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Gielgud Theatre

35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, England
+44 844 482 5130
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Better than expected

This is a highly acclaimed and popular show directed by Sam Mendez and I was unsure what to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Good play with a few faults

The play was a well-made and interesting portrait of the impact of The Troubles on family life in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a highly acclaimed and popular show directed by Sam Mendez and I was unsure what to expect. Without giving away too much. it is about a large Irish family connected (past and present) with the IRA in the late 70s/early 80s. It is...More

Thank Amanda25904
Reviewed 6 days ago

The play was a well-made and interesting portrait of the impact of The Troubles on family life in Northern Ireland. It was more of a character and environment study than a plot-driven story. It was very well presented and acted. There were a few faults...More

Thank BritishExpatGermany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This seems like a case of the emperor's new clothes - if enough people say it's good other people believe it, however our experience was not 5star award-winning. We found it overlong and boring. The setting was dull, the characters lacked any traits that would...More

Thank HappyHols012
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little concerned that this play was about 3 hours long. But I needn’t have worried it was so good I didn’t even notice how long it was. There was a short interval. Deffinatly recommend this play.

Thank bettsyHarrow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience. We were brought back to the 1980’s in Northern Ireland when The Troubles were at their height. The story is gripping without a dull moment. We thought the actors were all superb and authentic. Throughout the play there many mysteries that...More

Thank Russ Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The theatre is old but in very good condition and the seats in the stalls were excellent with a great view but toilet signposting could have been better. There are toilets to the left of the stage (if you are facing it) but took me...More

Thank Catriona F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Director friend recommended I see The Ferryman when I was in London. Being hailed as "Play of the Year" and at her recommendation, I bought tickets. The play was running at The Gielgud Theatre, incidentally named for the actor, Sir John Gielgud. They were...More

Thank Elizabeethan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time watching the ferryman. Fabulous show, great theatre too. Easy booking process direct with delpfont mackintosh turned out to be cheaper than other booking sites.

Thank jo49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The play was 5 star !!! Seats were comfortable where we were, near the stage. Staff really friendly and helpful, easy to get drinks and use the facilities at intermission.. a little bit shabby, but I believe there are some refurbishments underway? Would definitely recommend...More

Thank Lorraine P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Ferryman is from Greek mythology... one who transports souls into heaven. The time period for this production is Ireland during the 1970s and 1980s....a painful and emotional memory in Irish history. Every performer was professional, well rehearsed and engaging. It was a serious production...More

Thank Reasonable50
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29 July 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
8 April 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
22 February 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