Stepping Out

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Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden stars in Richard Harris’ well-known comedy Stepping Out, alongside Tracy-Ann Oberman and Tamzin Outhwaite. Directed by Maria Friedman (Merrily We Roll Along), Stepping Out is the touching tale of eight individuals who join a weekly dance class to tap their troubles away, playing at London's Vaudeville Theatre!
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WAS £55.50
NOW £34.50
Booking until 17 June 2017

The Mentor

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Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham stars as cantankerous writer Benjamin Robin, in Daniel Kehlmann’s comedy The Mentor. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Laurence Boswell, the play transfers to the West End venue following huge success at the Theatre Royal Bath. Following a successful playwright who is being paid to mentor an emerging one, The Mentor is an ongoing fight for art and the legacy of fame.
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WAS £39.50
NOW £29.50
Booking from 24 June 2017 until 2 September 2017

The Hunting of the Snark

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Jump aboard the ship set to sail on a riotous, fun adventure to find the mythical Snark! Based on Lewis Carroll’s beloved poem comes the brand new musical comedy from RGM Productions. Join a ragtag gang as they embark on the journey of a lifetime! Packed full of songs, laughter and plenty of silliness, The Hunting of the Snark plays a summer season at the Vaudeville Theatre.
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Booking from 26 July 2017 until 2 September 2017
Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:0330 333 4814
Access Booking:0330 333 4815
Group Booking:0330 333 4817
Stage Door:020 7632 9510

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History

Designed by theatre architect CJ Phipps, the Vaudeville Theatre first opened in 1870 with comedy For Love and Money and burlesque act Don Carlos or the Infante in Arms. The theatre’s opening year also saw Henry Irving achieve commercial success in James Albery’s Two Roses, which ran at the venue for 300 performances.

Subsequent successful productions included comedy Our Boys (1875), which ran for 500 shows. In 1889, Thomas Thorne demolished the houses behind the venue in order to expand the building. It reopened in 1891 with Woodbarrow Farm, followed by a revival of Our Boys (1892), The French Maid (1898) and Bluebell in Fairyland (1901).

The 20th century saw comedies and musicals performed including J.M. Barrie’s Quality Street (1902), The Cherry Girl (1903), The Catch of the Season (1904), The Belle of Mayfair (1906), The Girl in the Train (1910) and Baby Mine (1911). Throughout the First World War, a variety of musical revues and light entertainment took place, before the building closed in 1925.

The Vaudeville reopened in 1926 after refurbishment, with a revue show called R.S.V.P., followed by The Bread-Winner (1930). Record-breaking musical Salad Days transferred to the venue in the late 1950’s, conceded by Chips with Everything (1959).

Later productions included The Bride Comes Back (1960), Shout for Life (1963), Arsenic and Old Lace (1966), Ray Cooney’s Move Over Mrs Markham (1971), Out on a Limb (1976), Noel Coward’s Present Laughter (1981) and Blithe Spirit (1986), Shirley Valentine (1988) and Kander and Ebb’s musical 70, Girls, 70 (1991).

A successful revival of Salad Days played at the venue in 1996, followed by Macaulay Culkin in Madame Melville (2000), Ray Cooney’s Caught in the Net (2001) and Stomp (2002-2007), which later transferred to the Ambassadors Theatre. Subsequent shows included Swimming with Sharks (2007-2008), The Importance of Being Earnest (2008), starring Penelope Keith and The Deep Blue Sea (2008).

By this time, the theatre had become renowned for a quick turnover of plays and comedies, with notable productions including The Female of the Species (2008), Piaf (2008-2009), Woman in Mind (2009), starring Janie Dee, Duet for One (2009), starring Juliet Stevenson, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (2009-2010) and many short-running stints from comedians and entertainers.

2010 saw a variety of productions, including Private Lives, starring Kim Cattrall, The Prisoner of Second Avenue and An Ideal Husband, starring Samantha Bond. 2011 featured In a Forest, Dark and Deep, Broken Glass, starring Anthony Sher, Swallows and Amazons and Master Class (2012).

Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw (2012) played, starring Omid Djalili, followed by Anna Friel in Uncle Vanya (2012), Great Expectations (2013), The Ladykillers (2013), The Duck House (2013-2014), starring Ben Miller, Handbagged (2014), Forbidden Broadway (2014), The Wind in the Willows (2014-2015), Di and Viv and Rose (2015), starring Tamzin Outhwaite, Samantha Spiro and Jenna Russell and Oppenheimer (2015).

David Suchet famously appeared in The Importance of Being Earnest in 2015, with Dawn French’s popular autobiographical comedy 30 Million Minutes following. Bill Bailey then performed his tour Limbo Land (2015-2016), which was conceded by Broadway comedy Hand to God (2016), starring Janie Dee and Harry Melling.

2016 saw a lukewarm revival of Hobson’s Choice, starring Martin Shaw, David Baddiel’s hit comedy My Family: Not the Sitcom and Dead Funny, with Steve Pemberton and Katherine Parkinson. 2017 saw a short stint from comedy Boys in the Band, starring Mark Gatiss, and a revival of comedy Stepping Out, starring Amanda Holden and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

Past Shows

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The Boys in the Band
(closed 18 Feb 2017)
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Dead Funny
(closed 4 Feb 2017)
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Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes
(closed 22 Oct 2016)

 
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Hobson's Choice
(closed 10 Sep 2016)
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Hand To God
(closed 30 Apr 2016)

 
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Bill Bailey: Limboland
(closed 17 Jan 2016)
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The Gruffalo
(closed 3 Jan 2016)
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Dawn French 30 Million Minutes
(closed 5 Dec 2015)

 
The Importance of Being Earnest 100x150 Vaudeville
The Importance Of Being Earnest
(closed 7 Nov 2015)
I Believe in Unicorns
I Believe In Unicorns
(closed 30 Aug 2015)
Just Jim Dale
Just Jim Dale
(closed 20 Jun 2015)