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Playhouse Theatre

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Address: Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE, England
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Most recent review
“Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown” with Tamsin Greig...Amazing!

We have really enjoyed of this wonderful show! Interesting plot, great voices, marvelous play...Thank you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had a spare evening in London & as we had seen most of the 'big' shows we got some tickets for this as we all knew Tamsin Greig & Haydyn Gwynn from the TV... By half time we knew we'd made a big mistake!! It just wasn't a good show in our opinions - it was loud & eclectic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We have really enjoyed of this wonderful show! Interesting plot, great voices, marvelous play...Thank you!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I have never walked out of a theatre at half time before this. Tenuous plot, dreadful songs (although sung very well). Very disappointed.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Simply wonderful show! The singing is wonderful as is the very amusing show. A lot of ladies at the matinee but don't let this put you off! Almost full seats testament to the performance. Definitely worth one to see

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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Must see! I spent a lot on the ticket and NO REGRETS!!! Music - great, performance - once of the best I have seen Do not miss it

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London, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A slightly slow start to this musical, but by the second half it was really entertaining. Funny, and a brilliant farce. The actors are amazing, and not just the leads. Great music and singing. This play is not just for women by the way! The Playhouse must be the nearest theatre to Waterloo Station. Just a short walk across the... More 

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Having decided to buy theatre tickets from the booth in Leicester Square we settled on Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at the Playhouse Theatre and even at 6.00 p.m. we obtained excellent and comfortable stalls seats in the centre of row F at half price - the full cost of the ticket at £75.00 would have put... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Excellent musical, very well performed. The star names to draw the crowds are Tamsin Greig and Hadyn Gwynne but it is a really strong cast. Anna Skellern as Candela really belts out her numbers. Ivan the lover looked disturbingly like John Peel but turned out to speak, and sing, quite differently. Phew! The songs are great, very varied, and lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Saw Women on the Verge there last week. The theatre is in a wonderful location right next to Embankment station and easy walking distance to Trafalgar Square. Staff are friendly. It is nicer than some West End theatres as it is away from the hustle and bustle. Inside the theatre it is nice and small making most seats well positioned... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Really enjoyed Women on the Verge, but my abiding memory will be of the discomfort. I'm 6'3"... Not freakishly tall, but the row of seats in front was digging into my shins from the moment I sat down. I love the history of the venue, but there needs to be a refurbishment to take account of how bodies have changed... More 

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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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