Eugenius!

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Booking from 27 October 2018 until 5 January 2019
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Switzerland

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Fans of the classic thriller, don’t miss the award-winning Switzerland when it settles into Ambassadors Theatre. This is the gripping tale of novelist Patricia Highsmith and an unannounced visitor with a mysterious purpose. Written by Joanna Murray-Smith, it stars Phyllis Logan and Calum Finlay.

Songs for Nobodies

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A glittering tribute to five icons of musical history, Songs for Nobodies is a one-woman show written by Joanna Murray-Smith and performed by Bernadette Robinson. Be serenaded by the songs of Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf and Maria Callas.
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Booking from 9 January 2019 until 23 February 2019
Running Time: 90 minutes

The Twilight Zone

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The Twilight Zone transfers to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre, primed to spook and unsettle its audiences in grand style. Adapted by Anne Washburn from the TV series of the same name and directed by Richard Jones, the show premiered at Almeida Theatre in December 2017 where it received critical acclaim. The Ambassadors run kicks off in March 2019.
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Booking from 4 March 2019 until 1 June 2019

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Access Booking:020 7395 5405
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History

The Ambassadors Theatre is relatively young in comparison with other West End theatres, built as part of a pair with the adjacent St Martin’s Theatre. Whilst there were some early productions such as Odds and Ends (1914) and Pell Mell (1916), the rate of producing dwindled during the onset and aftermath of World War I.

After the First World War, a number of performers established their careers on the Ambassador Theatre stage, including Ivor Novello in Debrau (1921), Vivien Leigh in The Mask of Virtue (1935) and Hermione Gingold who starred in If (1921). Following these acclaimed performances, three revue shows took place: Sweet and Low (1943), Sweeter and Lower (1944) and Sweetest and Lowest (1946).

Revue shows defined the early to mid 20th century, until Agatha Christie’s thriller The Mousetrap famously made its world premiere in 1952. The whodunit ran at the Ambassadors Theatre for a hugely impressive 22 years, before transferring across the road to the St Martin's Theatre. The Mousetrap continues to this day, and is the West End's longest-running show.

As the popular play transferred, the venue saw shorter runs of plays such as Journey's End (2005) and musicals such as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2004) and Little Shop of Horrors (2007).

Towards the end of 2007, Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell's ever-popular dance-come-musical Stomp transferred from the Adelphi to the Ambassadors, and over the years smaller shows have run at alternative times, including Broadway musical The Secret Garden (2016) and The Very Hungry Caterpillar (2016). The Ambassadors Theatre is also the resident venue for the National Youth Theatre, who have produced productions such as Wuthering Heights (2015) and Private Peaceful (2014).

A variety of productions played limited performances, with The Very Hungry Caterpillar returning in 2017, alongside several National Youth Theatre productions, whilst Stomp continued at the venue.

Following the closure of long-running entertainment show Stomp, the Ambassadors Theatre established its name as a producing house with the transfer of the National Theatre's critically-acclaimed Beginning, followed by a transfer of new musical All or Nothing - The Mod Musicalwhich moved over from the Arts Theatre. Further productions included a short run of Anthony Horowitz's Mindgame and a transfer of David Haig's critically-acclaimed wartime thriller, Pressure.

Past Shows

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Foxfinder
(closed 20 Oct 2018)
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Pressure
(closed 1 Sep 2018)
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Mindgame
(closed 2 Jun 2018)

 
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All or Nothing - The Mod Musical
(closed 12 May 2018)
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Beginning
(closed 24 Mar 2018)
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Eugenius!
(closed 4 Mar 2018)

 
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
(closed 7 Jan 2018)
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Stomp
(closed 6 Jan 2018)
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
(closed 7 Jan 2017)

 
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The Secret Garden
(closed 31 Aug 2016)
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The Confessions of Gordon Brown
(closed 30 Jul 2014)