Welcome to Washington Heights, where life’s a struggle but the streets are jumping to the irresistible rhythms of love, passion, hopes and dreams. This smash-hit, Tony Award-winning musical is 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.
Back to spice up London following its hugely acclaimed, sell-out season at the Southwark Playhouse, In The Heights is a thrilling evening of unforgettable songs and amazing choreography infused with the scorching rhythms and vibrant energy of a Manhattan heatwave. A word-of-mouth sensation on Broadway that had audiences coming back time and time again, this life-affirming story will enthral and delight audiences of all ages.
5-star “In The Heights is an astonishing achievement”
The collective dance numbers are so convincing it’s difficult not to feel you really are in a “carnaval del barrio”, and it’s almost impossible to sit still whilst the celebratory atmosphere continues to build until its suitably joyful and radiant finale. If the floor of the stage could generate energy, the Kings Cross Theatre would be selling electricity back to the National Grid. “Do what you can where you are,” I once heard Archbishop Desmond Tutu preach, a sermon that the characters in this show live by with resilience and heart. In The Heights is an astonishing achievement: if this is the future of musical theatre, then it’s an exciting time to be alive to experience it. Read the full review: In The Heights Review
IN THE HEIGHTS
King’s Cross Theatre
Good’s Way (by King’s Boulevard), London, N1C 4UR