Main House Bath Light Operatic Group

42nd Street

“Bath Light Operatic Group may technically be an amateur company, but they're super-professional in their approach to bringing the most magnificent musicals to the Theatre Royal stage” The Bath Magazine
  • 20 - 24 November

Event Information

Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running Time: Approx 2h30

The ultimate showbiz musical, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young dancer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.

It’s 1933 and Peggy arrives in New York City fresh off the bus from small-town America armed with her tap shoes and big dreams. Legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh gives her a spot in the chorus of his latest show, Pretty Lady, but its star, Dorothy Brock, takes an instant dislike to the new girl. When Dorothy is injured during previews, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless someone talented enough to lead the show can be found – someone like Peggy Sawyer!

Inspired by Busby Berkeley’s film, 42nd Street is known for its incredible tap-dancing numbers and includes one great song after another, including We’re in the Money, Shuffle Off to Buffalo, Lullaby of Broadway and of course 42nd Street itself.


Tues – Fri eves and Sat mat: £17.00 £20.00 £28.00 £31.00 £34.00
Sat eve: £18.00 £20.00 £30.00 £33.00 £36.00
Wednesday mat £17.00 £19.00 £25.00 £28.00 £31.00

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

Music by Harry Warren Lyrics by Al Dubin
Book by Michael Stewart & Mark Bramble Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes
Direction & Dance by Gower Champion

Following the dazzling success of last year’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, director and choreographer Vicki Klein and musical director Matthew Finch again join forces for this year’s production from one of the most acclaimed amateur companies in the region.

Originally Produced on Broadway by David Merrick. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Musicscope and Stage Musicals Limited of New York

Sponsored by Roper Rhodes

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here