Pretty Woman the Musical
Pretty Woman the Musical
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  • DrHayley
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty Wonderful!
    I really enjoyed this show. Outstanding voices from all performers, particularly the ladies who played Vivian, Kit and the opera singer. I also loved the comedy element of the show, which I wasn't expecting. Thank you for a lovely afternoon. Would recommend.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 12 June 2023
  • Jacqui S
    Braintree, United Kingdom91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent show
    An excellent show. Second time we’ve seen it and loved it just as much as the first. They bring out the characters so well, especially Bernard Thompson, the hotel manager, and the bell boy. A great fun evening’s entertainment. Would thoroughly recommend.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 June 2023
  • NEIL J
    Chester, United Kingdom557 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't be swayed by the negative comments
    I respect people sharing their views, but please believe me when (after sharing 118 reviews) that this show is brilliant. Me and my good lady booked today's matinee in Liverpool Empire theatre. The show was wholly entertaining and as close to the original film as any stage show could be. The star of the show was the all round actor who portrayed the street artists, hotel manager, and shop manager. The other highlight of the show was the Opera set. All round, it was bloody marvellous and worth every bit of our time and money. Don't miss out on a truly entertaining show 👏
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 January 2024
  • Marion H
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don`t listen to Critics ..this is a fab show!
    Visited Liverpool Empire on Friday 26th to see Pretty Woman the Musical with some trepidation having read some negative reviews about the show. But how wrong they are , this is a really enjoyable feel good show with some terrific music and fabulous enthusiastic performances from the cast. The Empire was full which is always a good indication of a good show and the audience enthusiastically gave a standing ovation at the end of the show. Don`t be put off this show by the critics ,after all these same killjoys told us that "The Greatest Showman" was no good! Book your tickets and enjoy the show!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 January 2024
  • Anouska W
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Manchester pretty woman
    Went to Manchester. The bell boy was by far the best. The biggest disappointment was the lack of great songs from the film. You could hear lots of people saying the same thing. It was evident when they finally played pretty woman (at the end) and it got a huge cheer. Read the audience and give everyone what they want! X
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 February 2024
  • Justine K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Enjoyable Night Out
    Don't be put off by the negative reviews. The story is recognisable with key scenes still there but with a more up to date feel. The highlights, for me, were the bell boy (hilarious) and Ore Oduba (fabulous Tango) as the hotel manager/street seller/shop owner (also hilarious). The girl playing Kit had an amazing voice as did the Opera singer. My friend and I had a great time and really enjoyed the show. Yes, there are some new songs but Pretty Woman does feature at the end.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 March 2024
  • Natalie L
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Letdown
    J was very much looking forward to to seeing Amber Davies only for her to disappear on Dancing on Ice. I felt that the production was far too cheesy unlike the film and there was no original music in the show just made up songs which had no substance. If you are going to advertise it as pretty woman then there should be some originality from the film included. Acting was very good overall I just wanted something much closer to the film.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 March 2024
  • C M
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing cheaply made production
    Cheaply produced. Scenery was basic and amateur. No chemistry between Edward and Vivian. Edward 's character was not played very well. Vivian had a fantastic voice but maybe fit for a different show. Supporting chorus were mouthing the words as principals sang and characters were speaking to each other whilst on stage. Not at the appropriate times! On a positive.....Hotel manager, Kit and opera singers were amazing.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 May 2024
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Duncan R
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Pretty Woman, the film, is a bit problematic. At the heart of it is a white saviour complex by which our naive sex-worker Vivienne is rescued by a billionaire (who becomes a little less obnoxious in the process).

But it works in the cinema because Richard Gere and Julia Roberts have great chemistry, and because of an outstanding supporting cast and performances (Hector Elizondo, Elinor Donahue, Jason Alexander...).

You can't expect that in a staged version. Of course you can't. But somehow this production makes it worse than problematic.

I felt that too much of the script was simply stringing together quotes from the film without any attempt to develop character or explore how things might have changed from 1990...

And here the characters of Vivienne and Edward lose all depth. Some scenes are dropped, or changed beyond recognition (eating on stage is tough, but replacing the dinner with a dance only works if you are trying to squeeze an extra dance number in). There is some hilarity - after zero character development can you really end a song during which the only activity is your client buying you a ton of designer clothes with the line "It's not the clothes, it's what's inside"?

A few reviewers have commented positively on the comedy bell boy. Well he's no Zero. In fact the role seems to have been lifted directly from panto (although it is well acted).

There are some good individual performances: Kit has a great voice (her role was not played by Natalie Paris for this show), and Ore Oduba does his very best with the role of Happy Man/Mr Thompson. But that brings me on to my final complaint. That role. It is a text book example of Spike Lee's "magical negro" trope, and I'm pretty astonished to see it on stage. I appreciate that Mr Oduba wasn't the original actor in the role, but it did leap out...

Positives:
+ Songs are OK
+ Some good acting

Negatives
- Disastrous script
- Songs are only OK
- Can't make the transition from "Bad" to "So bad it's good"
Written 20 May 2024
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Asdfghr
18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I’m a huge fan of the film and was aware the musical score was new-it was ok but not memorable. My biggest disappointment was that there was no chemistry between Vivienne and Edward, which kind of spoils the plot! Their American accents grated on me and Vivienne’s was particularly screechy and annoying. Her lines were quite forced and made her out to sound very dim and slapstick. It was too big a stretch of the imagination to believe Edward would fall for her.
The production felt really low budget, yet the ticket prices were not that far removed from that of London prices. Vivienne’s outfits were ill fitting, (about 2 sizes too big) and really cheap looking, her brown wigs looked like they came from a party shop and completely drowned her petite features. Sadly ‘pretty woman’ she was not due to these wardrobe choices, and so the wow factor was lost. The scenery also lacked pizzazz, particularly in the penthouse bedroom scene which featured a double bed & wardrobe that were more suited to a low budget B&B setting! The grand piano also needed a damn good polish on the audience’s side, as it was in a terrible state and the stage lights only highlighted the marks all over the side of it.
Best performances came from the hotel manager who played several roles, Kit and the female Opera singer who had an amazing voice and stunning smile.

Overall not a patch on the film. Vivienne’s naff outfits/wigs and the lack of chemistry between the leads let it down.
Written 11 May 2024
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C M
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Cheaply produced. Scenery was basic and amateur.

No chemistry between Edward and Vivian. Edward 's character was not played very well. Vivian had a fantastic voice but maybe fit for a different show.

Supporting chorus were mouthing the words as principals sang and characters were speaking to each other whilst on stage. Not at the appropriate times!

On a positive.....Hotel manager, Kit and opera singers were amazing.
Written 6 May 2024
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Amy E
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I saw the tour production of this in Cardiff & it was so disappointing. I knew it wouldn't be the same as the film but it was terrible. Dis-jointed and some iconic lines from the film completely missed out...the lines are what make the film & Vivien's character what it is..

I would have been happy to go during the interval but gave the 2nd half of the show a chance..it was worse than the first half. AWFUL!!
Written 2 May 2024
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Stay64652438727
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Disappointing! How could you have a romantic musical without having chemistry between the lead actors?! And her voice, screeching and screaming, had nearly had my ears popped. Enjoyed some characters a lot though and the opera singer was great but what happened to the most iconic song associated with the movie?! It has to make an appearance at some point during the show instead of a 2 seconds at the end. Hmmmm... Won't call it a waste of time but its a close one
Written 22 March 2024
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Natalie L
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
J was very much looking forward to to seeing Amber Davies only for her to disappear on Dancing on Ice. I felt that the production was far too cheesy unlike the film and there was no original music in the show just made up songs which had no substance. If you are going to advertise it as pretty woman then there should be some originality from the film included. Acting was very good overall I just wanted something much closer to the film.
Written 17 March 2024
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Michele P
St Helens, UK262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
One of my all time favourite films and I was not disappointed, yes it's not exactly the film but it has a modern twist and some scenes are missing but I would go back in a heartbeat, up there with jersey boys for me, ignore the negative reviews, if you want the film then just watch it at home, this is a musical after all
Written 17 March 2024
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Katie K
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
If you love the film, you will be disappointed. However if you go with this in mind, you will witness fantastic acting and vocal talent.
Written 14 March 2024
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Carol M
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I was disappointed.... The music and songs they used weren't connected to the film which was a shame as the film has iconic music. Because of this the production fell flat... very under whelming.
Kit, the bell boy and Ore Oduba were good and carried the show. The scenery was boring, it could have had more... In my opinion there should have been the bath tub scenes as they ate iconic. The shopping on rodeo drive scene was under whelming, felt rushed, no recognisable music...
All a little too twee and well placed, needed the recognisable music and famous scenes to get it going.
It wasn't dreadful but sadly it wasn't good. In the interval and at the end many people were saying similar.
Written 7 March 2024
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Justine K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Don't be put off by the negative reviews. The story is recognisable with key scenes still there but with a more up to date feel. The highlights, for me, were the bell boy (hilarious) and Ore Oduba (fabulous Tango) as the hotel manager/street seller/shop owner (also hilarious). The girl playing Kit had an amazing voice as did the Opera singer. My friend and I had a great time and really enjoyed the show. Yes, there are some new songs but Pretty Woman does feature at the end.
Written 1 March 2024
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