RAGS The Musical
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RAGS The Musical

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RAGS The Musical tells the heart-warming and powerful tale of a group of Jewish immigrants as they arrive to start a new life in America.


Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope.

With a ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie and the book-writer of Fiddler on the Roof, this is a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past.

This is a transfer of the UK premiere of this eagerly anticipated new version which premiered at Hope Mill Theatre in February 2019 and is directed by Bronagh Lagan (Little Women, Putting It Together, Promises, Promises).

RAGS The Musical is a story of love, loss and hope. Featuring a score celebrating the multicultural music which was filling the streets of New York in 1910. It is a saga of both hope and disappointment, of power and greed, of strength and love, combined with memorable music.

Age Recommendation: 8+

Critic reviews

The result is a very touching and heartfelt musical with political, cultural and religious impact

Theatre Weekly

And it this musical’s greatest success – at least, in this new form – that the family is the heart of the piece

Musical Theatre Review

Messy musical about Jewish immigrants in America that builds to a moving climax

The Stage

Entertaining and surprisingly topical revival of this flop 1986 Broadway musical about a group of Jewish immigrants forging a new life in America

Time Out

Ambitious Fiddler on the Roof follow-up is timely but predictable

Evening Standard

Without offending the Park Theatre, this production deserves a much larger stage

The Upcoming

Proves commendable for its well-intentioned, hearty treatment of immigrant characters whose desires and predicaments are well worth revisiting

Broadway World

It’s a witty piece

Financial Times

A timely, if predictable, immigrant tale

The Arts Desk

An interesting story delivered by a great cast

West End Wilma

A visually dynamic and thoughtful revival by Bronagh Lagan

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 9 Jan - Sat 8 Feb, 3pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 20 mins


Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park N4 3JP London, UK · Get Directions
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