Park Theatre, Finsbury Park
Park Theatre, Finsbury Park
Our Review 4 / 5

RAGS The Musical tells the heart-warming and powerful tale of a group of Jewish immigrants as they arrive to start a new life in America. Carolyn Maitland (Ghost UK Tour) stars as Rebecca, leading UK musical theatre star Dave Willetts plays Avram and Sam Attwater (EastEnders, Dancing on Ice) will star as Bronfman.

Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope.

With a ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie and the book-writer of Fiddler on the Roof, this is a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past.

This is a transfer of the UK premiere of this eagerly anticipated new version which premiered at Hope Mill Theatre in February 2019 and is directed by Bronagh Lagan (Little Women, Putting It Together, Promises, Promises).

RAGS The Musical is a story of love, loss and hope. Featuring a score celebrating the multicultural music which was filling the streets of New York in 1910. It is a saga of both hope and disappointment, of power and greed, of strength and love, combined with memorable music.

Previews from |
9th January 2020
Opening date |
14th January 2020
Booking from |
15th October 2021
Available until |
8th February 2020
Closes |
8th February 2020
Joseph Stein
Bronagh Lagan
Songs by:
Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartz
Derek Anderson
James Nicholson
Gregor Donnelly
Philip Thomas
Cast list:
Carolyn Maitland, Dave Willetts, Sam Attwater, Debbie Chazen, Alex Gibson-Giorgio, Rachel Izen, Samuel Jones, Jude Muir, Martha Kirby, Oisin Nolan-Power, Jeremy Rose, Arthur Boan, Angela Caesar, Adam Crossley, Drew Dillon, Matthew Gent, Natasha Karp

Park Theatre Venue Information

Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JP
Venue Box Office:
020 7870 6876
Nearest tube:
Finsbury Park

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Fiddler on the Roof - last seen in London last year when the Menier Chocolate Factory revival transferred to the West End's Playhouse Theatre - is indisputably one of the greatest of all Broadway musicals. It's a sweeping, soaring tale of the circumstances that led to the diaspora of Eastern European Jews out of Russia, some of whom in the show are said to be emigrating to America. It had a book by Joseph Stein; 22 years after its 1964 Broadway opening, Stein returned to the... Read more

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