With Shakespeare, you either get it or you don’t. I don’t usually “get it”. However, the Michael Grandage’s version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Noel Coward Theatre had me embraced from the word go. With a beautiful set, gorgeous costumes (or lack of - I shall explain later) and spell-binding acting, this production is not one to miss. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably one of the easiest of Shakespeare’s plays to understand and although at some points I was completely baffled by … [Read more...]
Noel Coward Theatre London Tickets, News & Reviews
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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.