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REVIEW: Madagascar The Musical at The Regent Theatre

REVIEW: Madagascar The Musical at The Regent Theatre

We were really looking forward to watching Madagascar the musical, based on the familiar 2005 animation. The Regent Theatre was full, with lots of young and excited faces ready to see Alex the lion on stage. We have loved watching Madagascar over the years, and had high hopes for Madagascar the Musical – Live at the Regent.

 AD – We were provided with tickets to the show for the purpose of this review

Madagascar The Musical is live at the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent from Thursday 16th May – Sun 19th May 2024 . Tickets available here

Photo credit Phil Tragen 2023

Madagascar the Musical REVIEW

Alex the lion is the king of the jungle and the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. Alex has some amazing best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo and they have spent their whole lives in captivity. On his 10th birthday, Marty the zebra decides he is a little bored, and not content with his glorious life in the zoo he lets his curiosity get the better of him. With the help of some penguins he makes his BIG escape in the hope to see a little bit more of the world. But will his friends join him?

Madagascar the Musical Cast: Regent theatre, Hanley

King Julien: Karim Zeroual

Alex: Joseph Hewlett

Marty: Francisco Gomes

Melman: Joshua Oakes-Rogers

Gloria: Jarnéia Richard – Noel

Kowalski/Candy/Resident Director: Laura Marie Benson

Rico/Lynn/Dance Captain: Ella Howlett

Private/Mort: Brogan McFarlane

Skipper/ Maurice: Connor Keetley

Mason/Lars/Ship’s Captain: James Hilton-Foster

Swing: Gabriel Hinchliffe

Swing: Aidan Harkins

What age is Madagascar the Musical for?

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult and cannot be sat separately, no Under 3s will be admitted.

How long is Madagascar the Musical?

Madagascar the Musical live at the Regent Theatre is on for 1 hour 45 minutes including the interval.

photo credit Phil Tragen 2023

Where is The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent?

Tel: 08448717649

Parking Near Regent Theatre, Hanley

There are a number of car parks within easy walking distance from the theatre. The car parks include: 

  • Stoke On Trent Glass Street
  • Pall Mall Car Park
  • John Street Car Park
  • Marsh Street Car Park

Regent Theatre Address

Tel: 08448717649

Madagascar the Musical – Final Thoughts

Madagascar the musical is a great family show and was definitely a huge hit with the younger children in the audience – our son absolutely loved it.

The songs were catchy, voices outstanding and choreography brilliant. For me, Alex the lion and Gloria the hippo stole the show, with beautiful vocals and wonderful stage presence.

Madagascar the musical is a story of unlikely friendships, loyalty, and escaping the ordinary. With vibrant costumes, great vocals and brilliant dance routines… you’ll have no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

Tickets available now – but if the opening night is anything to go by – they will sell out fast…. get your tickets for Madagascar live at the Regent here.

AD – We were provided with tickets to the show for the purpose of this review

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