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Playhouse Theatre

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Address: Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE, England
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Reasonable rake comfortable seats

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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United States
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301 reviews 301 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went to see this on a Saturday evening. The stage is small. The musicial is pretty awful. There are lots of songs. Some are good and some are not good. Not a really interesting story line. Nothing special at all. Poor costumes, poor acting. In fact it wasn't even humourous it was boring!

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Dayton, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We visited here for a musical production on a Friday night. The theatre is very accessible to visitors, as it is located near the subway as well as walking distance from the Strand, where I was staying. We had tickets on Will Call, and we waited in a very short queue to obtain them. There are a couple of bars,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you are going to be in London any time between now and May 23rd 2015. Then this show has to be on you list of shows to see. The performance by all without exception was magnificent. Their singing voices were Spectacular!!! The story was great and there were some neat surprises. My wife LOVED the show. Believe it or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The experience of waiting for the house to open was very unpleasant here, It was a hot rainy day and we were herded into a tiny bar area near the stalls, almost no room to stand and not able to move until everybody else did. Some elderly people were struggling. Fine once inside, however you can hear the trains passing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Watched the 7:30pm play of "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" in 17 March. Ticket price was GBP245. The venue itself is fashionably classy and nice, but the seats and carpets are a bit old and poorly maintained. Drinks they served are economically friendly and fairly portioned. Just be reminded that there are seats could not view the... More 

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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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