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 have become permanent and I’m now the proud mother of two super-fans! This show is short, sharp and absolutely exhilarating for … [Read more...]
Garrick Theatre London Tickets for Noises Off
The Donmar Warehouse’s Olivier Award-winning production of CITY OF ANGELS hits the West End!
A screenwriter with a movie to finish.
A private eye with a case to crack.
But nothing’s black and white when a dame is involved.
And does anyone stick to the script in this city?
This is Tinseltown. You gotta ask yourself: what’s real… and what’s reel…
Booking to 5th September 2020
The Drifters Girl
The Queen of British Soul and West End leading lady BEVERLEY KNIGHT stars in the world premiere of a brand new musical – THE DRIFTERS GIRL.
Coming to the West End Autumn 2020, discover the remarkable story of THE DRIFTERS, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them.
Booking from 1st October 2020 to 13th February 2021
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 2019. Joining the previously announced John Malkovich as Barney Fein, Doon Mackichan as Sondra and Ioanna Kimbook as Yung Kim Li are: … [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 fact-filled exploration of the weird and wonderful world of science, that through a series of high energy experiments delves … [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 be anything else. Two of the four ‘allstars’, as presenter Cavin Cornwall repeatedly called them, Olympic gymnast Louis Smith MBE … [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 Mamet. Malkovich, one of the world’s most revered actors, is best known for his many films including Dangerous Liaisons, Being John … [Read more...]