voice (wish she hadn't had to use it at all) that Tony could not "sing it soft and it's almost like praying", he just sang it less loud! Anita was fantastic; great voice, great acting and looked absolutely gorgeous! (I didn't get a programme so don't know the actors names but went on 19th September 2013). My recommendation, if you are thinking of going to this, don't bother.

Barney Coates

A slow and boring version of the classic with none of the fun and sparkle you'd expect from a west end musical, playing out instead like an amiture dramatics show. Go and see one of the much better musical available for half the price.

Eve Ramon

Saw opening last night ..Wednesday, Brilliant. All the songs we have known & loved all these years revived & refreshed.Choreography interpreted with total commitment : colourful costumes contributing to the upbeat atmosphere plus a set to enforce the mood of the piece.Plus...did I mention the wonderful orchestra....in the pit but making their presence felt.yes we could see you people & loved you. 2 bonuses ...we were in my life[80] long local theatre so I was proud & surrounded by overseas visitors who totally enjoyed the whole experience.[doubly proud] Do go see