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London Palladium

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Address: 7-8 Argyll Street, London, England
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Description: Designed in 1910 by Frank Matcham, this famous London theater has a...
Designed in 1910 by Frank Matcham, this famous London theater has a seating capacity of 2,286.
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Been lucky enough to have tickets for the recording of the new series of the show. Had a great time, the shows have been varied and entertaining. It is a lovely theatre that holds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I have to agree with another review on here, great costumes, set and some of their voices were amazing but there was no story line at all. Really disappointed as we were expecting so much more. The seats we booked were not the best either we were in the upper circle you are so squashed in and it was so... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great costumes, set and dance sequences, but no storyline to keep you engaged. We were looking forward to the show but expected so much more from a long running musical. Me and the wife were both bemused all the way through the first half and waiting for the show to lift and capture our interest, but it never happened. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Been lucky enough to have tickets for the recording of the new series of the show. Had a great time, the shows have been varied and entertaining. It is a lovely theatre that holds 2200 approx. not far from the Oxford Circus underground, and close to a great array of shops. Lot of history of stars through the ages, many... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you like dancing: please go see the show. But don't expect an engaging musical theatre play with a storyline that pulls you in. Even though the dancing is good, the quality of the music is appalling. No pit orchestra, but just a few keyboards and synthesizers, either in a back room or recorded, played much too loud making it... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Saw Cats again last week- this version had a lot more dancing and less singing than when I saw it several years ago, but have to say the cast were just amazing- combining athleticism with some stunning ballet- as well as darned good singing. Some of which was just spellbinding. We all had an excellent time!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Cats is a lovely ALW show, but is definitely suited to musical theatre lovers! I loved it, but I know that it's not for everyone. That being said, even if you're not into musical theatre, the production side of things will still be impressive to you! I love the Palladium, but I think they need to make note that some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Having grown up watching Sunday Night at the London Palladium never really expected to visit this magnificent theatre. My neice applied for tickets to visit the making of a live show and we went along as invited guests. The theatre staff are very lovely people and the theatre gleaming. We had front circle seats and an amazing view of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Agree totally with the previous reviewer regarding the music being too loud to hear the words being sung, thereby leaving you none-the-wiser of what was going on. The costumes and dancing were fantastic, but long winded, with long periods of dancing alone. If this is what you are going to see, you're in for a treat but if you want... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have a passion for theater and have watched many productions, can't say this is on my top of the list. Cats The Musial was very 'wacky 80's' not much of a good story, pretty pointless. Watching this show was like a weird dream. Most of the first half of the show was very boring (very few good moments) second... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Went to see Cats earlier in the week and could still not tell you what it was about. Music was so loud you couldn't make out the words of the songs which made it impossible to follow the story. Very slow moving and if I'm honest, very boring. Been to see all big theatre productions in London and this was... More 

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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