It Happened in Key West, a major new romantic comedy musical by award-winning Broadway composer Jill Santoriello (A Tale of Two Cities) novelist Jason Huza and Jeremiah James, a member of international recording group Teatro, is to get its world premiere at London’s Charing Cross Theatre in a strictly limited seven-week season from Thursday 4 July - Saturday 22 September. Press night is Tuesday 10 July at 7.30pm. It Happened in Key West is inspired by shocking true events that rocked the … [Read more...]
Charing Cross Theatre London WC2N 6NL | Reviews
Welcome to the Charing Cross Theatre and the Players Bar and Kitchen. This 'hidden gem' venue has everything you will need for an unforgettable experience under one roof. Our theatre, a former Victorian music hall, offers an eclectic mix of drama, musicals, comedy, cabaret and even some late night shows. Our diverse programme has something to suit every theatrical taste.
From Harold and Maude review:
It’s a theatrical masterpiece by Marlowe in a show that touches the soul and lifts the spirits.
Harold and Maude is a rare gem – a play about death that makes you smile. So do get down to the Charing Cross theatre (always worth a visit) because it should not be missed.
Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches, Villiers Street
London, WC2N 6NL
Death: it’s a strange and grisly subject for a play. But in Harold and Maude we have a genial, funny, uplifting and rejuvenating show that warms the cockles of our hearts and sends us on our way to face the world with a spring in our step and just a little extra love in our souls. And that is not just because Colin Higgins’s play is affectionately and sympathetically written but because this particular production comes as near to perfection as you can get in the theatre. A brilliant ensemble … [Read more...]
What exactly is the relevance of age? I’m in my fifties but have good friends ranging from twenty-five to sixty. Yes, we all have different experiences of life but it is our interests that unite us. Ultimately, age is just a number and if you find a spark with someone older or younger than yourself then you should give that a chance and see what happens. Who knows, it might even change your life. This then is the basic principle behind Colin Higgins’ play Harold and Maude enjoying a limited run … [Read more...]
The Knowledge is currently playing to audiences in Charing Cross Theatre London. Some of you may recognise the title of the play and you'd be right to, the piece was originally a feature film penned by the multiple BAFTA award-winner writer Jack Rosenthal CBE. The original starred Maureen Lipman, Lesley Joseph, Mick Ford, Jonathan Lynn and Nigel Hawthorne. Move forward almost 40 years and Maureen Lipman is again involved in the production, although this time she is not a long-suffering … [Read more...]
50 years ago, in 1967, homosexuality was partially decriminalised in England. In 2000 it became legal to be gay and a member of the UK armed forces. In the USA, the ban on gay folk serving wasn’t fully lifted until 2011. Why do I tell you this, you may ask. Well, the reason is that during WWII it was illegal to be gay in the armed forces and, despite the desperate need for men and women to serve, LGB personnel were persecuted by the military police for being who they were. Yet, when general … [Read more...]