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Playhouse Theatre

Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
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Ranked #321 of 1,084 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Hong Kong, China
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2,862 reviews 2,862 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We recently attended the 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End and very much liked this production. We purchased discounted tickets (~30%) on the day of a Monday performance at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square. Location: The Playhouse Theatre is located a short distance from Leicester Square, and only a 3 minute walk to/from Charing Cross station.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a really impressive production, well performed and staged. However, condensing such a complex plot into 1 hour and 40 minutes results in the play being very episodic and frankly you have to remind yourself at times where exactly you are in the plot - certainly the opening scenes which, whilst very dramatic, are not readily understandable. I know... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My partner and i bought some last minute tickets to watch Monty Python at The Playhouse Theatre. What an amazing performance and beautiful theatre! Though we were on the third tier due to cheap last minute tickets, we didn't find any restricted sound or view! Such a great night. Unfortunately we cannot compare to any other theatres in London's West... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

So the title of this review isn't exactly a surprise to anyone; in case you have forgotten your reading of this book in high school this is not a play for the family. It is an excellent adaptation of the book and done to the highest degree of theatrical standards. Top marks to the actors, the staging, and the script,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We went to the matinee of 1984 after reading good reviews online. The actors were brilliant and the set was great - doing justice to the most excellent book. The theatre is lovely with a good bar and leg room decent upstairs - good job as there was no interval and people can get a bit fidgety. On entry to... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This play is based on George Orwell's novel 1984 where the state controls all, including your thought processes. This is a hard hitting drama, with good acting, interesting sets and use of audio-visual aids, The loud volumes used in parts of it tend to intensify the sinister aspects of the brutal totalitarian regime under which Winston, the "hero" lives. Winston... More

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The play was really well done. However, keep in mind that 1984 is unfortunately a bit depressing - so not exactly a "fun night out".

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Spamalot with Joe Pasquale and Bonnie Langford et al was very good and if you only vaguely liked Python, it's a must. Bit upset at the booking process however. We went to theatre at 10 in the morning and told the matinee performance was" very busy.". WE, as usual for us, asked for "cheap seats with a good view" and... More

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Ramsey, Isle Of Man
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

A joyous experience from start to finish. This is an updated and amended version of "The Holy Grail" with Joe Pasquale, Bonnie Langford and a talented troupe of very tuneful actors and singers. This is a proper laugh out loud production, the songs, comic timing and humour are brilliant. Joe Pasquale is fabulous, occasionally he does ad libs, which works... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Absolutely fabulous show. Loved the intimate atmosphere of the theatre. We were in the stalls only 3rd row back and felt like we were part of the show. Took my 10 year old son and was a bit worried but he laughed all the way through and understood it all. We had an absolute blast and I would definitely go... More

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