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Adelphi Theatre

411-412 Strand, London WC2R 0NS, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
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Ranked #115 of 1,084 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters
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Owner description: Although there have been various earlier entertainment buildings on the site the reconstructed Adelphi Theatre, with its art deco interiors, opened to... more » Owner description: Although there have been various earlier entertainment buildings on the site the reconstructed Adelphi Theatre, with its art deco interiors, opened to the public in December 1930 with Jessie Matthews starring in Ever Green.The front-of-house areas of the Adelphi Theatre were restored to their original lustre and extravagance in 1993 when Andrew Lloyd Webber became co-owner and opened his musical production of Sunset Boulevard. Other famous productions at the Adelphi Theatre include Gertrude Lawrence in Cole Porter’s Nymph Errant, Ivor Novello’s The Dancing Years, Bless The Bride, Beatrice Lillie as Auntie Mame, Van Johnson in The Music Man, Lionel Bart’s Blitz! and Maggie May, Charlie Girl with Anna Neagle, a revival of Me and My Girl originally starring Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson and in the Adelphi Theatre’s longest run (over nine years), the new Broadway production of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago. Revivals of Evita and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat have proved enormously popular. More recently, the theatre played host to the worldwide premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Love Never Dies. « less
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I didn't think I would like this show, even though I had never seen the movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. The leads were very good.

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Ormskirk, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great show, fantastic performances by all involved and the finale had us all on our feet! Fabulous , thank you, a great start to my birthday celebrations

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Folkestone, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went to see the matinée performance of the bodyguard. What an excellent show it is.The girl who does the matinées instead of Alexandra Burke has an amazing voice and the whole cast was excellent. A lovely theatre with a very helpful friendly staff

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just seen the bodyguard nice theatre especially as our seats were upgraded free of charge, nice theatre and a great show well worth going :)

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The best musical I have seen in a long time although was disappointed to find that Alexandra Burke who has only just taken over the leading lady role was not involved in the matinee today When you pay a lot of money for tickets to see the stars you would expect them to perform especially as she has only been... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

If you only see one musical in London this year then see this. Amanda Burke is sensational!!!! What a powerhouse it was just like listening to Whitney Houston (god bless her) The whole cast were amazing. What you waiting for book it now before the seats go.....

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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was expecting a lot from The Bodyguard the musical and it was even better than expected. Alexandra Burke was brilliant, her vocals were amazing, her dancing was awesome and her acting was superb. I have seen a lot of musicals in London and this is definitely my new favourite, hopefully returning again before Alexandra Burke finishes!

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Went here as part of our three daughters birthday. Beverly knight was amazing in her last performance as so were all the cast. Emotional roller coaster, laughing and crying. We all enjoyed it very much. It's a must see production.singing is amazing.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Beverley Knight was awesome, no surprise there! we had an amazing night, 4 rows form the front, slap bang in the centre. As other reviewers have said, it does get too warm before they switch the aircon on! The show was superb as is the venuew and queue/entrance were all smooth - we had pre-paid tickets.

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Brilliant amazing ........ Not to be missed made all the better because it was Beverley knight's final show ..........incredible

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