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STARLIGHT EXPRESS

Stadionring 24, 44791 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 4923 4506020
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Fantastic new show!

The show has been revamped for the 30th anniversary, with new lights, costumes, some new... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NewBrightonGuy
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New Brighton, United Kingdom
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Starlight Express WOW WOW WOW!! What a show!!

Starlight Express WOW WOW WOW!! What a show!! High speed skilled skating- breathtaking! Great... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
chrisandrab
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London, United Kingdom
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All aboard for the STARLIGHT EXPRESS! Experience the thrill of the fastest-moving musical of the universe and the captivating story of Rusty, the young steam engine, and his love for Pearl. For 27 years now, the STARLIGHT EXPRESS has been racing its way through the theatre built especially for it in Bochum. In that time, the STARLIGHT EXPRESS has played host 15 million spectators in the heart of the Ruhr district. Reason enough for an entry in the Guinness Book of Records!
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Stadionring 24, 44791 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The show has been revamped for the 30th anniversary, with new lights, costumes, some new characters, and a mostly new cast. I went to the preview shows and couldn't believe how good it was. The show was exciting, the cast was incredibly talented, and the...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Starlight Express WOW WOW WOW!! What a show!! High speed skilled skating- breathtaking! Great songs, dancing, super costumes!! We liked it SO much we went three times!! Sit front row by a track if you can!!

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

WOW. I thought seeing this in german would take away from the show. But....NO. It was really an enjoyable experience. Super show.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

My German isn't great, but with the performances that were given I understood. Such talent and all round family entertainment

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I’m a big Starlight Express fan from the uk. I’ve seen the show in its original format and on touring productions as well as at the recent creative team workshop. It was only a matter of time before I saw it in Bochum. It was...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I don't speak German. I traveled almost an hour just to see this show. I knew very little about it. It was totally, 100% worth it. This show is a spectacle. It has catchy music, awesome costumes, great singers and cool action and effects. If...More

1  Thank Reed B
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

My wife and I have seen this German version 3 times over the last few years and its as fresh and entertaining as the first time. I have seen Starlight Express also in English in Las Vegas and I think the German version has the...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I love this musical very much. I must say it is much better than i expected. I never thought a story about "engine" would be that attractive. The singers sang so well and could control the rollers skillfully. I regret to bought the tickets in...More

Thank cpcog
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The starlight express in Bochum is the most impressive musical I've ever seen. They perform on roller skates, act and sing at the same time. Not to forget to mention the bar staff who made that day with their great service to an unforgettable one.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We had a group of 10. Great time for all ages. Papa stole the show with his amazing voice!!! Show is 98% in German, so read up on story beforehand if you do not speak the language.

Thank justbess
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Vicki P
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Response from chrisandrab | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes Hi We saw it THREE times in German! It was awesome- if anything my daughter and I think we got more from the actual story from watching it in German. We flew with Easy jet to Dortmund and got a taxi to Bochum and... More
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Michelle P
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Response from ro55a | Reviewed this property |
Barriers are all transparent and only pop up during races. We sat with young kids at the side in the first section outside the centre track and it was perfect. Close to the stage but good view of the races. Plus at the end... More
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