“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”
“This is a joy to watch, some fantastic dancing and singing creating a snappy, laugh-a-minute night”
“Richard Dempsey as Toddy is so endearing that you just want to hug him”
“The creative team behind this year's smash hit Mack & Mabel have triumphed again”
“The chance to catch this slick production of a musical that will probably never be seen again shouldn’t be missed”
“It’ll be a long time before Victor/Victoria is given such a confident revival”
“The sizzling razzle-dazzle dance routines rival any Broadway production and are undoubtedly the best I’ve seen”
“Almost certainly the best revival of Victor/Victoria you are ever likely to see”
“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”
“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
“Director Thom Southerland and producer Danielle Tarento have done their magic once again and treated us to a grand outpouring of talent”
“Scorching choreography the equal of anything you'll see on the West End”
Time Out Critic's Choice
“Anna Francolini dazzles in the title role, a skilled performance of bold choices and a vocal technique right on the money”
“Anna Francolini is terrific in the title role/s”
“This show offers a close-up view of musical theatre perfection in performance with singing, dancing and acting that is amongst the best that this city can offer”
What's Hecuba To Him
“Whatever you may think about Julie Andrews in the original movie, Anna Francolini and the highly talented cast at Southwark Playhouse will steam-roller it”
“This production is as good as you’re likely to get”
“Victor/Victoria is one of those shows that you simply have to see”
So So Gay
“This is a great piece of work...see it before the chance passes you by”
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.