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Apollo Theatre

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Address: 31 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7ES, England
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A Briliant Play

See Tom Stoppard's 'Travesties' immediately! It is the cleverest, funniest, most intelligent play in London at the moment, full of the most incredible verbal gymnastics and very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Bungay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Theatre is old and tired and it seems since its opening no attempts have been made to modernize. Bar for the "cheap" seats has no chairs and resembles a waiting room in a backwater railway station. The seats are extremely small and legroom so tiny that you have to fold your legs in to Bretzel-shapes - never mind depositing your... More 

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Bungay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

See Tom Stoppard's 'Travesties' immediately! It is the cleverest, funniest, most intelligent play in London at the moment, full of the most incredible verbal gymnastics and very thought-provoking too. The cast, led by Tom Hollander (from 'The Night Manager'), is tremendous, full of energy and perfectly-timed delivery: they made me laugh out loud, longer and harder than I have done... More 

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Gradignan, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travesties made our trip worthwhile. After the disastrous visit to the Criterion,Bank Robbery, we were deeply impressed by this play in the A pollo. The cast was outstanding and Tom Hollander was the star above the performance. Stoppard wrote a fascinated play, well worth the experience. Congratulations to the cast and the Apollo theatre for landing this play

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got a last minute ticket from the booth in Leicester Square a good seat the in dress circle at the end of a row. The seats are rather packed in so I was glad not to be in the middle. I had a Good view of the stage. Although I did ask the tall man in front of me to... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw Travesties at the Apollo yesterday. Brilliant play - review to follow elsewhere. I love old theatres, proper venues with history and atmosphere. But.......sometimes the price paid in terms of comfort is too high. We enjoyed the production immensely, but the lack of room, lack of space to get to the seats, and the overall shabbiness really put me off... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tom Hollander and the entire cast shone last night in Travesties by Tom Stoppard. I can't remember which musical it was said of, but fight to get tickets, and you will not be disappointed.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another beautiful west end theater but the seats (stalls) were particularly uncomfortable...made the show hard to watch. As typical with older theaters the gents and ladies are on opposite sides leading to a maze running adventure if you are on the wrong side. Acoustics good but take in stalls very slight.

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great show and brilliant cast and music.Gift from Xmas so was surprised how much enjoyed. Only minor gripe was rude couple from Manchester who were noisy all through second half despite several people requesting them to be quiet. We southerners obviosly behave better.Despite this the show was superb family entertainment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Stoppard play is always a treat -- and this production of Travesties is exemplary. This was my 3rd visit to Apollo in the last two years and was surprised to note that husband's somewhat centred seat in the F row was far better for a view of the full stage than my seat in the C row -- though... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to see Travesties at the Apollo Theatre. It is marketed as a comedy. You will not be roaring with laughter. It was well acted and quiet an interesting story about a British Consular, James Joyce, Lenin & others in Austria during the Great War. It is rather long (2 hours & 20 minutes). But, it is at the... More 

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