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Playhouse Theatre

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Address: Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE, England
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1984: Classy adaptation in pleasant theatre

This version of 1984 is a classy production of the classic Orwell novel. It's fairly essential that you have read the book beforehand or at least are aware of the story... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This version of 1984 is a classy production of the classic Orwell novel. It's fairly essential that you have read the book beforehand or at least are aware of the story line. Intense adaptation with no interval. The theatre is pleasant enough and there are some good offers on ticket prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our upper circle seats got moved to the stalls as the upper circle was closed, we were pleased with this as the stalls tickets were a lot more than we paid.. however there was a lot of chaos with people asking if we were in their seats etc. The staff were excellent though. As there's no interval my boyfriend had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A spontaneous trip into the West End led us to see 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre. The price of the tickets were very reasonable considering the high quality of our seats. The staff were efficient and helpful and the way to the seats clearly signposted. The play was quite stunning. It is not easy viewing, but it is scintillating throughout.... More 

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Lincolnshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The play. Need to know the book. This adaptation adds future reviewers of the book into the story. Like the audio visual and lack of interval but then again felt perhaps too much cut out . Overall enjoyed the experience but then again I remember when 1984 was the distant future. What is truth. The proles are oblivious . Enemies... More 

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Saint Louis, Mo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great play well done at the Playhouse Theatre in London. Back for a limited time and glad I had the opportunity to enjoy it at such a nice venue. Comfortable seating with great views, pleasant staff and clean. There are services available from your seat so you don't miss any of the show. Concessions are also an option prior to... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stunningly beautiful theatre and the staff were very friendly and efficient. The production of '1984' was fantastic too.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An impulse to treat ourselves to a live theatre performance of '1984' did not disappoint. Although a serious show, not for the squeamish, audience were suitably warned of content. Actor performances were seamless and very believable and technical aspects were dramatic and executed to great effect, adding interesting dynamics to the show. There are a lots of stairs to access... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful theatre conveniently tucked away just around the corner from Embankment tube station. It feels intimate even though it seats near enough 800 people and it has very efficient air conditioning, which is always a relief during the summer. I've visitied three times now and have always found the staff to be extremely friendly, helpful and enthusiastic.... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A unique theatre experience. Dark, with no breaks. blood, screens, white noise. An immersive theatre experience like nothing I have seen in the West End. A piece of theatre to make you think. There are no breaks, which is key to keeping the atmosphere tense and you on the edge of your seat. The only downside is the severe lack... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THE VENUE: The venue itself was comfortable and I had seats on the edge of row A (about 3 rows from the front). Sitting at the end of the row does not impair any visual enjoyment of the performance and I would recommend these seats. THE PLAY: Ultimately, it's not worth the money. I would definitely not recommend this for... More 

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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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