Don’t miss the ‘joyous musical fun’ (The Times) of MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, the hilarious five-star musical that the Daily Express is hailing as a ‘triumph’. Based on the much loved film that starred Dame Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, this ‘unashamedly entertaining’ (Daily Mail) new musical has been acclaimed by the Times as ‘a winner’.
It’s London, 1937, and recently widowed eccentric, Laura Henderson, is looking for a way of spending her time and money. After acquiring and renovating the Windmill Theatre, she hires feisty impresario Vivian Van Damm to present a bill of non-stop variety acts. But as war looms something more is required to boost morale and box office... Mrs Henderson comes up with the idea of The Windmill Girls - glamorous young women posing as nude statues - and audiences flock!
With book and direction by the Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson (La Cage Aux Folles), choreography by Andrew Wright (Singin’ in the Rain, Guys and Dolls), lyrics by the multi-award-winning Don Black (Sunset Boulevard) and music by George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain, this extraordinary and heartwarming new production stars Olivier-winner Tracie Bennett (Les Misérables, End of the Rainbow, ITV’s Coronation Street), Olivier-nominated Ian Bartholomew (Into the Woods) and Olivier-nominated Emma Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).
‘QUITE SIMPLY A TRIUMPH… EXTRAORDINARY’
Neil Norman, Daily Express
‘JOYOUS MUSICAL FUN… IT’S A WINNER!’
Ann Treneman, The Times
‘I CANNOT IMAGINE IN WHAT UNIVERSE THIS MUSICAL IS NOT GOING TO BE A HIT’
Ann Treneman, The Times
This was a first class production and its a shame it closed this weekend. I'm writing this review in case it tours the UK in the near future and some of the same cast are involved . I enjoyed it so much that having seen it for the first time on the day before closure, I travelled back down to London the next day, at some considereable expense, to see its final performance. In a nutshell, this is a really good musical that contains plenty of humour and is a really good night out. Its a real shame the cast weren't rewarded with a longer stay in the west end. It has humour, it has a great soundtrack. It has everything you would want from a new musical. If it tours, make sure you go.
Great show ,my sisters &I had a great evening .Thouroughly enjoyed it.
Amazing evening out - my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it - very well portrayed and the singing was absolutely fantastic. A great evening out.
So much better than the reviews led us to believe. Great entertainment - fun but with fact that content is factual adds to the underlying serious issues of the time.
Shame this show is ending ,one of the best I've seen and with a standing ovation!!! What fine singing voices,performances and wonderful enigmatic songs!! Very uplifting and joyous! Thanks for a wonderful evening!!
What an amazing show! Couldn't recommend it more. Had me laughing one minute and crying the next, as a performing arts student there is nothing more inspiring than watching such a talented cast! The theatre suited the production perfectly and the staff behind the bar and in the theatre itself were perfect addressing and resolving any situations, always with a smile and great costumer service.
Wonderful evening. Took along 8 of my work colleagues. Singing and dancing superb. Well done to a fab cast.
This show was one of the best I have seen for a long time. The cast, the performance and the musicians were all top notch. Tracie Bennett and Emma Williams were outstanding!
Excellent show. Really enjoyed it. Funny and sad well performed
Really enjoyed this show, it had everything we enjoy, good acting and great singing. Also nice to be able to hear the actors.
A delightful performance by the cast, it did Bob Hoskins and Dame Judi Dench proud!
What a fantastic show 'Mrs Henderson presents' is. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed yesterdays matinee's performance. There was superb singing by all the cast members and fantastic humour. Standout performances were given by Mr Van-Dam and Mrs Henderson. All in all a fantastic show and well worth going to see.
I was surprised by the moving story during the war and had a great time in the theatre. I expected some more old-fashioned, but the story was a brillant catching tale. - funny and serious. And very well directed and played !
Engaging story that leaves a good feeling. The actors were good and they sang very well too. All in all a good night out.
Incredible!!! The best show in town, a must see -something for everyone. The whole staging, acting and singing is just stunning. Please go and support this great show before it ends !
Like 'The Curate's egg' the show was 'good in parts'. Unfortunately there's only one really good number 'If Mountains were easy to climb'. Nothing else hummable. And I couldn't make out much of a story. The back story of the non love affair with Eddie and resulting pregnancy took over despite having been a minor set up. The 'comic' nudged it along. But er not much happened to the characters. Mrs Henderson got a bit ill. Mr Van Damme lusted after the leading lady. But Er...it never went anywhere. Great cast though. With Iain Bartholomew outstanding.
Wow I loved this show. Made me laugh, made me cry AND it had great tap dancing and Tracie Bennett in it so how could you not love it! Beware though if you are offended by nudity, this is not for you. The prudes in the seats next to us left in the interval. Had they not seen the film?! Go quick because it finishes this week and you'll miss a real treat if you don't make it in time.
My partner and i loved this show...lots of humour..excellent acting...artistic and tastful nudity. Very well done.
What a magical fun and sweet musical We loved it
Stall S17and 18 were v good seats for the money! Cozy theatre, very nice. Staff were very friendly and helpful, both at the box office and at the bar!!
This is a most enjoyable show. It is funny, but sad in places and the singing and dancing is excellent. Unfortunately last night due to technical difficulties the show was stopped during the intermission. However, I have contacted the box office today and they have exchanged the ticket for next week. The show finishes next Saturday and is a must for avid theatre goers.
I just love this show! Have seen it twice and just have to see it one more time!! My last review gave it 1star.....my mistake.......worthy of 5 stars!
What a truly amazing show. It's my second visit and it gets better and better. I just have to fit in one more show before 18 June!
Thoroughly enjoyable all round fun and entertainment. First half was funnier and more light hearted than the second.
Most enjoyable musical highlighting the trails and successes of the Windmill Theatre particularly during the bombing. Good performances by all. Emma Williams was outstanding. Would highly recommend.
was well presented. a fun afternoon of theater. cast very talented.
Absolutely brilliant! Every cast member is top quality, the band too. Highly recommend for a great evening's entertainment with singing, dancing, laughter and sadness - and very tasteful sauciness!
I took my friend to see this as she had just lost her husband and it as their 50th wedding anniversary. It was just the light-hearted kind of entertainment that we both needed. Sham that its ending so soon.
Lead actors and actresses were great. Lady I came with is 95 and she LOVED it! Staff were amazing and to be commended for the wonderful way they dealt with everything we needed, even a spare cushion for the seat.
Interesting story line. Touching and strong cast.
Great fun, very entertaining and some excellent singers and dancers.
Fantastic cast. They put 100% into their parts. The dancers and singers were excellent. The choreography was very slick and professional. Would definitely recommend it.
My sister and I laughed and cried and laughed until we cried. What a fabulous musical this was! The cast were so talented, we truly felt in awe of being in the same room as them. I'd see it again and again - what a brilliant, funny, sad, beautiful show.
The music was very good and the cast brilliant, although risqué it was all done in the best possible taste. well worth going to see and so good not to hear continuous swearing. Saucy innuendo in a subtle way.
Having already seen the film I wasn't expecting this musical version to equal it but I was pleasantly surprised and I would say it surpassed it. All the lead actors were superb in the multi skills required for their roles - singing, dancing, comedic timing, emotional commitment - and the supporting cast were also highly talented individuals. Wonderful entertainment - excellent storyline, exciting choregraphy. This is life-enhancing theatre!
Very entertaining, funny and poignant.
We had lots of laughs and enjoyed the song and dance as well. The nudity was generally done tastefully but smattered with a touch of hilarious and outrageous. Thoroughly enjoyed this show.
Excellent entertaining musical, both female leads were excellent . Some of the singing was only average but this is a minor quibble . I would definitely recommend it to others.
Great talented cast. Beautiful voices. So glad we saw it!!
An outstanding new musical with a talented cast! Humour, sadness, pace, pauses and the beauty of the human body. Theatre showing art of real people and the braveness of actors and actresses on stage. Thrilling performances all round, especially from the powerful Emma Williams- go and see this before it closes!
Excellent stage show, entertaining & well worth buying a ticket to see it.
This was a brilliant show. I haven't laughed so much in ages. Not a weak member of the cast. All very good. This show is a must see.
Thoroughly entertaining evening
A very good afternoon's entertainment. Story line keeping close to history events..superb singing, acting and dancing.
Fantastic. Bought soundtrack before so knew the music which I think helped. Much better show than was expecting.
Everyone in the cast was excellent, especially Ian Bartholomew and Emma Williams who has a fantastic voice. Afterwards in a local café we met several people who were also ecstatic about the show.
A terrific show a moving true story about The Windmill Theatre which never closed during the War. Very professional in all aspects, excellent dancing and sets, good songs, humour plus poignancy. With beautiful set pieces and a great final number. Do get to see it at least once.
Very good overall entertainment.
Feels like it needs a little more pace but it is extremely well done and most enjoyable Tracey Bennet is outstanding phenomenal characterisation
85-88 St Martins Lane London WC2N 4AU
No refunds available after purchase
The running time of Mrs Henderson Presents is approx. 2 hours 35 minutes.
Good To Know
Mrs Henderson Presents contains scenes of nudity.
When Can I Go
Monday & Wednesday - Saturday: 7.30pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday: 2.30pm
No Tuesday performances.
The final performance will take place on Saturday 18th June 2016 at 7.30pm
Where Do I Go
Noel Coward Theatre.
Transport & Parking
Tubes: Covent Garden, Leicester Sq, Charing Cross, Holborn
Buses: Destination Leicester Sq.14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176