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Yank! A WWII Love Story
“Some stories didn’t make it into the history books”
In 1943, young Mid-Westerner Stu serves in the army as a reporter for Yank Magazine, the journal ‘for and by servicemen’. Following the men in Charlie Company, YANK! the musical explores what it means to be a man and fall in love… and struggle to survive in a time and place where the odds are stacked against you.
Based on the Off-Broadway hit production, YANK! transfers to London following a highly acclaimed run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester earlier this year. Directed by James Baker, with a story and music by American brothers David and Joseph Zellnik, the musical pays homage to the timeless music of the 1940s.
“YANK! is sensational” - Attitude
“A touching, heart-rending show, superbly performed “- The Reviews Hub
“...earthed with real sincerity and powered by a strong ensemble who bring a robustly masculine grace” - The Stage
“James Baker’s direction, James Cleeve’s musical supervision and especially Chris Cuming’s choreography hit standards far in advance of what seems reasonable to expect from the fringe” - The Guardian
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds or exchanges after booking.
- How Does It Work
Please print voucher and bring along with you for entry into the venue.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to performance to allow time to settle into you seats.
- When Can I Go
July 3rd 2017 - 19th August 2017
Mon - Sat 7.30pm
Wed matinee 2.30pm
Sat matinee 3pm
- Where Do I Go
The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL
Underground: Charing Cross or Embankment Station
Overground: Charing Cross Station
Cycling: Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations are available on Whitehall Place, Northumberland Avenue and Craven Street (more info)
Directions from Charing Cross Train Station
As you come out of the station turn right and walk down the stairs, turning right onto Villiers Street. Walk 40 yards and turn right into Craven Passage (note: the theatre is actually underneath the station)
Directions from Embankment Tube Station
As you come out of the station walk straight up Villiers Street and turn first left into Craven Passage (note: the theatre is actually underneath Charing Cross Station)
Charing Cross Theatre
Latest customer reviews
22 August 2017
Fantastic we absolutely loved this and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
Nicky L Confirmed ticket purchaser
Catch it while you can
16 August 2017
Great show with excellent cast. Top notch singing and choreography.
Brox Confirmed ticket purchaser
Another Side to the War Story
15 August 2017
Amazingly cast show. This often untold side of WWII was captivating, and reached the hearts of my friends and me.
Steph Confirmed ticket purchaser
Yanks for Memory!
15 August 2017
Beautiful show containing catchy songs, fun choreography, wonderful acting and singing, with a simple but moving story. A must see before is run ends on Saturday ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Stuey London Confirmed ticket purchaser
13 August 2017
Great in all levels : Singing, acting, dance & stage production. Small theatre, big on performance .. go before it closes ..
Dino Confirmed ticket purchaser
12 August 2017
My friend Michael and I enjoyed Yank immensely when we saw it on Friday, 11th August. Elaine Paige mentioned it a short while ago on her Sunday show so its thanks to her that we heard about it and I must say it exceeded all expectations. Outstanding acting, singing and dancing and truly memorable performances from ALL concerned plus great orchestra too, it was slick and fast-paced and we were in tears of laughter during the hilarious moments (the Betty Grable number - "don't tell Ethel" - and the reaction of the three guys when Stuart said he didn't like "Gone With The Wind" were priceless), plus tears of sadness and, yes rage, in the more dramatic scenes at how badly gay people were treated in the past - and the fact that homophobia is still rife today. We went away feeling we had experienced something very special last night and Yank can now be added to my list of all-time favourite shows. Please pass on my best wishes to the cast and everyone connected with the show, my congratulations to you all. Kind regards, David, Crouch End, London N8
David Bosher Confirmed ticket purchaser
11 August 2017
This was a well presented subject in musical form. Strong acting by all and most enjoyable.
Barrie Thompson/Walid el Hage Confirmed ticket purchaser
9 August 2017
Absolutely brilliant performance, great talent and thoroughly enjoyed it!
Cameron Confirmed ticket purchaser
4 August 2017
Fantastic show, heart warming, funny, sad, real life ! Brilliant acting, sound and set. Highly recommend seeing this amazing show.
Simon Confirmed ticket purchaser
An absolute treat!
2 August 2017
Wonderful choreography, story-telling and performances! Not a single weak link in the cast. The story telling is in turns funny, heartfelt and poignant; the intimate theatre space means you're drawn into the story from the beginning. I hope this show runs in the west end for a long time to come!
Jean Confirmed ticket purchaser
2 August 2017
From the start this poignant love story held your attention filled with wonderful songs superbly sung. Strong cast and excellent staging. Not to be missed.
John Sunbury Confirmed ticket purchaser
1 August 2017
What a treat - humour without being too cheesy, tenderness without being over sentimental, great choreography and creativity with the lighting - well done everyone! And never been to Charing Cross Theatre - great intimate venue.
Andrew S Confirmed ticket purchaser
1 August 2017
Rich, honest, slick, well-written, fantastic cast and band performing a brilliantly conceived and stylistically beautiful show. Couldn't fault it.
Jen Confirmed ticket purchaser
25 July 2017
Great singing dancing and acting.... what more could you ask for!!
Martin Confirmed ticket purchaser