Peter is playing Avrum in the Donmar Warehouse’s new production of this multi-award-winning musical.
The reviews are in and they are pretty wonderful…
★★★★★ “Here’s a musical made of magic to send the soul soaring… I’d watch it again in a flash” Telegraph
★★★★★ “100 minutes of pure bliss” Musical Theatre Review
★★★★★ “Michael Longhurst directs a stunning production… a vital piece of theatre” Theatre Weekly
★★★★★ “Simply sublime, mandatory viewing for a lesson on empathy, kindness, and the power of music” Broadway World
★★★★ “A gorgeous European premiere… Couldn’t be in a more perfect theatre.” Time Out
★★★★ “Entrancing musical… Michael Longhurst’s open-hearted production.” Guardian
★★★★ “Utterly charming… irresistible” Evening Standard
★★★★ “The music is beautiful, and the cast nail the show’s comic moments as well as those that are meticulously moving” The Independent
★★★★ “This exquisite gem of a show finds the extraordinary in the ordinary” London Theatre
★★★★ “Hypnotic” The Times
★★★★ “Effervescent magnetism” Culture Whisper
Music and lyrics by David Yazbek and Book by Itamar Moses
Based on the film by Eran Kolirin
“Once, not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel from Egypt. You probably didn’t hear about it. It wasn’t very important.”
In a quiet desert town way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost. As they wait for the next bus out, these unexpected visitors bring the town to life in surprising ways, proving that even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.
Winner of 10 Tony Awards and a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, The Band’s Visit rejoices in the way music makes us laugh, makes us cry, and ultimately, brings us together.
Artistic Director Michael Longhurst directs the European premiere of a brand new production of The Band’s Visit, his next musical following his Broadway-transferring smash hit Caroline, or Change, nominated for three Tony Awards.
All Photos by Helen Murray
The cast is led by award-winning film, TV, and stage actor Alon Moni Aboutboul and seven-time winner of Israeli Female Singer of the Year award, Miri Mesika.
They are joined by the company and onstage band of Sharif Afifi, Jason Alder, Marc Antolin, Harel Glazer, Levi Goldmeier, Ido Gonen, Michal Horowicz, Emma Kingston, Shira Kravitz, Nitai Levi, Yali Topol Margalith, Ashley Margolis, Carlos Mendoza de Hevia, Peter Polycarpou, Ant Romero, Idlir Shyti, Maya Kristal Tenenbaum, Sargon Yelda and Baha Yetkin.
“It is time to fall in love again! One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by” The New York Times