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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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 6 Dec

£15–£69.50 / 0844 871 7627

…and 78 more dates until 25 Mar 2017

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