The Scottsboro Boys

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Following a sell out five star run at the Young Vic in 2013 and a turn on Broadway in 2010, The Scottsboro Boys makes its much anticipated West End debut at the Garrick Theatre. The musical focuses on real life tale of the Scottsboro Boys trial, in which nine black teenagers were accused of rape in Alabama in 1931. Despite the gloomy subject matter, the tale is told among the framework of a minstrel show

 
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Booking until 21 February 2015
Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Let It Be

Let it Be
Transferring from a successful run at the Prince of Wales theatre, Let it Be transfers to the Savoy Theatre to give Beatles fans an extended chance to get their musical fix. Created to coincide with the Beatles’ formation in 1962, Let It Be is a tribute performance showcasing the popular hits of the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll sensations. Let it Be was conceived and created by Rain, the biggest Beatles tribute band to date, and takes the audience on a journey throughout the Beatles’ glory years. Starting with the band’s early music such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand”  and “She Loves You.” The show progresses to later music such as “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The production is not all music; there are some pretty cool outfit replicas as well as video projections that show snippets of the band in their heyday.
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Booking from 28 February 2015 until 27 September 2015
Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part 3

Horrible Histories pt 1
Barmy Britain is back with a brand new show full of crazy new characters and rude new rulers from Britain’s barmy past! We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!
Will King John be a martyr for the Magna Carta? Party with the Puritans and light up your life with the great fire of London! Clap along with crazy King Charles! Will you see eye to eye with Admiral Nelson? Does the Duke of Wellington get the boot ? Vomit with the vile Victorians and make a great escape from the First World War!
It’s history with the nasty bits left in !
After last year’s sell-out success we’re thrilled to welcome back the most ‘horrible’ show in the West End!
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Booking from 25 July 2015 until 5 September 2015
Running Time: 1 hour

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History

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 as well as a successful transfer of Broadway's The Scottsboro Boys from the Young Vic.

In 2015, Let It Be is set to return to the venue for a second stint.

Past Shows

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)
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Loserville
(closed 2 Mar 2013)

 
Horrible Histories
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain
(closed 6 Jan 2013)
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Chicago
(closed 1 Sep 2012)