Moulin Rouge The Musical (Review)

Moulin Rouge! The musical

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Book: John LOGAN

Director: Alex TIMBERS

Choreographer: Sonya TAYEH

Music supervisor, orchestrator, arrangements and additionnal lyrics: Justin LEVINE

Scenic designer: Derek MCLANE

Costumes designer: Catherine ZUBER

Lightning designer: Justin TOWNSEND

Sound Designer: Peter HYLENSKI

Hair designer: David Brian BROWN

Make-up designer: Sarah CIMINO

Creative services: Baz LUHRMANN and Catherine MARTIN

Music Producer: Matt STINE and Katie KRESEK

Co-orchestrators: Charlie ROSEN and Matt STINE

Dance arrangements: Justin LEVINE and Matt STINE

Musical director: James MCKEON

Worldwide Supervising associate director: Ashley RODBRO

Associate musical supervisor and additional arrangements: Cian MCCARTHY

Associate director: Stephen WHITSON

Associate Choreographer: Rebecca HOWELL

Associate scenic designers: Erica HEMMINGER and Ben DAVIES

Costume associate: A.C. GOTTLIEB and Irene BOHAN

Hair and Make-up: Betty MARINI

Associate lightning designers: Nick SOLYOM and Chris HIRST

Associate sound designers: Justin STASIW and Daniel HIGGOTT

Props supervisors: Lisa BUCKLEY and Mary HALLIDAY

Casting: Pippa AILION CDG and Natalie GALLACHER CDG



Michael AFEMARE, Yandrick AGIUS, Femi AKINFOLARIN, Ollie AUGUSTIN, Will BOZIER, Robson BROAD, Ian CARLYLE, Jonathan CORDIN, Anthony CRAGG, Katie DEACON, Tiago DHONDT BAMBERGER, Fletcher DOBINSON, Taofique FOLARIN, Melissa JAMES, Hannah JAY-ALLAN, Honey JOSEPH, Elia LO TAURO, Alicia MENCIA LOPEZ, Georgia MORGAN, Nathaniel MORRSION, Jamie MUSCATO, Melissa NETTLEFORD, Alice READIE, Ben RICHARDS, Matt RIXON, Ben RUTTER, Craig RYDER, Elly SHAW, Tinovimbanashe SIBANDA, Tanisha SPRING, Amy THORNTON, Misty May TINDALL, Jon TOURAS, Lily WANG, Elliotte WILLIAMS-N’DURE and Jason Leigh WINTER.


at Piccadilly theatre until 30 september 2023


Moulin Rouge! The Musical is one of the most anticipated shows anywhere in the world! After winning several awards including the Tony Award for Best Musical 2021, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is finally coming to the Piccadilly theatre. Thus, our parisian website Le Monde du Ciné is invited to London to travel to Paris for the Opening night which took place on the evening of January 20, 2022.

Are there enough words to describe the show? How to talk about love without talking about seduction? You don’t have to be seduced, you’ll be seduced from the beginning.
From the first bass, you are taken by a vibration beyong your control. Immediately, the atmosphere in the stalls is festive, the audience regularly gives an ovation to the performances. On several occasions, the applause never ends in front of a troupe that strike the pose until the audience wants to get rid of its enthusiasm. This will be the case for the opening of the second act Backstage romance or for El tango de Roxanne and its high level choreography. You will let yourself be carried by this Fireworks started A capella to end up exploding by touching the stars. Elephant Love Medley in its new form is incredible in its scenography as in its musical choices.

The opening of the show Welcome to the Moulin Rouge and its Lady Marmalade makes the pleasure last but in the end, in this extraordinary show, « more » is never enough. Each moment raises the bar to a higher level. Simply magnificent! Satine’s entrance is a testament to her magical staging.

And this cast! What beauty from everyone in their diversity! No man, woman, small, big, fat, skinny, white, black, straight, gay… Only beautiful physiques.

Lights, costumes, sets, songs, there is nothing to complain about. Wherever you look on and around the stage, something is happening. The show is everywhere.
Every choice is perfect. Every detail is calculated until the elephant or the red mill in the hall are turned off when they are present on stage. And these colors! How is it possible to have such a bright red? It’s just like the show: flamboyant!

The humor that is found in the genre of the musical is perfectly brought and the fans of the movie will not be disturbed at all by the deviations made on this point.

If you have to go to London, it should be only to go and applaud this huge show.

Thus, Moulin Rouge! The Musical becomes the fifth show in 7 years to get the triple coup de coeur Le Monde du Ciné. Let’s go even further and say that Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the best of the best in musicals. Even in our wildest dreams, we could not have imagined such a success. More than spectacular, spectacular! Best show ever!



Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular…

Welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical!

Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. A theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and — above all — love, Moulin Rouge! is more than a musical; it is a state of mind.



Copyright: Johan Persson







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