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History

One of London's smaller venues, the Menier Chocolate Factory is best-known for housing musicals that typically transfer to the West End. Home to the Menier Chocolate Company in the 1870's, the venue was only developed from a derelict factory into a theatre in 2004. In 2005, the Menier received the Peter Brook Empty Space and Up and Coming Venue Award.

Opening with Anthony Shaffer's Murderer (2004-2005), the building played host to musicals such as Jonathan Larson's Tick, Tick... Boom! (2005), but found major success with Sunday in the Park with George (2005), winning five Olivier Awards and transferring to Wyndham's Theatre in 2006 and later to Broadway

Since then, notable productions have included Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years (2006), Little Shop of Horrors (2006),  which transferred to the Duke of York's Theatre starring Sheridan Smith, Total Eclipse (2007), Roger Lloyd-Pack in Dealer's Choice (2007), which later transferred to Trafalgar Studios and La Cage aux Folles (2008), starring Philip Quast and Douglas Hodge, which also transferred to the West End's Playhouse Theatre.

Further productions included Maria Friedman Re-Arranged (2008), which transferred to Trafalgar Studios, The Common Pursuit (2008), They're Playing Our Song (2008), A Little Night Music (2009), Forbidden Broadway (2009), Victoria Wood's Talent (2009), Sweet Charity (2010), starring Tamzin Outhwaite, Aspects of Love (2010), Caryl Churchill's A Number (2010), starring Timothy West and Samuel WestPippin (2012) and Abigail's Party (2012), which transferred to Wyndham's Theatre.

2013 saw a wildly successful year at the Menier Chocolate Factory as it hosted five star sell out productions of Merrily We Roll Along, The Color Purple, and Candide. Merrily We Roll Along transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre, garnering more five star reviews than any other show in the history of the West End, winning the Olivier Award for Best Revival.

Subsequent productions included David Baddiel’s Fame: Not The Musical (2014), Forbidden Broadway (2014), Assassins (2015), Dinner With Saddam (2015), David Baddiel's My Family: Not the Sitcom and New York's Into the Woods (2016). A revival of Broadway musical She Loves Me rounds off 2016, starring Scarlett Strallen.

Past Shows

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Into the Woods
(closed 17 Sep 2016)

David Baddiel: My Family - Not The Sitcom
(closed 25 Jun 2016)
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Dinner with Saddam
(closed 14 Nov 2015)

 
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Communicating Doors
(closed 27 Jun 2015)
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Buyer & Cellar
(closed 2 May 2015)
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Assassins
(closed 6 Mar 2015)

 
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Fully Committed
(closed 15 Nov 2014)
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Forbidden Broadway
(closed 16 Aug 2014)
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David Baddiel - Fame Not The Musical
(closed 23 May 2014)

 
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Two Into One
(closed 26 Apr 2014)
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Candide
(closed 22 Feb 2014)
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The Lyons
(closed 16 Nov 2013)