I recall doing a tour of the London Palladium a few years ago, in which we explored almost every area, including the offices, basement and the ‘royal loo’, but not the dressing rooms, which were off-limits on account of them being personal spaces for the cast. The Dresser, which a note in the programme pointedly assures both its own cast and other theatricals that it … [Read more...]
Duke of York's Theatre London Reviews & News
Direct from a sold-out season at Kiln Theatre the five star, hit play, The Son, is now playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.
Written by the internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller (The Father, The Mother), lauded by The Guardian as ‘the most exciting playwright of our time’, The Son is directed by the award-winning Michael Longhurst.
I’m telling you. I don’t understand what’s happening to me.
Nicolas is going through a difficult phase after his parents’ divorce. He’s listless, skipping school, lying and thinks that moving in with his father and his new family may help. A fresh start. When he doesn’t settle there either, he decides that going back to his mother’s may be the answer. When change feels like the only way to survive, what will he do when the options begin to run out?
Please note: The Son deals with issues surrounding mental health in teenagers and contains scenes that some audience members may find upsetting or disturbing.
Booking to 2nd November 2019
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Venue and Travel Information
45 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Tube Lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Directions from nearest tube: (5mins) Take Charing Cross Road to St Martin’s Court, head down until the end and then take a right onto St Martin’s Lane until you reach the theatre on your right.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Car Park: Chinatown
Duke of York’s Theatre
Built for Frank Wyatt and his wife Violet Melnotte, The Duke of York’s theatre opened on 10th September, 1892 with Wedding Eve. First named Trafalgar Square Theatre, and subsequently shortened to Trafalgar Theatre, and then the following year to The Duke of York’s Theatre to honour the future King George V.
In 1900, Jerome K Jerome’s Miss Hobbs and David Belasco’s Madame Butterfly were staged, which was seen by Puccini, who later turned it into the well-known opera of the same name.
In the late 1970s, the theatre was purchased by Capital Radio and it closed in 1979 for refurbishment. Opening in February 1980 with the first production under Capital Radio being Rose, starring Glenda Jackson.
The Ambassador Theatre Group bought the theatre in 1992 coinciding with London’s hottest show, The Royal Court’s production of Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden. A number of successful productions followed including Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show – which celebrated its 21st Birthday in the hugely successful Royal Court Classics Season in 1995.
The Duke of York’s played host to the Royal Court and the highly acclaimed co-production of The Weir, running for over 2 years and winning the 1999 Olivier Award for Best New Play. It has also had the sell-out run of Stones In His Pockets, which was the winner of the 2001 Olivier awards for Best Comedy and Best Comedy Actor.
Sir Alan Ayckbourn, CBE, is a playwright we really don’t hear enough of in my opinion. With over seventy plays to his writing credit, it is surprising how little work seems to be on the London stage. This is a real shame as he has written some absolute corkers including the brilliant How the Other Half Loves which recently transferred to the It is a Thursday … [Read more...]
A major revival of The Dresser by Academy award winning author Sir Ronald Harwood starring Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith. Olivier Award winner Ken Stott and BAFTA Award winner Reece Shearsmith come together as lead actor “Sir” and Norman “the dresser” in this eagerly awaited revival of “a wonderfully affectionate and intelligent play about the theatre” The … [Read more...]
How much would you sacrifice to get what you want? This is a question that many of us asked ourselves, and after watching Jamie Lloyd’s gut-roasting and eye-boiling production, you'll never want to ask the devil for a favour, again. Game of Thrones' heartthrob, Kit Harington (or Jon Snow as he is otherwise known as) is the lead, Doctor Faustus who sells his soul … [Read more...]
Due to unprecedented demand, a 3 week extension has been announced today for The Jamie Lloyd Company’s production of Doctor Faustus. Full casting has also been announced with Jenna Russell taking the role of Mephistopheles. Jade Anouka (Wagner), Tom Edden (Good Angel), Danielle Flett (Valdes), Brian Gilligan (Cornelius), Forbes Masson (Lucifer), Craig Stein (Evil … [Read more...]
Kit Harington to star in Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe and Colin Teevan, directed by Jamie Lloyd. Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) is to play Faustus in the London premiere of Colin Teevan’s version of Christopher Marlowe’s masterpiece from 9th April 2016 at Duke of York’s Theatre, London. Press previews from 21st April 2016 with Gala Night … [Read more...]
Following successful runs at the Theatre Royal Bath, the Tricycle Theatre in London and a West End season at Wyndham’s Theatre, Florian Zeller’s Moliere award-winning play, THE FATHER, will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited five week run, from 24th February to 26th March 2016, ahead of a national tour. Kenneth Cranham reprises his role as Andre. … [Read more...]
“Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye,” is the war-time song that opens Goodnight Mister Tom at the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End. It draws the audience in to the story right from the start. David Wood’s adaptation of Michelle Magorian’s children’s classic is always a tear-jerker but with war, God and abuse of children so present in the public mind this … [Read more...]
Under normal circumstances 9 year old William Beech from Deptford in south London wouldn’t have met 60 year old Tom Oakley from Little Weirwold in Dorset but these are not normal circumstances – it’s September 1939, war with Germany is on the horizon and the children of London are being evacuated to safe havens in the country. Tom has volunteered to … [Read more...]