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Adelphi Theatre

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Address: 411-412 Strand, London WC2R 0NS, England
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Description: Although there have been various earlier entertainment buildings on the...
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.
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Went to see his Show it was good but at his age of 83 should call it a day as he now looks so frail he used to be so great his timing on the jokes was spot on tonight he seemed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Saw Whose Line Is It Anyway here and the show was great, even though Clive Anderson wasn't able to appear. My only gripe was that a bottle of house white wine was 27 pound. Other theatres in the area we've been to charge closer to 20 pound

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Navigation is easy, though you should aim to be here at least 20 miinutes before things kick off ...5-walk from Charing Cross(Jubilee Line, Nothern) 10-15 minute walk from Temple(District,circle) If your staying above ground, BusStops from either side are adjacent…also can take you to Kings X & Euston (91), Waterloo (176 or 10 minutes walk across the bridge) ,Victoria(11) or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Went to see his Show it was good but at his age of 83 should call it a day as he now looks so frail he used to be so great his timing on the jokes was spot on tonight he seemed to lose the magic that he once had

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Really loved coming to the Adelphi theatre to see Made in Dagenham. Staff were really friendly and seats were really good as we got upgraded!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Came to see a show here and the service given was great. The box office gave me great advise on where to sit with my budget. Bar staff were friendly and Ushers were very helpful and efficient. wish all theatre staff were like this

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Spacious art deco theatre. The staff were very understanding when after a hellish tube journey we ran in after curtain up. Shame show had to close early, the audience loved it when I visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great show, we saw it on the last night of it`s run and it`s a real shame it`s ending. We were expecting a bit of a party atmosphere being the last show but the cast seemed genuinely sad that it`s finished !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My first time at the Adelphi Theatre and was not disappointed. First impressions were that it seemed a small theatre even though its capacity is 1500. This gives the theatre a very friendly cosy family feeling. We had stall seating and this to was very comfortable. The staff were welcoming and helpful. We saw the last showing of Made in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Easy access from the tube, and helpful and cheerful staff but the seats are very close like a cheap airline and it was flaming hot inside due to a warm weekend; the bathrooms also seem a bit inadequate in numbers (and it wasn't a full house). Otherwise, price was really quite good it had easy access to seats from anywhere.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great show and wonderful theatre but totally spoilt by aggressive front of house staff that show no care for those that are disabled. Atrocious and confrontational approach by staff which spoilt the entire experience of the theatre and show. It was clear that other patrons were having similar problems. Lovely theatre let down by poor customer care. Sad.

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Address: 411-412 Strand, London WC2R 0NS, England
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