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.
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Booking until 25 February 2017
Running Time: 2 Hours 55 Minutes

Potted Panto

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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.
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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!
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Booking from 1 March 2017 until 3 June 2017

Tape Face

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Silent comedy sensation Tape Face arrives at London’s Garrick Theatre, for a strictly limited seven-week season in 2017. Previously known as The Boy with Tape on His Face, Tape Face is a phenomenal creation by New Zealander Sam Wills, who combines silent film, mime and magic to bring a jaw-dropping comedy act to the stage. Prepare to laugh and cry at this mesmerising performance, opening June 6th 2017.
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Booking from 6 June 2017 until 22 July 2017
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Gangsta Granny

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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!
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Booking from 26 July 2017 until 3 September 2017

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History

London's Garrick Theatre was the first West End theatre to be named after an actor, opening in April 1889 with The Profligate. Named after acclaimed Shakespeare actor David Garrick, the theatre is built above the underground which means you can occasionally hear trains pass throughout performances. Whilst being built, an underground river was discovered, almost halting the completion of the building.

The Garrick Theatre is best-known for presenting a range of melodramas, comedies and straight plays, including A Pair of Spectacles (1890) which ran at the theatre for five years. The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith (1895) followed and was considered to be rather controversial for its time, due to themes of social radicalism and free love.

Early notable productions included The Wedding Guest (1900), Water Babies (1902) owner W.S Gilbert’s production The Fairy’s Dilemma (1904) and Love On The Dole (1935). The venue continued throughout the Second World War, with Warn That Man (1941), Aren't Men Beasts (1942), She Follows Me About (1943), Madame Louise (1945) and a later production of Born Yesterday (1947), which was directed by Laurence Olivier.

Later productions featured To Dorothy a Son (1951), a two year run of Fings Ain't Wot They Used T’Be (1960), as well as Ira Levin's thriller Deathtrap (1978-1981), No Sex Please, We’re British (1982) which enjoyed a successful four year run at the theatre. The National Theatre’s An Inspector Calls ran at the theatre for 6 years from 1995.

Moving into the 21st century, shows such as This is Our Youth (2002), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (2006), Bad Girls: the Musical (2007), Treats (2007) starring Billie Piper, The Hurly Burly Show (2011) and Pygmalion (2011). Hit musical Chicago (2012) opened at the theatre, following a 15 year run at various West End venues. There was a brief stint from new musical Loserville (2012), followed by Rock of Ages (2013).

2014-2015 saw a range of productions pass through the theatre, including Martin Shaw in Twelve Angry Men (2013-2014), Horrible Histories (2015), Broadway's The Scottsboro Boys (2015), which transferred from the Young Vic, and Beatles' tribute Let It Be (2015).

Between 2015 and 2016, the Garrick Theatre hosted the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, who presented a total of five critically-acclaimed shows throughout the course of the year, winning the Lebedev Award at the Evening Standard Awards 2016. Productions included The Winter's Tale, starring Dame Judi Dench and Kenneth BranaghHarlequinade, starring Zoe WanamakerRomeo and Juliet, starring Lily James, Richard Madden and later Freddie Fox, The Painkiller, starring Rob Brydon and The Entertainer, starring Kenneth Branagh.

Political thriller This House rounds off 2016, playing in rep with children's show Potted Panto. 2017 sees Griff Rhys Jones star in The Miser, followed by comedy sensation Tape Face and the stage adaptation of David Walliams' novel Gangsta Granny.

Past Shows

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The Entertainer
(closed 12 Nov 2016)
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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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Harlequinade
(closed 13 Jan 2016)
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Let It Be
(closed 5 Sep 2015)

 
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The Scottsboro Boys
(closed 21 Feb 2015)
Horrible Histories
Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part 2
(closed 4 Jan 2015)
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Twelve Angry Men
(closed 14 Jun 2014)

 
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Rock of Ages
(closed 2 Nov 2013)
Horrible Histories
Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part 1
(closed 1 Sep 2013)
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Potted Potter
(closed 21 Apr 2013)