Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN

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Relative Values

Booking until 21 June 2014

Noël Coward’s hilarious comedy, Relative Values, transfers to the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre from the Theatre Royal Bath.  Set in the early 1950s, Relative Values is about the uproarious culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy.
The show focuses on a young Earl and the controversy he stirs up at Marshwood House on announcing he is to wed a Hollywood film actress. The plot thickens as the well to do family discover that starlet’s sister is none other than the Earl’s mother’s maid..

The show stars Caroline Quentine, Leigh Zimmerman, Rory Bremner and Patricia Hodge.

Relative Values

Box Office

Discounts

Face Value Description Phone
£55.00 Top Price Tickets 0844 871 7627
£45.00 Second Price Tickets 0844 871 7627
£25.00 Balcony Seats 0844 871 7627
Face Value Price Description
£55.00 £44.99save 18% Top Price TicketsValid Monday - Thursday performances until 1 May 2014
£45.00 £33.50save 26% Second Price TicketsValid Monday - Thursday performances until 1 May 2014
£25.00 £17.00save 32% Balcony SeatsValid Monday - Thursday performances until 1 May 2014

The Importance Of Being Earnest

Booking from 27 June 2014 until 20 September 2014

Oscar Wilde’s most celebrated text, The Importance of Being Earnest is revived at the Harold Pinter Theatre by the Bunbury Company of Players. The satirical farce focuses on a case of mistaken identity as two gentlemen claim to be the rather mysterious “Ernest,” a gentlemen with the divine ability to make women fall in love with him, or so it seems!

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Box Office Contacts

Box Office:
0844 871 7627
Access Booking:
0844 871 7677
Group Booking:
0844 871 7644
Stage Door:
0207 321 5300

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History

Up until 2011 the theatre was named “The Comedy” but was renamed to honour the deceased playwright, Harold Pinter. The theatre opened in 1881 with a comic opera, The Mascotte.

Pre war performances included Raffles (1906), and Peg O’ Heart of Mine in 1914. Throughout World War One the theatre began to establish itself as home of Cochran and Charlot review shows.

The theatre sparked controversy and played a large part in overturning theatre censorship with its New Watergate Club, established in 1956. The club refused to abide by the outdated Theatres Act of 1843, meaning it staged text that had previously been banned. Notable plays staged at the theatre at this time were Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge and Tennessee Williams’ Cat on A Hot Tin Roof.

In the 90’s the theatre became home to a large number of Harold Pinter Plays including The Homecoming (1991), The Cartaker (1992), Moonlight (1995) and The Hothouse (1995.) This is perhaps another reason why theatre adopted the playwrights name in 2011.

In recent years the venue has been home to short but successful runs including Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show (2006), Birdsong (2010) and A Chorus of Disapproval (2012.)

The theatre has received amazingly good press in 2013  as revival production of Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along received the most 5 star reviews in the history of the West End and the following play Chimerica by Lucy Kirkwood, received similarly rave reviews. Both shows received Olivier Award nominations.

In 2014 the Harold Pinter Theatre sees productions of Relative Values and The Importance of Being Earnest.

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