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Gielgud Theatre

35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, England
+44 844 482 5130
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Enjoyable with caveats Imperium I and II

Having read the books and having a keen interest in Roman history my wife and I attended both... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David S
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Pembroke, United Kingdom
Overall very good, but turned into a comedy

Having read the books which were simply magnificent and having seen Wolf Hall which was excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Moniaits
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having read the books and having a keen interest in Roman history my wife and I attended both performances over 2 consecutive weeks. I cannot agree with some of the comments made by previous reviewers about the acting, it was generally good as you would...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the books which were simply magnificent and having seen Wolf Hall which was excellent, I booked these tickets months ago. I wasn’t disappointed: I enjoyed both parts. Very well acted and produced. I was surprised, however, that they turned it into a comedy...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen part I at Stratford we were very keen to see part 2. The theatre not quite the atmosphere of the RSC Stratford and came across a little tired and not quite as polished as in Stratford, lacking the intimacy with the audience. House...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolute dross. Monty Python meets Blackadder without the humour. Lacking in any redeeming feature, a complete waste of time and money. Acting poor, diction and projection lacking most of the time. I kept waiting for Brian Rix (had he still been alive) running across the...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Great play the Ferryman directed by Sam Mendes. booking was easy online and the theatre was easy to find too as just on Shaftesbury Ave off Piccadilly circus not much leg room if you are tall so maybe suggest an aisle row if you are

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

I was aware the Ferryman is due to finish 19th May and figured I'd give it a go - particularly given all the great reviews (The Guardian, Times etc). I risked booking the Grand Circle (top floor) and the cheap £12 AA seats - as...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

I felt I have to give this theatre a strong recommendation as it has been beautifully redecorated and perhaps even restored and it must the best lavatories in London's West End theatreland. Mostly in the theatres of London the lavatories are a total disgrace, too...More

1  Thank Kirkcaldylad
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This is pretty riveting play, especially for someone who lived in the North through the Troubles. A bit close for comfort. Super storyline, well acted and attention grabbing. Hadn’t heard banjaxed for years! Left feeling a bit desolate but don’t miss it before it closes....More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

I know that the Irish have a very colourful language but having multiple f and c words was just far too much. We just felt that some type of warning should have been given.

1  Thank Trish A
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

What an exceptional production, fabulous cast and gripping story. Love, compassion, the sentiments of family, unbroken bonds, fear, loathing and the rawness of pain and prolonged suffering. If that doesn't float your boat, the play also features a real live goose, rabbit and baby!

4  Thank Claire K
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ClaireFitz74
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Darrell F | Reviewed this property |
We were in row E of the Dress Circle and the view was fine. It is a beautiful old theater and the seats seemed a bit low to me and I'm only 5'-8". On the other hand my wife who is 5'-3" thought they were perfect because she... More
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RobboKaty
April 8, 2017|
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Response from Angus R | Reviewed this property |
We had £10 restricted view seats at the back of the Grand Circle. There was only one point in the production when our view was actually restricted (actors were all right at front of the stage). Depends on your budget and... More
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jasonz92
February 22, 2017|
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Response from lizcp83 | Reviewed this property |
hi, we sat four rows back but I can't see you would have many issues view wise. However it would depend on the performance you are seeing and the staging. We saw The Curious Incident and the staging is minimal with most... More
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