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Last chance to see this enchanting Romantic Musical Comedy – must end 18 August!

Based on a true story, this ‘incredibly touching’ (Theatre Weekly) and ‘utterly captivating’ (TheatreWorld Internet Magazine) new production crosses ’50 First Dates’ with ‘Corpse Bride’ (Time Out), making it the ‘funniest musical comedy you’ll see in 2018’ (Theatre Reviews).

‘Outstanding’ (Times), the ‘impressive’ Wade McCollum (Guardian) and ‘charming’ Alyssa Martyn (British Theatre Guide) take you on a journey to 1930s Florida, where an eccentric scientist becomes hopelessly inseparable from the woman of his dreams.

This ‘hilarious’ (London City Nights) romance is like nothing you’ve ever seen! ‘Moving and uplifting’ (London Theatre Reviews), watch Elena come alive with Carl as he lives out their fantasy beneath the palm trees and sunshine of Key West. 

★★★★★ ‘You’ll go a long way to find a better show in London this summer!’ - Theatre Reviews

★★★★★ ‘What’s not to love? It’ll be hard to find a better new musical comedy this year!’ - The Thespians Blog

★★★★ ‘Dead good… I adored just about every second!’ - London City Nights

★★★★ ‘Brilliant’ - Hayley Sprout

★★★★ ‘Delightful’ - ActDrop

Customer Reviews

6 reviews
P j d
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2 Aug 2018

The scenery as always at the Charing Cross was simple, but still provided the right mix and being a musical it’s all about portraying a story. Karl has a rich, husky powerful voice and eillana had a very smooth pure voice. The story is strange, which gives it a humourous overtone. It could have done with a couple extra songs, maybe a costume change for some. It had the right stuff the end of the first act was immense and intense. Fabulous. A must see, feel good show with fun and laughter.

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29 Jul 2018

The songs are nice enough and the performances (particularly the male lead's) are good but nothing can change the fact that the show is about necrophilia. Trying to pass this as an expression of true love is somehow sickening. There were children in the audience and I do not think that they should have been there.

Barbara Bass
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19 Jul 2018

I went along to the matinee performance yesterday not expecting too much due to the mixed reviews I'd read. However I have to say I really enjoyed it. The acting and singing were very good, and although the subject matter could have been a bit macabre and wierd, it was portrayed with humour and a certain amount of pathos. I would certainly recommend seeing this musical.

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10 Jul 2018

A Tragic Romantic Comedy!!! This play will have you on an emotional rollercoaster. Absolutely brilliant.

Steve and Sue, Kent
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8 Jul 2018

We didn't know what to expect other than reading another review that described it to 'Richard Curtis meets Time Burton' but were treated to a fantastic evening of musical comedy. Many great, memorable songs and a very strong cast with many wonderful voices. We came away smiling and very satisfied. Some dark comedy but well acted and incredible value at just £15 per ticket. Thanks cast for a great night. Steve and Sue, Kent


When is it showing

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No refunds or exchanges after booking.


Aprox. 130m including an interval.

Good To Know

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How Does It Work

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Suitable For Children

Recommended for 12+

When Can I Go

04th July - 18th August

Where Do I Go

The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL