Theatre Breaks for In The Heights
The smash-hit Olivier and Tony Award-winning musical first opened at the Southwark Playhouse in 2014 before moving in October 2015 to its current home at the specially built Kings Cross theatre, where it shares performances with The Railway Children.
The blurb goes like this: a joyously uplifting tale of young love in a community on the brink of change, set in one bustling neighbourhood where everyone knows everybody, and the breeze carries the sweet sounds of three generations of music.
Washington Heights is a strongly Dominican-American neighbourhood and the music reflects that, so think salsa-meets-hip-hop with rapid-fire choreography and you will have a rough idea of what to expect!
Think an Upper Manhatten version of Rent or, if you are feeling very generous, West Side Story!
In The Heights music and lyrics are by Manhatten rapper and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda whilst the book is by US playwright and Pulitzer-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes.
I saw it in last November and thought that it was a super show: well worth taking a trip out of Theatreland! The Kings Cross theatre is a super venue and really easy to get to as it is just by Kings Cross and St Pancras train and underground stations.
Where can I see it?
Kings Cross theatre
Corner of King’s Boulevard and Good’s Way
How do I get there?
The nearest underground station is Kings Cross on the Piccadilly, Victoria, Northern, Metropolitan, Circle & District lines.
When can I see it?
Opened : 3rd October 2015
Booking to : 8th January 2017
What time does it start?
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 20:00; Saturday at 20:30, Sunday at 18:00; Tuesday at 15:00