Broadcast of the sold out West End production took £1.1m at UK Box Offices The Winter’s Tale was broadcast live to 520 cinemas across the UK and over 100 cinemas across Europe and Canada. International screenings are still to take place across the world including the US, Australia and Northern Europe with 1,200 cinemas worldwide. Encore screenings across the UK and around the world scheduled over next 6 weeks, with strong advance sales reported. The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s … [Read more...]
Garrick Theatre London Tickets for Noises Off
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.
There’s a nice balance in this Terence Rattigan double bill, as close to ‘perfect’ as it is humanly possible to get. Not only is it markedly different from The Winter’s Tale (in which it is running in rep at the Garrick Theatre) but each of these two plays are very distinct from one another. All On Her Own sees Rosemary Hodge (Zoë Wanamaker) in monologue, and a deep and meaningful one at that. Such a lot is packed into a short play, and it’s a very touching (if whisky … [Read more...]
Terence Rattigan’s two plays Harlequinade and All On Her Own are separated by a twenty year gap, by the medium for which they were written - and by rather more. The former, first produced in 1948, is as The Times critic put it at the time “… a laughing tribute to the theatre which is due from a young man upon whom it has smiled so consistently…” The latter was a commission for television and produced in 1968 at a time when Rattigan’s star was recovering from a fall. That … [Read more...]
LET IT BE played its 1000th UK performance in the West End last night as it entered the final part of its run. The show has four weeks left to play at the Garrick Theatre and audiences have 38 more performances to catch this record-breaking production before it closes on 5th September, 2015. LET IT BE established itself as one of the West End’s most popular shows when the production originally opened at the Prince of Wales Theatre in September 2012, before transferring for a year-long … [Read more...]
LET IT BE returns to the Garrick Theatre on 28th February 2015, celebrating its third year in the West End LET IT BE has been seen by over 1,000,000 people worldwide Echoing The Beatles’ international tours, LET IT BE has played across 4 continents and in over 50 cities Packed with 11 number ones, 40 smash hits from the back catalogue and over 15 tracks never played live by The Beatles themselves LET IT BE is “The Beatles show you never got to see” (Smooth Radio) In the 50 years since … [Read more...]
The Scottsboro Boys will transfer to the Garrick Theatre this autumn. The show will run from 4th October 2014 and will replace Twelve Angry Men, which is booking to 14th June. The Kander and Ebb musical was nominated for six Olivier awards this year including best new musical. The production is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, together with book by David Thompson. Following its run at the Young Vic, the production won the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Musical of … [Read more...]
A jury with Judge John Deed in it should count itself blessed. One that also includes Napoleon Solo from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. might just be thought greedy. These two veteran champions of justice have tended to dish it out in different ways, but here, in this latest revival of Reginald Rose's law court classic, they are working from the same script. I nearly said courtroom drama, but of course that is the very thing that it is not, for Martin Shaw, Robert Vaughn and their ten fellow members … [Read more...]