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Playhouse Theatre

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Address: Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE, England
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1984 - Not what I was expecting, but great!

A few months ago, I received an email from lastminute, advertising the play 1984 for £19.84 (Dress Circle). It got me interested enough to book tickets. I didn't know what to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Playhouse Theatre is a dusty old theatre that was built in the late 1800's. The stairs to the upper balconies are very narrow and steep. I'm a tiny woman and even I was uncomfortable with the amount the leg room. I was in the first row, so I was able to lean over and see the entire stage. On... More 

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Of all the theaters I've been to this one had the worst upper balcony seating. The seating was so steep that we did not have full view of the stage. Also we could barely move for fear that our knees would jab into the backs of the people in front of us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Walked past the theater by chance on a Tuesday late afternoon and peeked in. Very friendly staff sold us on the play, with very reasonable prices. We got stall row H center seats, could not have asked for better. It was pretty much a full house. The play was amazing - full of vitality and fresh and a bit weird... More 

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I booked a ticket to see 1984 at the Playhouse theatre. It was booked through Lastminute.com and I was promised a Top price seat in the Stalls or Dress circle. When I arrived, my ticket was allocated to the Upper circle with restricted view. I pointed this out to the lady at the ticket office, but she only remarked that... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A few months ago, I received an email from lastminute, advertising the play 1984 for £19.84 (Dress Circle). It got me interested enough to book tickets. I didn't know what to expect - the story was surely too long to bring to stage without some major edits, but how could one capture the subtleties, the nuance and the horror, with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We sat in Row H of stalls and the seats were nicely raked and staggered so that our view was good despite the giant sitting in front. The stage is rather high so the first couple of rows requires looking up which might be bothersome.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Beautiful theatre, we had great seats in the middle of the upper dress circle. Gorgeous and comfortable and just the right size theatre. Loved it!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What a fabulous musical! Tamsin Greig was phenomenal, as were all the actors. I had no idea what to expect when I went and was pleasantly surprised to find myself thoroughly enjoying this show. There were many fun moments that had me laughing but also some very moving moments, especially when Tamsin Greig sings a song to her departed mother.

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited to see 'Women on the verge', which we really loved - and we appreciated the courage of a house that will stage original, non-juke-box musicals. However, it is the venue rather than the show that I'm writing about here. The Playhouse is beautiful inside and conspicuous effort has been made to improve the bars, toilets and other facilities... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Mixed feelings for this unusual show, it starts off a bit slow works up to loud and manic and ends up quite funny, singing is not great but was quite enjoyable

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Address: Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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