For anyone with even a passing interest in politics, watching the ups and downs of the Labour Party makes an interesting hobby. From the party’s funding in 1918 to today, Labour supporters have ridden a veritable roller coaster of emotions as the party has lurched to the left, hit the centre, virtually torn itself apart, gone to the right and then made a sharp left once more. However, Labour does seem to have two basic types of members. The proud uncompromising working classes who would like a … [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.
So what do you need for a good magic show? You want to be amazed, you want to be gob-smacked and you want to come away saying: well HTF did they do that? Impossible ticks all those boxes - in spades, if you’ll excuse the deliberate pun. Magical Bones is the card-sharp in this crew and whilst he is truly magical I’m really not sure he’s got any bones after he did a mid-air 360º back-flip amongst the pack of cards that he had spray-chucked in the air, somehow retrieving the one that had been … [Read more...]
There have been magic shows since the dawn of time. From mystic ritual arcana to cheap fairground entertainment, from thrilling Victorian spectacle to endofthepier sideshow, alternately feared, revered and despised, the magician’s journey has been a bumpy and varied one. Now, we are reliably informed, magic has become “cool” again. Derren Brown, Dynamo, David Blaine; magicians once again command respect, awe - and huge audiences. And so, last year, magic once again returned to the London … [Read more...]
THE WORLD’S GREATEST MAGIC SHOW RETURNS TO LONDON’S WEST END FOR 60 PERFORMANCES ONLY! Highly acclaimed, box-office smash to mesmerize London once again with even bigger illusions The magic is back from Friday 8 July at the Noël Coward Theatre IMPOSSIBLE, the world’s greatest magic show, will return to London this summer, following its acclaimed West End season last year. The show, which features the world’s greatest illusionists including new cast members … [Read more...]
“Mrs Henderson Presents contains scenes of nudity.” I suppose that alone will draw people in (and repel others) to this production, just as theatre proprietor Laura Henderson (Tracie Bennett) together with her manager Vivian Van Damm (Ian Bartholomew) did back in the 1930s with their ‘Revuedeville’. It’s the ultimate cost saving on costumes: do away with them altogether. I wonder whether the current Government would approve such austerity. This apparent exploitation of the … [Read more...]