Travesties

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Acclaimed actor Tom Hollander stars as Henry Carr in a smash-hit transfer of Tom Stoppard’s comedy Travesties. Following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Travesties opens at the Apollo Theatre for a limited run beginning February 3rd. Set in Switzerland, the play follows Henry Carr, a consular official who has some trouble remembering if the influential figures he met were in the same world as The Importance of Being Earnest.
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Booking until 29 April 2017
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Brodsky/Baryshnikov

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Directed by Alvis Hermanis, Brodsky/Baryshnikov is the one-man play performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, which sees Joseph Brodsky’s poems recited to create a unique and emotional journey. Playing for a limited four performances, the play is performed in Russian with English surtitles. Brodsky/Baryshnikov opens May 3rd and plays until May 7th 2017.
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Booking from 3 May 2017 until 7 May 2017

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell star in a brand new production of Tennessee Williams’ scorching domestic drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Apollo Theatre London. Directed by Benedict Andrews (A Streetcar Named Desire), the play follows a Southern family whose secrets threaten to shake their core. Previously seen in the West End in 2009, the new production opens July 2017.
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Booking from 13 July 2017 until 7 October 2017

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History

Located on Shaftesbury Avenue, the Apollo Theatre is one of London's most characteristic venues. Opening in 1901 with an American musical, The Belle of Bohemia, the theatre became well-known for hosting a string of musical comedies throughout the early 1900's. In 1908, a four-year run of Follies cemented the venue's success. Following that, the Apollo hosted variety shows up until the end of the First World War.

Throughout the 1920's, the Apollo began to host plays, including a 1928 production of R.C. Sherriff's The Journey's End, starring Laurence Olivier. Since then, works from prolific playwrights such as Noel Coward, Terence Rattigan and Ivor Novello have entertained audience.

The Apollo Theatre has upheld its tradition for staging plays rather than large-scale musicals, due to the intimate stage and auditorium. Notable productions include Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem (2010, 2011-2012), starring Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook, followed by The Madness of King George III (2012), starring David Haig and Long Day's Journey Into Night (2012). Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry starred in all-male productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night (2012), which ran in rep.

In 2013, the acclaimed stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time transferred to the venue from the National Theatre. On December 19th 2013, the play came to an abrupt end when the Balcony of the seating collapsed. Closed for restructuring until March 2014, the Apollo Theatre reopened with a Royal Court transfer of Let the Right One In. Following a hugely successful run at London's St James Theatre, new musical Urinetown (2014) transferred to the theatre in September, playing an extended run until January 2nd 2015.

2015 opened with a limited run of the Donmar Warehouse transfer of My Night With Reg, which ran for three weeks. Following that, Kristin Scott Thomas starred in a revival of The Audience, which achieved previous success at the Gielgud Theatre in 2013. Further productions included the West End premiere of Dear Lupin and Edinburgh Fringe Festival favourite Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, which was extended due to popular demand. Mischief Theatre's festive farce Peter Pan Goes Wrong flew into the theatre for a Christmas period, embarking on a tour in 2016.

2016 saw a year of action-packed theatre, opening with a transfer of Jessica Swale's rollicking comedy Nell Gwynn, starring Gemma Arterton. Later, the show picked up an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Further productions included a summer run of Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain and a London premiere of new British musical The Go-Betweenstarring Michael Crawford. Despite receiving lukewarm reviews, the musical continued until October 15th 2016. Christmas saw festive favourite Peter Pan Goes Wrong swoop back into the theatre for a strictly limited season, closing January 29th 2017.

Kick-starting the 2017 season, Patrick Marber's highly-acclaimed new production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties opens, starring Tom Hollander.

Past Shows

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong
(closed 29 Jan 2017)
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The Go-Between
(closed 15 Oct 2016)
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Horrible Histories
(closed 3 Sep 2016)

 
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Nell Gwynn
(closed 30 Apr 2016)
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Peter Pan Goes Wrong
(closed 31 Jan 2016)

 
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Dear Lupin
(closed 19 Sep 2015)
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The Audience
(closed 25 Jul 2015)
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My Night With Reg
(closed 11 Apr 2015)

 
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Urinetown
(closed 10 Jan 2015)
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Let The Right One In
(closed 30 Aug 2014)