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Show Boat

The ground-breaking classic musical Show Boat sails into London’s West End for the first time in almost 20 years, direct from a hugely successful and critically acclaimed run at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.

Set against the backdrop of America’s Deep South at the turn of the 20th Century, Show Boat tells a powerful story of freedom, loyalty and above all love. The show’s Broadway premiere in 1927 changed musical theatre forever, and this lavish new production proves that its timeless themes  and peerless music remain as vital, passionate and moving as ever.

So hop on board the Cotton Blossom show boat, and be swept away by one of the most romantic musicals of all time, directed by Daniel Evans and featuring the timeless songs Ol’ Man River, Make Believe and Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man from Jerome Kern, with lyrics and book by Oscar Hammerstein II.


New London, Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PF

Cancellation Policy

NO refunds available after purchase.


2 hours 40 minutes including interval.

Suitable For Children

General guidelines recommend the age of 5 and over as a minimum age however more specific guidelines may apply on specific productions. Children must be able to sit unaided, in their own seat and be attentive to the performance so as not to distract other paying members of the audience. Admittance to the auditorium shall always be at the discretion of the venue management

Performance Times

Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm


Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm

Where Do I Go

New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW

By Tube-Holborn/ Covent Garden

By Bus-1, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 501, 505, 521

New London Theatre

New London, Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PF

Latest customer reviews

  • A great musical show in every way

    31 August 2016

    We had a really wonderful afternoon and enjoyed seeing the excellent production of 'Showboat' with such a brilliant cast and a show full of memorable songs and a very clever set. We came away from the theatre feeling very satisfied and happy.

    Rosemary Beattie Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Brilliant show packed with songs you'll love

    31 August 2016

    Having only ever seen the film of Show Boat we were really excited to see what the theatre production would offer and we weren't disappointed. We missed the chance to see it in Sheffield but had heard great things about it. It mostly follows the same story as the film but there are extra characters and songs which really added to it. It's full of great songs like Ol Man River, Make Believe, Why Do I Love You, Can't Help Loving Dat Man etc. It's also full of dance numbers, beautiful costumes, a clever set and tons of emotion. We loved it.

    Ann Gollins Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Showboat

    29 August 2016

    Very energetic, powerful and emotional performances and the singing was beautiful. Such a shame it won't be running any longer. This is one of my favourite musicals. I was really looking forward to watching it and was in no way disappointed. Congratulations to each and every performer.

    Karen Oldroyd-Jones Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 29 August 2016

    The show was amazing

    Jean mallaby Confirmed ticket purchaser

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