The Entertainer

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Directed by Rob Ashford, Kenneth Branagh stars as Archie Rice in The Entertainer, a role made famous by Laurence Olivier. Featuring as the finale of the critically-acclaimed Kenneth Branagh Season at the Garrick, The Entertainer is John Osborne's post-war classic that conjures the seedy glamour of old music halls, for an explosive examination of public masks and private moments.

Book tickets now, for a run beginning August 20th at London's Garrick Theatre!

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Booking until 12 November 2016

This House

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Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things) directs striking political drama This House, which is set to open at London’s Garrick Theatre in November. Written by James Graham, who penned The Vote and Privacy, This House follows the turbulent Parliament in 1974, where fights were settled with fists and votes were won by one single count. Pertinent and relevant today, This House transfers to the West End after three years of rumours.
Booking from 19 November 2016 until 25 February 2017
Running Time: 2 Hours 55 Minutes

Potted Panto

CBBC double-act Dan and Jeff bring yet another potted production to the London stage. Following the huge success of Potted Pirates and Potted Sherlock, Potted Panto sees seven spectacular pantomimes crammed into 80 hilarious minutes. A perfect pre-Christmas treat for the entire family, don’t miss out on this fantastically festive show.
Booking from 10 December 2016 until 15 January 2017

The Miser

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Sean Foley directs Olivier Award-winning actor Griff Rhys Jones in Molière’s classic comedy The Miser at the Garrick Theatre. An all-new adaptation by Foley and Phil Porter, The Miser follows Harpagon, a family man who will stop at nothing to protect his purse-strings. From the Olivier Award-winning director of The Play What I Wrote and The Painkiller, The Miser is sure to be hilarious!
Booking from 1 March 2017 until 3 June 2017

Gangsta Granny

Neal Foster (The Best of Barmy Britain) adapts David Walliams’ beloved children’s book Gangsta Granny for the stage. Recently nominated for a UK Theatre Award, the successful stage adaptation is set to embark on a UK tour before arriving at the Garrick Theatre London for a limited summer run in 2017, beginning July 26th. From the same team who brought the Horrible Histories series to the stage, Gangsta Granny is set to be sure-fire hit!
Booking from 26 July 2017 until 3 September 2017

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The Garrick Theatre was the first British theatre to be named after an actor (David Garrick) and opened in April 1889 with The Profligate. Whilst the theatre was being built, an underground river was discovered which almost halted the completion of the building.

The Garrick was known in its early years for its presentation of melodramas and comedies, including A Pair of Spectacles (1890) which ran at the theatre for around five years. The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith followed in 1895 and was considered to be rather controversial for its time due to themes of social radicalism and free love.

Other notable early productions included The Wedding Guest (1900), a number of stage works by Rutland Barrington such as Water Babies (1902) and owner W.S Gilbert’s production The Fairy’s Dilemma (1904).

Some years later Walter Greenwood’s Love On The Dole (1935) proved a roaring success at the theatre, with the venue continuing strong throughout World War II with productions of Warn That Man (1941), Aren't Men Beasts (1942), She Follows Me About (1943) and Madame Louise (1945).

The 50’s-60’s saw productions of To Dorothy a Son (1951), a two year run of Fings Aint Wot They Used T’Be (1960) and a number of Brian Rix productions including Stand By Your Bedouin and Don’t Just Lie There Say Something.

No Sex Please, We’re British (1982) enjoyed a successful four year run at the theatre from 1982 and the National Theatre’s An Inspector Calls ran at the theatre for 6 years from 1995.

So far the 21st Century has seen productions of This is Our Youth (2002), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (2006), Bad Girls: the Musical (2007), Treats starring Billie Piper (2007), The Hurly Burly Show (2011) and Pygmalion (2011).

From 2011 the Garrick hosted a number of musicals; Chicago closed at the theatre in 2012 following a 15 year run on the West End, new musical Loserville opened and swiftly closed in 2012 and Rock of Ages ran at the theatre for almost nine months, before closing in November 2013.

Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men opened at the Garrick Theatre in November 2013 and was met with a wave of high critical praise.

2014 saw a revival of Beatles musical Let it Be (which was again revived at the venue in 2015)  as well as a successful transfer of Broadway's The Scottsboro Boys from the Young Vic.

The Garrick Theatre is now home to The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of five shows, which include The Winter's Tale, Harlequinade, Romeo and Juliet, Painkiller and The Entertainer. The season runs for just over a year between October 2015 and November 2016.

Past Shows

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Romeo and Juliet
(closed 13 Aug 2016)
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The Painkiller
(closed 30 Apr 2016)
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Red Velvet
(closed 27 Feb 2016)

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(closed 13 Jan 2016)
Let It Be
(closed 5 Sep 2015)
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The Scottsboro Boys
(closed 21 Feb 2015)

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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part 2
(closed 4 Jan 2015)
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Twelve Angry Men
(closed 14 Jun 2014)
Rock of Ages
(closed 2 Nov 2013)

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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part 1
(closed 1 Sep 2013)
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Potted Potter
(closed 21 Apr 2013)
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(closed 2 Mar 2013)