When my Grandpa told me we were going to see Gangsta Granny live on stage! - I was very, very excited. I have read the book loads of times and watched the TV programme which I really enjoyed. Now it was going to be live on stage in a real theatre and I was going to see it! But then he told me that I would have to write a review of the show – … [Read more...]
Garrick Theatre London Tickets for Noises Off
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.
The Miser is a romp which with slapstick, fancy dress, audience participation, deliberate anachronisms and frequent silliness presents Moliere’s masterpiece (heavily adapted) in a context which is part stand-up, part farce and totally manic. The strapline over this production is “Moliere’s Classic Comedy” though in fact the production owes as much to “Blackadder”, … [Read more...]
Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner first started out “potting” things in 2005 when were commissioned to write and perform a street show condensing the first five Harry Potter books into just five minutes and they never looked back! In 2006 Potted Potter became a full-length theatrical piece and they followed it up in 2010 at the Edinburgh Fringe with Potted Panto which … [Read more...]
Ever thought about being an MP? I have to admit there have been times when I have. After all, the salary isn’t bad - nor is the pension - you get a nice office in central London, subsidised meals and bars, free travel to your constituency and back - first class naturally - and the work can’t be that hard can it? Well if you had been an honorable or right honourable … [Read more...]
The Entertainer brings to an end the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s inaugural season at the Garrick. The seven plays have been varied and challenging and there were no easy hits amongst them. The casting was generally excellent with a few unusual calls (the 77-year- old Derek Jacobi as Mercutio for example). I missed The Winter's Tale (tickets like gold dust) but … [Read more...]
Gawn Grainger has joined the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company production of The Entertainer, which began rehearsals this week. Gawn is playing Billy Rice and replaces John Hurt who, on the advice of his doctors, recently had to withdraw from the production. Preview performances for Rob Ashford’s production at the Garrick Theatre begin on 20 August, with an official … [Read more...]
‘This country is being kept alive on aspirin when what it needs is electric bloody shock therapy.’ Casting has been announced for the West End transfer of James Graham’s critically acclaimed political drama This House. Phil Daniels, Kevin Doyle, David Hounslow, Ed Hughes, Lauren O’Neil, Nathaniel Parker, Steffan Rhodri, Malcolm Sinclair and Sarah Woodward … [Read more...]
On Sunday 17th July, the Garrick Theatre in London's West End will play host to the 'Love4Orlando' Benefit Concert in aid of 'Equality Florida'. It will be London's biggest West End fundraiser for the Orlando shootings. 'Equality Florida' are responsible for the distribution of funds to the Orlando Shooting's victims and their families. Presented by Will Marsh and … [Read more...]
The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's Romeo and Juliet, was broadcast live to cinemas on 7th July 2016. More than 1200 cinemas worldwide saw the production starring Lily James, Derek Jacobi, Richard Madden and Meeri Syal. Directed by Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford, Romeo and Juliet plays at the West End’s Garrick Theatre until 13th August 2016. The … [Read more...]