The Light In The Piazza
Don't miss the London premiere of the six-time Tony-winning musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA as it lights up the Royal Festival Hall for four weeks only next summer. Directed by multiple Olivier Award winner Daniel Evans, this lavish new production stars Opera legend and Tony Award nominee RENEE FLEMING and Disney film and television superstar DOVE CAMERON making their West End debuts.

This new production will feature "the most intensely romantic score of any musical since West Side Story" (NY Times) performed by Opera North's 40-piece onstage orchestra. Designed by Rob Jones (RSC, Royal Opera House) for the Royal Festival Hall's breathtaking stage, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA will sweep you off your feet as it transports you to a beautiful, sun-drenched Italian piazza.

Florence. Summer 1953. As American Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara take in the city's wonders, a fateful gust of wind whisks Clara's hat into the hands of local dreamer Fabrizio Naccarelli... and it's amore at first sight. But Clara isn't quite what she appears, and soon they must all confront a secret that's been kept in the shadows for far too long.

The Light in the Piazza is the must-see summer theatrical event of 2019 so book early and don't miss the first ever chance to see this acclaimed Broadway musical about the life-changing thrill of first love.
London Theatre (Mark Shenton)

Artsdesk, The i

London Theatre ★★★★★
Mark Shenton, 19th June

'this is a real summer treat'
'The Light in the Piazza is a score of swelling, surging musical joy, full of meltingly lovely arias, laments and a sense of overwhelming feeling'
'I don't think that there's a more ravishing sound to be heard in all of London right now'

The i / Artsdesk ★★★★
Matt Wolf, 19th June 'melodically haunting and sophisticated'
'Broadway musical looks good and sounds even better'
'Orchestra of Opera North, whose 40-strong presence gives Guettel's lush, strings-heavy sound an amplitude unavailable these days to most Broadway pits.'

Erica Jeal, 20th June

'A feel good musical... of true love'
'Star quality'

Daily Telegraph
Rupert Christiansen, 19th June

'is fluent in its vocal lines and sophisticated in its orchestral craft'

Evening Standard
Henry Hitchings, 19th June

'Fleming and Cameron make striking London debuts'
'richly sensuous moments'

Sarah Crompton, 19th June

'lushly Italianate score and lyrics'
'the musical soars, achieving unusual resonance and richness'

The Times
Clive Davis, 19th June

'Sleek and sumptuous'

The Stage
Tim Bano, 19th June

'a gift of a score'

Time Out, 19 June 2019
Alice Saville

Opera North's orchestra brings out the score's intense romanticism, its hints of Sondheim and challenging harmonies.

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Type of production: Musical

Opened: 14 June 2019

Booking until: 05 July 2019

Running time: 2 Hours 30 Mins

Prices: £27.00 - £198.00