Reviews for 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 05.04.2017
The highly anticipated West End revival of the Broadway musical 42nd Street opened yesterday evening on London's biggest stage, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, starring Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer with Josh Andrews, Sara Bispham and Charlotte Anne Steen.
The press night culminated in a roaring standing ovation for the whole company followed by tremendous reviews spotlighting Clare's performance in the leading role.
'...there are stunning performances from the principals namely Clare, who is going to wow the London stage long past 42nd Street' - The Theatre Hub
'Clare Halse as Peggy dances well without persuading you the character would become an overnight star’ - The Guardian
‘Hats off to the principals….Clare Halse as the resplendent Peggy’ - The Telegraph
‘Clare Halse as Peggy is, without doubt, a phenomenal dancer. She moves so fast and with such precision that in some moments her legs are a blur. She’s got the acting skill too, an endearing brew of optimism and bewilderment, with a sharp comic sense.’ - The Stage
‘Clare Halse, tap dances better than anyone I have ever seen’ - Evening Standard
'The accuracy and speed of the taps, a large part thanks to the dynamo that is Clare Halse. She might get towered over by many in the cast, but she sure packs a punch in role as upcoming star Peggy Sawyer. The fastest feet I have ever experienced, she can also sing a treat and act. And she is likeable. There's nothing worse than a main character played by someone the audience doesn't warm to.' - Sardines Magazine
'Clare Halse is a pocket rocket as Peggy' - Radio Times
'...a display of perfectly timed dance by the 50-strong company that takes the breath away and bought the audience to its feet' - Radio Times
'Clare Halse as said Peggy is so fantastic a hoofer and so winning a performer you can’t stop smiling whenever she’s around.' - Attitude Magazine