Ragtime the Musical

18 May 2012 - 8 September 2012

Ragtime the <span>Musical</span>

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel RAGTIME by E.L. Doctorow

In a striking, bold and ambitious new production, triple Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader (Best Musical Revival 2010, 2011, 2012) adds a contemporary twist to this powerful musical.

As the strains of ragtime music are heard on an old record player, a father tells his son a story; a story of hope set at the turn of the 20th century; of a Harlem pianist, a white middle-class family and a Latvian immigrant, whose dreams of a better world shape their destiny.

‘Visually imposing’ (Evening Standard) and ‘staged with brilliance’ (Guardian).

Performed by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York.



4 star rating

“three-time Olivier winner Timothy Sheader has raised the artistic bar...Ragtime is the most ambitious production yet” “an impressive spectacle”

Daily Mail

4 star rating

“UPLIFTING” Stephen Flaherty's score matches the energy of the new America with the ragtime music of the period, swelling into gospel and climaxing in misty-eyed anthems"

Financial Times

4 star rating

“with show-stopping numbers and a Houdini escapology act, this is a production that matches its material in scope and audacity”


0 star rating

“It is staged with all the brilliance you’d expect of a man who has won the Olivier award for best musical revival three years running”

Daily Telegraph

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“Sheader’s coup is to combine the period setting with a prologue set in a junkyard in present day America...the working crane dominates Jon Bausor’s striking design”

Evening Standard

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“VISUALLY IMPOSING” “Especially impressive is the radiant Rosalie Craig, who is surely a star in the making”

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