This is a black comedy about a black cat. Its part Reservoir Dogs and part Father Ted and as such The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a surreal, comic satire and send-up of Irish terrorism. Written by Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing) and starring Aidan Turner (Poldark) this is a very important funny play. Why? Mental health. We must laugh. We cannot go in living in a state of psychological fear. The so-called war on terror post 9/11 has created an overreaction and moral panic that … [Read more...]
Noel Coward Theatre London Tickets, News & Reviews
Dear Evan Hansen
The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award®, DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Academy Award- and Tony-winning composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award-nominee Michael Greif (RENT).
DEAR EVAN HANSEN has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere. The Washington Post calls it "one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history." And The New York Times calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN "a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical."
Noel Coward Theatre London
85-88 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
Noel Coward Theatre Seating Plan
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Tube Lines: Piccadilly, Northern
Directions from nearest tube: Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Charing Cross) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night Bus Numbers: (Charing Cross) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Car Park: St Martin’s Lane Hotel
The Noel Coward Theatre London
First named the New Theatre, and shortly after The Albery, The Noel Coward Theatre was constructed by Sir Charles and Mary Wyndham and had its opening night on 12th March 1903.
In 1915 Dion Boucicault presented a Christmas revival of J M Barrie’s Peter Pan, which was then repeated every year until 1919. It also staged a number of successful productions by other distinguished writers such as Somerset Maugham, A A Milne, Noel Coward, Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, T S Eliot and Tennessee Williams.
The sixties were ruled by Lionel Bart’s Oliver! which ran for an incredible 2618 performances.
A host of famous names have appeared on stage at the theatre including Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Sybil Thorndike, and Peggy Ashcroft. In 1973 the New Theatre was renamed the Albery in tribute to Sir Bronson Albery who had presided over the theatre, for many years. The Noel Coward Theatre has seen many diverse productions such as Somerset Maugham’s The Constant Wife, Children of a Lesser God by Mark Medoff, Tom Stoppard’s Travesties and of course Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers.
The Inheritance concluded its sold-out run at the Young Vic Theatre on Saturday 19th May, where it opened to huge acclaim. Critics recognised Matthew Lopez’s play as a modern classic and one of the most important plays for many years. The Inheritance is to transfer to the Nöel Coward Theatre where it will run from Friday 21st September 2018, with Opening Night on Saturday 13th October 2018 and the final performance on Saturday 5th January 2019. A generation after the peak of … [Read more...]
There was something about the television game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Even its irritating aspects, like going to a commercial break to prolong the intrigue, would be tolerated. I don’t think the format would work nearly as well now: the audience at home would just go to an internet search engine, on a smartphone, say, or a tablet device, and look up the answer, thus satisfying their curiosity way before the contestant in the ‘hot seat’ had confirmed their ‘final answer’. The ‘phone a … [Read more...]
James Graham’s new play, Quiz, transfers to the Noël Coward Theatre, running from 31st March 2018 to 16th June 2018. Following the success of Ink and Labour of Love, Quiz completes a hat-trick of productions in the West End for Graham in less than a year. Daniel Evans, directs Keir Charles, Greg Haiste, Mark Meadows, Henry Pettigrew, Gavin Spokes, Stephanie Street, Jay Villiers, Lizzie Winkler and Sarah Woodward who reprise their roles from the run at Chichester Festival Theatre. They … [Read more...]
Final casting is announced for the first complete London revival of Noël Coward’s Tonight at 8.30 since 1936, being staged by Jermyn Street Theatre as part of its The Reaction Season - 15 plays and musicals - 12 of them one-act - based around themes of reacting and re-enacting. Noël Coward’s Tonight at 8.30, running from 10 April – 20 May, features nine one-act plays ranging from music-hall pastiche, to light comedies, to heartbreaking drama. These have been arranged into three trios entitled … [Read more...]