Multi-award-winning comedy writer, actor and author Miranda Hart, will make her West End Theatre debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie opening in the West End in May 2017. Previews at the Piccadilly Theatre will begin on 23rd May 2017 with opening night on 5th June 2017. The production, directed by Nikolai Foster, will be produced by Michael Harrison and David Ian. Further … [Read more...]
Piccadilly Theatre London News & Reviews
Heartbeat of Home
From the Producers and Director of Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home is a tantalizing, high-octane, sexy, music and dance extravaganza.
This heart–stopping tour de force features the dynamic vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin, Hip-Hop, Afro-Cuban and Contemporary music and dance combined in a new and exciting fusion.
A live band plays music from the award-winning Irish composer, Brian Byrne (who has worked with Katy Perry and Barbra Streisand). State-of-the-art video projections round off this extraordinary music dance extravaganza.
Following sold out performances at the London Palladium, Heartbeat of Home is delighted to be returning to the West End this September.
23rd September 2019 to 13th October 2019
Death of a Salesman
Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Suits, Selma) makes his West End stage debut as Willy Loman, with Olivier Award-winning Sharon D. Clarke as Linda Loman.
Why go and see it?
Following a sold out run at the Young Vic theatre, the smash hit, critically acclaimed production of Death of a Salesman transfers to the Piccadilly Theatre for 10 weeks only.
"Idon't say he's a great man…but he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. He's not to be allowed to fall in his grave like an old dog. Attention, attention must finally be paid to such a person."
Following her recent award-winning successes on Company and Angels in America, Marianne Elliott co-directs Death of a Salesman with Miranda Cromwell, who worked as Associate Director on both shows. Together, they bring a unique vision to one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, seen through the eyes of an African-American family.
24th October 2019 to 4th January 2020
Pretty Woman: The Musical
One of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time is now coming to the West End!
Pretty Woman: The Musical features direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”) and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.
14th February 2020 to 2nd January 2021
Book Tickets for Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street, London, W1D 7DY
Piccadilly Theatre Seating Plan
Venue and travel information:
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Tube Lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
Directions from nearest tube: Pass the famous illuminated signs on your right to take Glasshouse Street/Sherwood Street where the theatre can be seen.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 3, 6, 12, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N18, N109, N136
Car Park: Brewer Street
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air conditioned, Bar, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets and Wheelchair accessible
The Piccadilly Theatre London
The opening of the theatre was on 27th April 1928 with the musical Blue Eyes, by Jerome Kern and starring Miss Evelyn Laye.
The Piccadilly Theatre was at the time one of the largest theatres to be built in London, as its souvenir brochure of the time proclaimed “If all the bricks used in the building were laid in a straight line, they would stretch from London to Paris”.
In its early days, the Piccadilly operated as a cinema and made history when it premiered the first talking picture to be shown in Britain, which was The Singing Fool with Al Jolson. Jolson also opened the Jazz Singer in 1928, appearing on-stage after the show to sing Mammy.
When the theatre opened it was named The Piccadilly Theatre in a multi-purpose theatre used to house musicals, revue and films, the theatre reopened as The London Casino on 2nd April 1936 having been converted into a cabaret restaurant which became particularly noted for its lavish stage shows. During the Second World War it was used by servicemen under the name The Queensbury All Services Club.
There have been a number of Royal Shakespeare Company productions including Edward II, starring Ian McKellen. Henry Fonda made his West End debut in the solo play Clarence Darrow and Y. The 1990s witnessed an expansion in musicals, ballet and dance, which resulted in the most successful commercial ballet season ever to play in the West End, Adventures in Motion Pictures production of Swan Lake.
The Piccadilly Theatre has been home to a season of plays directed by Sir Peter Hall, starring famous actors and actresses such as Dame Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Michael Pennington and Eric Sykes. It has also hosted the smash-hit musical Spend Spend Spend starring the Olivier award-winning actress, Barbara Dickson, the sell-out run of Shockheaded Peter, together with one of the most successful plays ever, Noises Off starring Lynn Redgrave. Most recently closing is Annie and before that Jersey Boys, which had transferred from the Prince Edward Theatre.
One of London’s best-loved musicals, JERSEY BOYS, will close at the Piccadilly Theatre on Sunday 26th March 2017 following nine amazing years in London. JERSEY BOYS is currently the sixth longest musical running in the West End. The producers are very proud that London has taken the show to its heart and they are equally delighted to announce that a second national … [Read more...]
In the rich firmament of Juke Box Musicals Jersey Boys is surely the brightest star. The old cliché goes: if you remember the sixties you weren’t there. These days, all over the globe, we have radio shows devoted entirely to oldies, MTV and its ilk, wall-to-wall tribute acts and a burgeoning re-fascination with vinyl so it is entirely possible for … [Read more...]
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Tennesee Williams is at Theatre Clwyd in Wales with previews from 4th February, and Opening Night on 10th February, and runs until Saturday 5th March 2016. Robert Hastie directs Desmond Barrit who takes on the role of Big Daddy and is joined by Catrin Aaron (Mae), Gareth David Lloyd (Brick) Ryan Ellsworth (Dr Baugh) … [Read more...]
Every avid theatre-goer is familiar with the sensation. It’s one of the reasons we keep going back for more. It’s that soul-tingling feeling when a little-known actor or actress steps on to the stage, opens their mouth to sing, and the heavens fall silent. The silence is one of reverence, because we are witnessing the birth of a star. So it was last night at Annie … [Read more...]
Jersey Boys, the popular smash hit musical, is extending its booking period at the Piccadilly Theatre until 23rd October 2016. Jersey Boys stars Michael Watson as Frankie Valli, Edd Post as Bob Gaudio, Jon Boydon as Tommy DeVito and Gary Watson as Nick Massi. Sandy Moffat plays the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances. Also in the cast are Simon … [Read more...]
From Tuesday 18th August 2015, Matt Corner will play the role of Frankie Valli in the UK and Ireland tour of Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS. Matt previously played the role at certain performances. Sam Ferriday as Bob Gaudio, Lewis Griffiths as Nick Massi and Stephen Webb as Tommy DeVito will continue in their roles. Michael … [Read more...]
JERSEY BOYS, the smash hit musical, has extended its booking period at the Piccadilly Theatre until 14th February 2016. JERSEY BOYS stars Michael Watson as Frankie Valli, Edd Post as Bob Gaudio, Jon Boydon as Tommy DeVito and Gary Watson as Nick Massi. Sandy Moffat plays the role of Frankie Valli at certain performances. Also in the cast are Simon Adkins, … [Read more...]
Jersey Boys London West End Cast 2015 From Tuesday 10 March, Gary Watson will be joining the cast of JERSEY BOYS LONDON at the Piccadilly Theatre, playing Nick Massi, as the smash hit musical celebrates its 7th London birthday on 18th March. Gary Watson’s theatre credits include Norman in Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be (Theatre Royal, Stratford East), Don in A … [Read more...]