Playhouse Theatre

Playhouse Theatre
Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE

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This West End theatre, located near Trafalgar Square, originally opened as the Royal Avenue Theatre in March 1882, showing mainly comic operas, burlesques and farces. It later started presenting drama, with George Bernard Shaw making his West End début here in 1894 with Arms and the Man. The theatre was taken over by the BBC in the 1950s and used to record live performances of The Goon Show and Hancock's Half Hour. It has had several owners since then, including Jeffrey Archer, and has undergone a major refurbishment by English Heritage. Now managed by Ambassador Theatre Group, the theatre has seen recent success with musicals such as Dancing in the Streets, La Cage aux Folles and Monty Python's Spamalot.

  • Open since: 1907

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David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Tue 28 Mar

Fri 31 Mar

…and 55 more dates until 3 Jun

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

In his follow-up to Fame: Not The Musical, Baddiel paints an irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats, with a loving focus on his late mother Sarah and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Contains explicit language.

Tue 28 Mar

Thu 30 Mar

…and 56 more dates until 3 Jun

An Inspector Calls

  • Directed by: Stephen Daldry
  • Written by: Stephen Daldry (adapt)

This adaptation of JB Priestley's detective thriller focuses on the themes of common responsibility and the importance of community.

Tue 21 Feb

£15–£69.50 / 0844 871 7627

…and 22 more dates until 25 Mar

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