High Fidelity

High Fidelity

5 (1) · Musicals

A MUSICAL based on the British novel by NICK HORNBY

Lyn Gardner avatar
17 October 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“The second show at the new Battersea Power Station theatre is the UK premiere of the 2006 Broadway musical version of Nick Hornby’s novel. Rob, a man whose girlfriend has left him, is in a crisis so he rearranges his record collection. The show played less than 40 performances in New York and was not a success, but this version comes with the story being relocated back to its original setting in London. Hornby’s book, described as a charmer in its day, has remained popular for more than 20 years and this might just give the Turbine the boost it needs to really establish itself as a venue for regular theatre goers.”


Rob is the thirty-something owner of a London record shop who’s mastered the art of finding rare vinyl and losing girlfriends. Laura just dumped him, and Rob is totally moving on. Hopefully. Well, there’s a chance it could still work out! Could Laura actually be “the one?” Might this turn out to be one of the Top 5 Most Romantic Comebacks Ever?!

Critic reviews

An absolute hit

West End Wilma

A vibrant, entertaining production

The Upcoming

Bland pop pastiche musical that lacks the charm of both the novel and the film

The Stage

A miss rather than a hit


High Fidelity may have deserved to be a Broadway flop, but its place as a warm London Fringe show feels far more secure

Musical Theatre Review

Nick Hornby's vinyl nerd back in the groove

The Guardian

This creepy musical version of the Nick Hornby classic has a sort of WTF charm to it

Time Out

The plot has aged like milk


An engaging cast

London Theatre

Slightly creepy musical is diverting enough but nothing to write home about

Evening Standard

This version of High Fidelity is entertaining when it's approached with caution

Broadway World

Date & time

Show ended
Mon 21 Oct - Sat 7 Dec, 3pm & 7.30pm


The Turbine Theatre, Arches Lane, Circus West Village, London SW11 8AB London, UK · Get Directions
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