The original Sky One TV series, Brainiac: Science Abuse, hung up its lab coat for the last time some 11 years ago so not only did my seven-year-old twins have absolutely zero familiarity with the franchise but I also entered the Garrick Theatre with a healthy dose of telly-brand-extension scepticism. Fast-forward to an hour later and their grins of delight seem to … [Read more...]
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Hollywood is a hell hole.
Everything in Hollywood is for sale except the awards, which are for rent.
Bitter Wheat is a play about a depraved Hollywood mogul.
It rips the pashmina off the suppurating wound which is show business, and leaves us better human beings, and fitter to once more confront the horror of life.
Our hero, Barney Fein, is a bloated monster – a studio head, who like his predecessor, the minotaur, devours the young he has lured into his cave.
His fall from power to shame is a mythic journey which has been compared to The Odyssey by people who claim to have read that book.
A new play starring John Malkovich in his return to the stage after 33 years, written and directed by David Mamet in a good mood.
Funnier than The Iceman Cometh – more chaos than Richard III, and without all the stupid, so-called ‘poetry’.
Money, sex, power, you only need one of them to see Bitter Wheat – at the Garrick.
Booking from 7th June to 21st September 2019
Michael Frayn's iconic backstage comedy Noises Off transfers to the West End, following a triumphant sell-out season at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
With technical brilliance and split-second timing, it takes us behind the scenes with a company of actors in a hilarious and heartfelt tribute to the unpredictability of life in the theatre. Hailed as one of the funniest plays of
all time, the Olivier Award-winning Noises Off originally premiered at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in 1982 and instantly became a timeless British comedy.
In an exuberant new production by Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons, Wolf Hall, This House), Noises Off arrives at the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited run, for fans to enjoy and new audiences to discover.
Booking Period: 27 September 2019 - 4 January 2020
Running Time: 2 hours 10 (Inc. 20 min interval)
Age Recommendation: 12
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0HH
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Tube Lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Directions from nearest tube: (2 minutes) Go along Charing Cross Road parallel to Leicester Square until you reach the theatre on your left.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night Bus Numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Car Park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets and Wheelchair accessible
The Garrick Theatre London
The Garrick Theatre was designed by Walter Emden, and C J Phipps as a consultant to help with the planning on this site which included an underground river.
The theatre was built for W S Gilbert, who was responsible for the book and lyrics of all Savoy Operas with Sir Arthur Sullivan. The theatre opened on 24th April, 1889 and was named after David Garrick, an 18th Century actor. The theatre has retained its Victorian aspects. Sir John Hare produced and starred in The Profligate with Johnston Forbes Robertson and Lewis Waller in 1889.
When first built the theatre had 800 seats on four levels, but since then the gallery has been closed and the seating capacity reduced to 656. The gold leaf auditorium was restored in 1986 by the designer Carl Toms and in 1997 the front facade also had a facelift. The theatre has largely been associated with comedies or comedy-dramas.
Recent productions include a No Sex Please We’re British, which then transferred to the Duchess Theatre in August 1986. On 24th October 1995 the Royal National Theatre’s multi-award winning production of J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls opened here, having played successful seasons at the RNT’s Lyttelton and Olivier theatres as well as the Aldwych Theatre and a season on Broadway.
Cast Announced for Mamet's Bitter Wheat, starring John Malkovich - as rehearsals begin for David Mamet’s new play Bitter Wheat which opens at the Garrick Theatre in London on Friday 7th June 2019, with a press night on Wednesday 19th June 2019. The run, which was originally scheduled to finish on 14th September, now finishes on Saturday 21st September … [Read more...]
Brainiac Live! is delighted to announce that the show that laughs in the face of science is coming to London’s West End for a strictly limited season from 31 July to 1 September 2019. Tickets for Brainiac Live! are on sale from the Garrick Theatre Box Office. Based on the much loved, popular science entertainment TV show, the live show is a breathless, fun and … [Read more...]
It would have been too handy, I suppose, for a list of songs to be included in the programme for Rip It Up – The 60s, but they do pack them in and stack them high, higher even than Motown the Musical. But I didn’t feel nearly as frustrated about truncated melodies as I did when I saw Motown. This is essentially a song-and-dance extravaganza and doesn’t pretend to … [Read more...]
The multi award-winning John Malkovich returns to the West End stage after nearly 30 years to play Barney Fein, a top dog Hollywood producer in Bitter Wheat, a new play by the legendary author, director and playwright David Mamet. It will preview at the Garrick Theatre on Friday 7 June 2019 with a press night on Wednesday 19 June 2019 and will be directed by … [Read more...]
The ultimate Strictly boy band of dance bring their spectacular show to London’s West End from February 2019. A huge success for the Strictly celebrities, Rip it Up - The 60s brings the decade smashing into the 21st century through an explosion of song, dance, acrobatics and amazing visuals to celebrate the most revolutionary cultural period ever in its first … [Read more...]
Britain and Canada's first and only woman to have a worldwide Netflix special, Katherine Ryan brings her acclaimed, total sell-out 2017/18 nation-wide tour show GLITTER ROOM to the Garrick Theatre in London's West End. Originally from Canada, now UK based, and star of Netflix's KATHERINE RYAN: IN TROUBLE and Comedy Central's ROAST BATTLE and YOUR FACE OR MINE, … [Read more...]
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Don Quixote, which originally premiered at the RSC’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in spring 2016, will transfer to the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End from 27 October 2018 to 2 February 2019. The award-winning poet, journalist and literary critic James Fenton has adapted Miguel de Cervantes’ iconic novel which tells the … [Read more...]
In the science lab our story starts, the young Dr Frankenstein (or should that be Fronkensteen?) is trying everything to escape the legacy left by his grandfather yet, in this totally crazy and brilliant show, he ends up lured back to his grandfather’s estate where he creates a monster of his own. The show is full of humour from start to finish, not clever humour … [Read more...]