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+
The result is a very touching and heartfelt musical with political, cultural and religious impact
And it this musical’s greatest success – at least, in this new form – that the family is the heart of the piece
Messy musical about Jewish immigrants in America that builds to a moving climax
Entertaining and surprisingly topical revival of this flop 1986 Broadway musical about a group of Jewish immigrants forging a new life in America
Ambitious Fiddler on the Roof follow-up is timely but predictable
Without offending the Park Theatre, this production deserves a much larger stage
Proves commendable for its well-intentioned, hearty treatment of immigrant characters whose desires and predicaments are well worth revisiting
It’s a witty piece
A timely, if predictable, immigrant tale
An interesting story delivered by a great cast
A visually dynamic and thoughtful revival by Bronagh Lagan