Ruthless! The Musical

Ruthless! The Musical Tickets, The Arts Theatre

Ruthless! The Musical closed on 23 June 2018.

To get Ticket Alerts for Ruthless! The Musical and other shows join our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions in the footer of every email we send.


The all-female camp KILLER cult classic finally makes its way to London following its critical acclaim off-Broadway.

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… ANYTHING!

It started Off-Broadway 25 years ago and 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 & All About Eve.

This show has now closed. See our list of theatre tickets for shows currently on sale.

3 videos 4 images
Joel Paley
Richard Fitch
Songs by:
Marvin Laird (music) and Joel Paley (lyrics)
Tim Lutkin
Gregory Clarke
Morgan Large
Rebecca Howell
Other info:
Musical Supervisor: Gareth Valentine
Ruthless! The Musical Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Friday, 16 March, 2018
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 27 March, 2018
Saturday, 23 June, 2018

Arts Theatre

6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

Ruthless! The Musical Customer reviews

Our Ruthless! The Musical Review

Ruthless! The Musical, a campy, vampy cult show about vaulting show business ambition that's like an unholy cross between All About Eve, Annie and Carrie, has been kicking around for over a quarter of a century now since its Off-Broadway premiere. Although the production that has now arrived at the Arts Theatre is billing itself as its British premiere, the show was in fact previously produced... Read more

Latest Ruthless! The Musical News & Features

Kim Maresca interview - 'Ruthless is the script of my dreams'
Monday, March 19, 2018

Marvin Laird and Joel Paley’s musical Ruthless started life off-Broadway in 1992 and gained a reputation among fans for spoofing big Broadway musicals like Gypsy and Mame as it tells the story of an eight-year-old girl who would do just about anything for a taste of fame. It received an off-Broadway revival in 2014, which saw actress Kim Maresca play the girl’s mother, Judy Denmark. She now reprises her role for the London premiere of the show, which is currently in previews at the Arts Theatre.

Casting announced for UK premiere of Ruthless! the Musical in London
Monday, January 29, 2018

Initial casting has been announced for spoof musical Ruthless, which gets its UK premiere in London at the Arts Theatre from March. The musical tells the story of 8-year-old Tina Denmark who will stop at nothing to play the lead role in her school’s upcoming play. The musical, which has a book and lyrics by Joel Paley, and music by Marvin Laird, Ruthless was first performed Off-Broadway in 1992, and is known for famously spoofing Broadway musicals such as Gypsy and Mame.

Ruthless the Musical to receive UK premiere in London
Monday, January 22, 2018

Joel Paley and Marvin Laird’s musical Ruthless is set to get its UK premiere in London this spring, with a limited run at the Arts Theatre. The musical, which features all-female characters, is about a talented 8-year-old girl called Tina who would do anything for the lead role in her school’s play. It has a book and lyric by Paley, and music by Laird.

Looking for the best seats...