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Playhouse Theatre

Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE, England
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Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games

I went to see this show and was not sure of what to expect, as someone else had booked it. I was amazed and blown away by the performance. It was fast paced, the music was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dorset, UK

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited for the first time and sad to say I would not return to this theatre! Of all the London theatres I have been to I've never been disappointed with the staff, FOH and ushers until now. The theatre is small and hard to navigate at busy times. Our seats were in the Dress Circle so we went up to... More 

Thank VickieLou22
Dorset, UK
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see this show and was not sure of what to expect, as someone else had booked it. I was amazed and blown away by the performance. It was fast paced, the music was brilliant, the computer graphics were amazing and the dancers were fantastic! We were in the front row of the stalls, so had a great... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lord of the dance show was excellent could not fault it one bit,but if you go to the downstairs bar be warned we went down there for pre show drink ended up buying whole bottle the bar tender uncorked the bottle then told us how much it was I needed a drink after that but didnt complain as we... More 

Thank robert s
Greater London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've seen Rocky many times over the years but never with Richard O'Brian ,he was the narrator at the playhouse.The cheering and applause when he walked on was unbelievable.Great cast and terrific band.Tim Curry made Frank 'n' Furter his own but David Bedella was brilliant with a powerful voice .Half the audience were dressed up as usual as Rocky,Dr Scott... More 

Thank londonuk47
Kent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad that I made an effort to order tickets early for one of the 11 shows with Richard O'Brien and the Pre-tour cast of Rocky Horror Live! Was an outstanding performance! Lovely theatre. Sound was excellent. Staging was fun! Staff are lovely.

Thank AStock007
Geneva, Switzerland
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76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entertaining show executed in a very professional manner, almost too much. The place is very neat and seats comfortable.

Thank paulandre1984
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163 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Bit of a late review due to holiday but had to give this a mention. Had a really bad day driving into town thanks to the taxi drivers which makes me urge more towards uber. Was going elsewhere after eating but the weather was awful. Passed the theatre and saw that RHPS was showing. Tried on the off chance to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

In London for an awards dinner had a spare night took my daughter to see this great show. We managed to get some last minute tickets from the box office. Great seats centre stalls 5 rows from the front. Show was amazing great dance and some lovely vocals. We both really enjoyed our night the show is well worth seeing

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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I came here to see Lord of The Dance - Dangerous games. The theatre is the usual ornate sort of place you get in London. However, their restricted view seats were actually fantastic. It was only restricted view when the actors were close to the front of the stage and the safety barrier slightly got in the way, so don't... More 

Thank Jess M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Fantastic play! I had never been to a play before and didn't know what to expect. We sat in the stalls, I was pleased to find the theatre was small as I was worried we were going to be too far back, but it was perfect.

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