The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has announced the full cast for Red Velvet, the third production in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season. The production, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2012 before transferring to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York in 2014, will play at the Garrick Theatre from 23rd January until 27th February 2016. Red Velvet is written by Lolita Chakrabarti with direction by Indhu Rubasingham and stars Adrian Lester as Ira Aldridge. The full cast … [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.
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...]
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...]