Everybody's Talking About Jamie

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Layton Williams stars in  Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the West End’s Apollo Theatre. A brand new venture 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 Sheffield Crucible, the production now plays in London.
Booking until 25 January 2020
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes (with an interval)

The Snail and the Whale

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's much-loved picture book The Snail and the Whale is adapted for the stage this Christmas by the company who brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. The Snail and the Whale plays at the Apollo Theatre London during the Christmas period.
Booking from 1 December 2019 until 1 January 2020

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 5

Booking from 30 July 2020 until 29 August 2020
Running Time: 70 Minutes

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:0330 333 4809
Access Booking:0330 333 4815
Group Booking:0330 333 4809
Stage Door:020 7851 2711

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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 the venue, playing throughout 2018 and 2019.
August 2019 sees the return of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part 4. Over the Christmas period, family-friendly show The Snail and the Whale will play.

Past Shows

Operation Ouch! Live on Stage
(closed 6 Jan 2019)


Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 4
(closed 31 Aug 2018)

Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 4
(closed 26 Aug 2018)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(closed 4 Oct 2017)

Love in Idleness
(closed 1 Jul 2017)
(closed 7 May 2017)
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(closed 29 Apr 2017)

Peter Pan Goes Wrong
(closed 29 Jan 2017)
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The Go-Between
(closed 15 Oct 2016)
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Horrible Histories
(closed 3 Sep 2016)