Kathy And Stella Solve A Murder!

Kathy And Stella Solve A Murder! tickets
It’s murder in the West End with the hilarious and heartwarming new musical Kathy And Stella Solve A Murder! The story of two BFFs and true crime podcasters who stumble into their very own whodunit is a “brilliantly joyful” (The Evening Standard) show that has already killed it on UK tour in Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol. Join the unlikely crimefighters as they try to crack the case at the Ambassadors Theatre.
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Booking until 14 September 2024

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button tickets
The award-winning musical has made its way to the West End after a sell-out run at Southwark Playhouse. The heartwarming story of Benjamin Button and his most curious situation has captivated audiences with its unique actor-musician cast and the spectacular soundtrack. The journey through the reimagined timeless tale is unlike anything the West End has seen before. Will Benjamin Button find a place where he belongs? Find out in the musical that is set to be popular, so grab your tickets now.
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Booking from 10 October 2024 until 15 February 2025

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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. Joanna Murray-Smith's play Switzerland transferred from the Theatre Royal Bath.

In 2019, Bernadette Robinson's show Songs for Nobodies played at the theatre. From March, the theatre will host the Almeida Theatre transfer of The Twilight Zone, based on the cult TV show. During the summer, the acclaimed production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 - The Musical transferred to the theatre. The musical is an adaptation of Sue Townsend's best-selling novel. In October, the Ambassadors housed the West End return of Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's Ghost Stories.

2020 kicked off the with the transfer of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Kunene and the King, written by and starring John Kani, alongside Anthony Sher. The Ambassadors Theatre closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, putting a new season of work by producer Sonia Friedman on hold.

The Ambassadors Theatre reopened in October 2021 with Edinburgh Fringe hit The Shark is Broken. Jonathan Bailey and Taron Egerton led a revival of Mike Bartlett's play Cock in spring 2022.

The world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's play Mad House took place at the venue in June 2022, starring David Harbour and Bill Pullman.

In December 2022, Liz Kingsman's acclaimed comic play One Woman Show transferred for a six week run after a sold out season at Soho Theatre. In 2023, Rob Madge's joyful autobiographical show My Son's a Queer (But What Can You Do?) played a limited season followed by a dramatisation of Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial and Maureen Lipman in Martin Sherman's Rose. In 2023, Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge starred in a revival of Noel Coward's Private Lives, followed by Catherine Tate and David Threlfall in The Enfield Haunting.

In March 2024, Billy Crudup made his West End debut in darkly comic thriller Harry Clarke, followed by hit comedy musical Kathy And Stella Solve A Murder! In October 2024 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button makes its West End debut after a sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse.

Past Shows

Harry Clarke
Harry Clarke
(closed 11 May 2024)
The Enfield Haunting
The Enfield Haunting
(closed 2 Mar 2024)
Private Lives
Private Lives
(closed 25 Nov 2023)

 
Rose
Rose
(closed 18 Jun 2023)

 
Liz Kingsman: One Woman Show
Liz Kingsman: One Woman Show
(closed 21 Jan 2023)
Mad House
Mad House
(closed 4 Sep 2022)
Cock
Cock
(closed 4 Jun 2022)

 
The Shark Is Broken
The Shark Is Broken
(closed 8 Feb 2022)
Baby Reindeer
Baby Reindeer
(closed 2 May 2021)
Kunene and the King
Kunene and the King
(closed 28 Mar 2020)