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Your Lie in April The Musical


Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DN 0333 009 6690

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Ends 21st September 2024.

Following his mother’s death, teenage piano prodigy Kōsei Arima finds himself unable to play music.  But when he strikes a friendship with the brilliant violinist Kaori Miyazono, she slowly encourages him to perform again.

The Your Lie in April manga, published in 2011, has since sold over 7.5 million copies in 17 countries. It was adapted into a 22-part anime TV series in 2014, a Japanese live-action film in 2016 and a Japanese stage production in 2017. Frank Wildhorn’s musical opened in Tokyo in 2022, followed by a Japan tour, and smashed box office records. This production is its English language premiere.

Your Lie In April
Photo by Matt Crockett

Zheng Xi Yong, Rachel Clare Chan and Dean John-Wilson, who all starred in the two sold-out critically acclaimed concert versions of the show in April 2024 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, return.

Zheng Xi Yong and Mia Kobayashi perform "Catch A Shooting Star" from the show, here.


They are joined by Mia Kobayashi - making her professional debut, plus Ernest Stroud, Jojo Meredith, Chris Fung, Eu Jin Hwang, Daniel Nardone, Ericka Posadas, Lucy Park, Gracie Lai, Imogen Law Hing Choy and Ria Tanaka.

Your Lie in April has music by multi-Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award nominated Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn (Bonnie & Clyde, Jekyll & Hyde, Death Note The Musical) with Lyrics by Carly Robyn Green and Tracy Miller.

Not available. Professional reviewers seem unanimous in that the performances are strong, the story is clear enough but too sugary for most tastes and the music and lyric are both too cliched to be of much interest.

Two reviewers feel it is squashed into the theatre but that it at least looks pretty good on that. All agree it also sounds fine, with note made of the strong vocals landing with ease in the auditorium.

Three stars seems to be the general verdict, with two stars from the higher brow newspapers and four from the youthful ones.

Your Lie In April

Absolutely loved it. A beautiful, moving love story. All cast were superb but the leading man was jaw -droppingly talented. It ran for over two hours but we only cried for about two thirds of it !

The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.

Tuesday to Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday at 1.30pm and 5pm
NO MONDAY PERFORMANCES.

Runs 2 hours 15 minutes approximately, including an interval.

WHERE TO BUY TICKETS / "BUY OR AVOID" SEAT GUIDE

Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.

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