Touching the Void

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Critically-acclaimed show Touching the Void transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season this November. The play is based on Joe Simpson’s best-selling memoir about his and Simon Yates’ struggle for survival on the Siula Grande mountain in the Peruvian Andes.
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Booking until 29 February 2020

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

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Peppa Pig is going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig, and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be the best day ever! Join Peppa Pig on a fun road-trip and see your favourite character in real life! Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever plays at the Duke of York’s Theatre from November 29th.
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Booking until 5 January 2020

Blithe Spirit

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After a hugely successful run during the Theatre Royal Bath’s 2019 Summer Season, Richard Eyre’s new production of Blithe Spirit, starring comic powerhouse Jennifer Saunders, is set to transfer to the Duke of York’s theatre for a strictly limited six week run.
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Booking from 5 March 2020 until 11 April 2020
Running Time: TBC

The Doctor

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Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson gives a tour de force performance in The Doctor. The sell-out Almeida production will begin its West End transfer at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited run, opening in April 2020.

 
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Booking from 20 April 2020 until 11 July 2020
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including interval)

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:0844 871 7623
Access Booking:0844 871 7677
Group Booking:020 7206 1174
Stage Door:020 7836 4615
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History

Originally opening in 1892 as the Trafalgar Square Theatre, the venue was designed by Walter Emden before being renamed the Trafalgar Theatre in 1894 and then to the Duke of York's Theatre in 1895, to honour King George V. A Grade II listed building known for hosting a variety of plays, musicals and operas, the building is now best-known for housing straight plays under the management of ATG.

The venue's first ever production was Wedding Eve (1892), with musicals such as Go-Bang (1894), operas such as Madame Butterfly (1900) and world premieres such as JM Barrie's Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904) gracing the stage. Peter Pan returned to the venue successively each year for the next decade, once starring Noel Coward in 1912.

Early productions included The Admirable Crichton (1902) and What Every Woman Knows (1908), London Calling (1923), Easy Virtue (1926) and Home Chat (1927). Following the takeover of the theatre by ATG, the Duke of York's Theatre has hosted high quality productions such as The Rocky Horror Show, as well as successful Royal Court seasons.

Notable productions throughout the years have included Journey's End (2004-2005), The Dresser (2005), starring Nicholas Lyndhurst and Julian Glover, Hedda Gabler (2005), Embers (2006), starring Jeremy Irons, Eh Joe (2006), starring Michael Gambon and Tom Stoppard's star-studded Rock 'n' Roll (2006-2007), which included Dominic West and Rufus Sewell.

Sheridan Smith starred in Little Shop of Horrors (2007), followed by In Celebration (2007), starring Orlando Bloom. Further productions included Rent Remixed (2007-2008), starring Denise Van Outen, No Man's Land (2008-2009), A View from the Bridge (2009), starring Ken Stott, Ghost Stories (2010-2011), Posh (2012), Jumpy (2012), starring Tamsin Grieg, Constellations (2012-2013), The Judas Kiss (2013), starring Rupert Everett, and Passion Play (2013), starring Zoe Wanamaker.

Following these, Hattie Morahan starred in A Doll's House (2013), with Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (2014) scooping the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. 2015 saw productions of Neville's Island, The Nether, Hay Fever, starring Felicity KendalHetty Feather and Mark Rylance in Farinelli and the King.

A West End revival of popular children's tale Goodnight Mr Tom finished off the year, playing in rep with Peppa Pig's Surprise (2016). 2016 saw a revival of The Father transfer to the Duke of York's from Wyndham's Theatre, starring Olivier Award-winner Kenneth Cranham. Game of Thrones star Kit Harington starred in Jamie Lloyd's adaptation of Doctor Faustus, which was followed by popular comedy How the Other Half Loves, which transferred from the Theatre Royal Haymarket, starring Jenny Seagrove. 2016 rounds off with Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith starring in Ronald Harwood's The Dresser.

2017 began with an acclaimed performance of Ron Harwood's The Dresser, starring Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith. Further productions included the Olivier Award nominated The Glass Menagerie, starring Cherry Jones and directed by John Tiffany. Olivier Award-winning comedy Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour was next, after a sold-out run at the National Theatre, followed by the Almeida Theatre transfer of James Graham's play Ink, directed by Rupert Goold and starring Bertie Carvel.

Robert Icke's Mary Stuart was another Almeida transfer, arriving at the venue in January 2018, starring Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams. Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll then went on to reprise their roles in The Moderate Soprano, followed by a star-turn from Ian McKellen in King Lear, transferring from Chichester Festival Theatre. The final Almeida transfer of 2018 to grace the stage was Summer and Smoke, a revival of a lesser-known Tennessee Williams play.

2019 will see the National Theatre transfer of Laura Wade's play Home I'm Darlingstarring Katherine Parkinson. Following this will be Ibsen's play Rosmersholmstarring Hayley Atwell and Tom Burke. The UK tour of The Girl on the Train plays for four weeks. In August, the theatre will host the West End transfer of Florian Zeller's The Son, first performed at the Kiln Theatre. For the festive period, Peppa Pig's Surprise will play at the theatre.

David Greig's adaptation of award-winning true story Touching the Void comes to the theatre in November.

Past Shows

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The Son
(closed 2 Nov 2019)
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The Girl on the Train
(closed 17 Aug 2019)
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Rosmersholm
(closed 20 Jul 2019)

 
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Home, I'm Darling
(closed 13 Apr 2019)
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Summer and Smoke
(closed 19 Jan 2019)
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King Lear
(closed 31 Oct 2018)

 
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The Moderate Soprano
(closed 30 Jun 2018)
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Mary Stuart
(closed 31 Mar 2018)
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Ink
(closed 6 Jan 2018)

 
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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
(closed 2 Sep 2017)
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The Glass Menagerie
(closed 29 Apr 2017)
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The Dresser
(closed 14 Jan 2017)