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Ruthless! The Musical
Starring Jason Gardiner with Lara Denning, Kim Maresca, Harriet Thorpe and Tracie Bennett.
Directed by Richard Fitch
Joel Paley and Marvin Laird's award-winning all female character camp killer cult classic Ruthless! The Musical
is coming to London's Arts Theatre for a limited 14-week run.
What Is Ruthless! The Musical About?
Ruthless! The Musical tells the story of the beautiful and talented 8 year old Tina Denmark who will do anything to play the lead in her school play.
Playing off-Broadway over 25 years, this critically acclaimed musical discovered young performers including Britney Spears and Natalie Portman. The show famously spoofs Broadway musicals from Gypsy to Mame as well as iconic films including The Bad Seed and All About Eve.
"A laugh-aminute!" - Playbill
"The fun comes from the sheer brazenness" - The New York Times
"Malicious & delicious...a total joy!" - The New York Observer
"Ruthless! sings, snaps & snarls." - CurtainUp
Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
- Cancellation Policy
No exchange or refund after purchase.
90mins without interval (TBC)
- Good To Know
Latecomers will only admitted at an appropriate time
- How Does It Work
You will receive an email confirmation, please print and present on arrival at the venue box office.
- Suitable For Children
AGE RESTRICTION 10+
- When Can I Go
16th March 2018 - 23rd June 2018
Previews: 16 March – 26 March
Main Run: 28 March – 23 June
- Where Do I Go
Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Latest customer reviews
So much fun!
25 May 2018
I love a good black comedy and this is seriously one for repeat visits. Amazingly strong cast without a single weak link and consistently hilarious throughout. I just wish more people knew about the show.
Ellie Confirmed ticket purchaser
Witty musical send up
20 May 2018
A show with witty lyrics, great performances, and a tight satirical plot. I strongly recommend it
Martin Confirmed ticket purchaser
15 May 2018
I didnt really know alot about this musical before i went but i found the show to be very entertaining from start to finish. With humour throughout. Each cast member brought something different to the stage. Would definately reccommend.
Mrs rawlinson Confirmed ticket purchaser
13 May 2018
Light hearted and fun!, with a moral message. Actors well cast. Good afternoons entertainment. Orchestra was well balanced and particularly gifted drummer and pianists. Thanks
Julia Costello Confirmed ticket purchaser
9 May 2018
My sister and i thoroughly enjoyed the show, would recommend
Theresa Hughes Confirmed ticket purchaser
7 May 2018
Funny, entertaining and definitely would recommend
Teresa Confirmed ticket purchaser
Even funnier third time round..
6 May 2018
The cast is SO talented and the comic timing is faultless. The musical is filled with memorable songs, all beautifully-delivered. We sat next the band this time and it was an added bonus to observe such a good band from close quarters. My friend and I were creased up with laughter from the start to the finish- and I knew what was coming! My friend said it was absolutely superb and wondered why it wasn't better-advertised; he hadn't heard about Ruthless at all. I shall definitely come and see it at least once more before it finishes in June and I'll keep spreading the word about it.
Sheila Berry Confirmed ticket purchaser
Superb bitchy fun!
30 April 2018
We had a blast of an evening at Ruthless! This is a mix of songs, laughs and high camp. we loved it!
Mr SRPB Confirmed ticket purchaser
27 April 2018
Laugh out loud, brilliantly performed, slick and thoroughly enjoyable, a great evening out, everyone should go if they can!
Sandy Homewood Confirmed ticket purchaser
21 April 2018
Lovely to visit a small theatre/arts centre for a change. Small cast... but they were all amazing. Top casting...all we’re amazing and Jason Gardiner was a top ‘lady’.
Nicola Jones Confirmed ticket purchaser
20 April 2018
Well we weren't sure about booking this to begin with, within the first 5 minutes this will prove to be well worth going to. It's well played, hilariously funny and I believe most people would find it very entertaining. Awesome cast!
Laurin Fegley Confirmed ticket purchaser
18 April 2018
This unknown gem of a musical shines on the Arts Stage. An hilarious, comic romp of the 1950/60s era. Will have you crying with laughter!
John Confirmed ticket purchaser
17 April 2018
Over the top, camp and fabulous. Fantastic show and amazing cast and performances. Absolutely loved it.
Lee Confirmed ticket purchaser
15 April 2018
It’s not the sort of musical we would normally go to but found it thoroughly entertaining, the young girl Played by Lucy Simmonds was outstanding, a star of the future me thinks!
Steve T Confirmed ticket purchaser
14 April 2018
Best show I’ve seen in a long time. Technically brilliant superbly acted. Booking again to bring more family members.
Mark J Confirmed ticket purchaser
Brilliant- funny and superb!
6 April 2018
Unsure what to expect of the show- I was blown away by the outstanding voices of each actor coupled with humour and great wit! Loved every minute of it and it should be Oscars all round! Thank you
Sandra jackson Confirmed ticket purchaser
Outstanding hilarity, what a triumph
5 April 2018
Having secured a bargain with front row seats which although were advertised as slightly restricted due to a high stage were fantastic. We were emmersed in the witty plot and very soon entranced by the colourful characters. I sat with a smile on my face and laughed out loud many times. The cast were brilliant and I would certainly come again, such a shame it’s such a short run. Good to see Jason Gardiner could sing do well. All performances were stunning, very funny and as a musical theatre performer myself I was left hoping to play any of the parts one day!!
Melissa Confirmed ticket purchaser
5 April 2018
Enjoyed the show acting was brilliant
Marley Confirmed ticket purchaser
A dynamite little musical
2 April 2018
A pure delight from start to finish,Great witty songs,pure camp bitcheness. ALL the actors were Amazing+the funniest show ive seen in ages. Dont worry about those Big buget westend shows GO see this little Gem at a fraction of the price
VINCENT DESCHANNEL Confirmed ticket purchaser
1 April 2018
The show was brilliant the young girl had an amazing voice wirth going to see
Linda Confirmed ticket purchaser
The show gave me life and death
30 March 2018
What a superb show and spectacular cast. Everyone was a winner in this laugh out loud comedy with stunning songs from a very talented cast. It’s impossible to pick a best performance as the whole cast gave me life. Highly recommended. I’m going to see it again. Lovely front of house staff too - they found my partner’s phone.
Richard Confirmed ticket purchaser
22 March 2018
Funny musical with a nice non-conventional happy ending. All the performances were spot on.
WFP Confirmed ticket purchaser
20 March 2018
A fantastic script, wonderful one-liners and all beautifully delivered by a superb cast. A fast-paced, immaculate first half, a slightly incoherent start to the second half and a wonderfully silly, laugh-out-loud climax. I saw this in preview.
Tatiana Confirmed ticket purchaser
Saturday 17th March
19 March 2018
Although the story line was, in places, a little far fetched, it was performed well with the part of Julie exceptionally well acted. What made the performance be rated as 3 stars was the piano accompaniment being far too loud and masking all the actors words in all the songs. Totally spoilt an otherwise entertaining afternoon. Also I was looking forward to buying a C.D. of the show and none were available. Disappointing!
Tas Confirmed ticket purchaser
17 March 2018
Loved this fabulously over the top musical and all the six (?) cast members give 100% - such a fun night out! And “Tina” is amazing! Book up now!
Jackie B Confirmed ticket purchaser