Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part 5

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part 5 tickets
Experience a dastardly display of our perilous past as Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain - Part 5 arrives at the Apollo Theatre, London in July 2021. The Horrible Histories team will be reviving all manor of famous faces, from wacky characters to the most rotten of rules. Equal parts educational and highly entertaining, don't miss this latest instalment in the Horrible Histories franchise.
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Booking until 28 August 2021
Run time is 70 minutes (no interval)

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie tickets
Noah Thomas stars in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at London's Apollo Theatre. A new musical created by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, the show follows a young boy struggling to find his feet in the modern world. After receiving huge acclaim during its initial run at the Sheffield Crucible, the production now plays in London. This smash-hit British musical will be shimmying its way back into the spotlight in the West End for a socially-distanced run of performances at the Apollo Theatre. This is the perfect show to enjoy a night of feel-good escapism.
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Booking until 26 September 2021
Run time is 2 hours 35 minutes (including an interval)

Magic Goes Wrong

Magic Goes Wrong tickets
The Olivier-nominated comedy show Magic Goes Wrong has conjured up a brand new West End home, transferring to the Apollo Theatre this autumn. Created by Mischief Theatre and magic legends Penn & Teller, the show follows a group of hapless magicians as they try to stage a charity fundraiser. Magic Goes Wrong follows the hugely successful The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery as Mischief Theatre's sixth West End show.
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Booking from 21 October 2021 until 27 February 2022
Run time is 2 hours 10 mins (including an interval)

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History

Located on Shaftesbury Avenue, the Apollo Theatre is one of London's most characteristic venues. Opening in 1901 with an American musical, The Belle of Bohemia, the theatre became well-known for hosting a string of musical comedies throughout the early 1900's. In 1908, a four-year run of Follies cemented the venue's success. Following that, the Apollo hosted variety shows up until the end of the First World War.

Throughout the 1920's, the Apollo began to host plays, including a 1928 production of R.C. Sherriff's The Journey's End, starring Laurence Olivier. Since then, works from prolific playwrights such as Noel Coward, Terence Rattigan and Ivor Novello have entertained audience.

The Apollo Theatre has upheld its tradition for staging plays rather than large-scale musicals, due to the intimate stage and auditorium. Notable productions include Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem (2010, 2011-2012), starring Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook, followed by The Madness of King George III (2012), starring David Haig and Long Day's Journey Into Night (2012). Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry starred in all-male productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night (2012), which ran in rep.

In 2013, the acclaimed stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time transferred to the venue from the National Theatre. On December 19th 2013, the play came to an abrupt end when the Balcony of the seating collapsed. Closed for restructuring until March 2014, the Apollo Theatre reopened with a Royal Court transfer of Let the Right One In. Following a hugely successful run at London's St James Theatre, new musical Urinetown (2014) transferred to the theatre in September, playing an extended run until January 2nd 2015.

2015 opened with a limited run of the Donmar Warehouse transfer of My Night With Reg, which ran for three weeks. Following that, Kristin Scott Thomas starred in a revival of The Audience, which achieved previous success at the Gielgud Theatre in 2013. Further productions included the West End premiere of Dear Lupin and Edinburgh Fringe Festival favourite Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, which was extended due to popular demand. Mischief Theatre's festive farce Peter Pan Goes Wrong flew into the theatre for a Christmas period, embarking on a tour in 2016.

2016 saw a year of action-packed theatre, opening with a transfer of Jessica Swale's rollicking comedy Nell Gwynn, starring Gemma Arterton. Later, the show picked up an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Further productions included a summer run of Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain and a London premiere of new British musical The Go-Betweenstarring Michael Crawford. Despite receiving lukewarm reviews, the musical continued until October 15th 2016. Christmas saw festive favourite Peter Pan Goes Wrong swoop back into the theatre for a strictly limited season, closing January 29th 2017.

Kick-starting the 2017 season, Patrick Marber's highly-acclaimed new production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties plays, starring Tom Hollander. Following this, performances include renowned performer Mikhail Baryshnikov in one man show Brodsky/Baryshnikov and Olivier Award-winning actress Eve Best in Terence Rattigan's comedy Love in Idleness, opposite Anthony Head and Edward Bluemel, directed by the legendary Trevor Nunn. Late 2017 saw Hollywood stars Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell take to the stage in a revival of Tennessee Williams' domestic drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae's smash-hit new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie later transferred to the venue in November 2017 following a successful premiere in Sheffield. Running in the daytime, August 2019 saw the return of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part 4. Over the Christmas period, family-friendly show The Snail and the Whale played.

The Apollo Theatre closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It reopened in October 2020 with social distancing measures in place, before closing its doors again in December 2020. Comedian Adam Kay brought his acclaimed one-man show This is Going to Hurt to the theatre, alongside long-running musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie.

Past Shows

The Snail and the Whale
The Snail and the Whale
(closed 5 Jan 2020)
Operation Ouch! Live on Stage
Operation Ouch! Live on Stage
(closed 6 Jan 2019)

 
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(closed 7 Oct 2017)
Love In Idleness
Love In Idleness
(closed 1 Jul 2017)

 
Brodsky/Baryshnikov
Brodsky/Baryshnikov
(closed 7 May 2017)
Travesties
Travesties
(closed 29 Apr 2017)
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
(closed 29 Jan 2017)

 
The Go-Between
The Go-Between
(closed 15 Oct 2016)
Nell Gwynn
Nell Gwynn
(closed 30 Apr 2016)