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Playhouse Theatre

Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE, England

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Impressive production of An Inspector Calls

A lovely traditional theatre. I was very pleased with our seats. We were in the Dress Circle seats F6 and F7. Good view and on an isle. We had enough leg room (my son is 6... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to see David Baddiel's one man show about his family and laughed from 'start' to 'finish'. It was the main thing we came down to London to see and we were not disappointed. If you have a family member with dementia then you will appreciate the humour in a lot of the things he talks about. As for... More 

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Buckhurst Hill, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliantly funny . A great show by David Beddiel , Laughed throughout as did the people I went with .It was such a wonderful tribute to his mother , a true character in so many ways . Thanks for a super afternoon .

Thank Janice B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrific show - laughed out loud for two hours. Genuinely funny in a raw yet poignant way. I had never heard of David Beddiel before we took a chance on this one-man show, and so glad we did. If you're a bit of a prude, this show might not be for you. Otherwise, even Yanks like us were delighted. He's... More 

Thank Lacristinara
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As us most of the London theatres great old establishments great acoustics and a west end show is a great day out thus is one of the old great theatres

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see David Baddiel in My Family Got free upgrade on seats What a brilliant way to remember those who are no longer with us I have never laughed so much, at times shocked then made to think about life and how we really see our loved ones, which even death should not change A very intimate venue, Staff... More 

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Saw David Baddiel: My Family here, which was a great show. Venue is well run, and cosy feeling due to fairly small size.

Thank LCC1980
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

A lovely traditional theatre. I was very pleased with our seats. We were in the Dress Circle seats F6 and F7. Good view and on an isle. We had enough leg room (my son is 6'), however further along our row, near the wall, I could see there was a lot less legroom. I really enjoyed the play. The set... More 

Thank ALX11
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

There is no leg room for anybody over 6ft and because it was a school play part of the GCSE, it was full of kids that didn't sit still or stop talking through the whole show my view was really restricted although it never said on the ticket, wasted night and was really looking forward to a good play,

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Luton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

From start to finish this production was amazing.The water scene at the beginning was so clever,truly entertaining from start to finish.The actors were really good I couldn't fault the production. Sat in A3 seat in upper circle had perfect view and plenty of legroom and comfortable seats.Could of sat there and watched it again it was so good.

Thank lauraY5205AG
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This was just an epic show. The acting was fantastic and the set and special effects superb. The play kept up a great pace - a testament to which was that the 100s of schoolchildren attending the night we were there managed to stay away from their mobile phones for the duration!! Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank David D

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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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