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Gielgud Theatre
Londres
Angleterre

Construction: 1906
Topologie du théâtre
Nombre de salles actives: 1
Salle 1: (1008)    1906 - Actif
Accès
En métro: Piccadilly Circus
En bus: 14, 19 & 38
Adresse: 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Evolution
Bâtiment: The Gielgud Theatre was designed by by W.G.R. Sprague and opened on 27 December 1906 as the Hicks Theatre, named after Seymour Hicks, for whom it was built. In 1909, the American impresario Charles Frohman became manager of the theatre and renamed the house the Globe Theatre – a name that it retained for 85 years. Refurbished in 1987. During reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on the South Bank, in 1994 the theatre was renamed the Gielgud Theatre in honour of John Gielgud. Another refurbishment was completed in 2008.
Nom: 1906-1909 Hicks Theatre / 1909-1994 Globe Theatre
Propriétaire(s):
Delfont Mackintosh Theatres

Remarquable:
The elevational treatment of the block including the Queen’s Theatre - The double-height circular foyer
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(1008)    1906 - Actif

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" ferme en juin!

 Londres (Angleterre)
 Gielgud Theatre  
 ** Hors DB Theatre  
 Publié le 12 déc. 2016
Il fallait bien que cela arrive un jour… "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" va fermer au Gielgud Theatrre le 3 juin 2047! Le spectacle été né au National Theatre (Cottesloe Theatre devenu depuis lors Dorfman Theatre) en septembre 2012, avant son transfert à l'Apollo Theatre en mars 2013, puis - après l'effondrement du plafond en pleine représentation - transféré au Gielgud Theatre en juillet 2014.

La période de réservation de "The Curious Incident…" au Gielgud est étendue

 Londres (Angleterre)
 Gielgud Theatre  
 ** Hors DB Theatre  
 Publié le 04 janv. 2016
La réservation est étendue jusqu'au 29 octobre 2016

The origins of the Gielgud lie with a boot- and shoe-maker, Jack Jacobus, whose premises were in Shaftesbury Avenue, and an estate agent, Sydney Marler. In 1904 these two, in partnership, acquired a lease on the block of buildings bounded by Rupert Street, Wardour Street and Winnett Street, with a view to erecting two theatres and also expanding Jacobus’s business. They commissioned the architect W. G. R. Sprague to produce a master plan for the site, which he did by placing a theatre at each main angle, with the expanded boot and shoe holding between the two, fronting on to Shaftesbury Avenue. Jacobus and Marler were joined in their venture by the actor Seymour Hicks, after whom one of the playhouses was named. The Hicks Theatre, on the southeast angle, opened on 27 December 1906, and the Queen’s, on the southwest angle, almost a year later. Hicks, however, quickly lost interest and pulled out; as a consequence the name of the first theatre changed in 1909 to the Globe. In 1994 the reconstructed ‘Shakespeare’s Globe’ opened on Bankside within the shadow of the Tate Modern Gallery, and the older theatre was renamed in honour of the man who was one of the 20th century’s greatest British aCtors.
Sir John Gielgud, who died on 21 May 2000 aged 96, was the son of a stockbroker father and a mother who was related to the great 19th-century actress Ellen Terry. A master of classical roles, once referred to by the late Sir Alec Guinness as ‘a silver trumpet muffled in silk', he starred in a number of successful productions at the Globe. Equally at ease on stage and screen, Gielgud played many notable roles on film, Including an Oscar-winning performance as Hobson, Dudley Moore’s butler in the comedy Arthur.
Sprague’s group originally presented a lively, almost symmetrical Portland-stone faced composition to Shaftesbury Avenue; but it lasted only until 1940, when the Queen’s was badly damaged by enemy bombing. Its undamaged companion, however, continues to sit extremely comfortably with the colourful street-market and strip-bar world of Rupert Street. Its design in a free baroque style is typical of Sprague’s work, cleverly turning the corner into Rupert Street using a bowed angle, emphasized by giant Ionic columns supporting a buttressed circular tower and dome. High-level ceil-de-bceuf windows and balustrading unify the two main elevations; a subordinate 10-bay flank elevation extends along Rupert Street.
The circular entrance foyer comprises a very attractive, airy, double-height cream and gold space reminiscent of the smoking gallery at the Aldwych Theatre (also designed by Sprague), here enhanced by Ionic pilasters and puttl spandrels under a domed ceiling. The auditorium, carrying through this circular theme, is decorated in Louis XIV style, now coloured a pinky peach. The side walls to the two cantllevered balconies are dressed with paired Ionic columns, partly buried within the wall, between which roundels are placed at dress-circle level, depicting scenes including Pan playing for dancing cherubs. At the rear of the dress circle the former grand saloon, now the bar, is an extension of the overall decorative scheme. On either side of the proscenium two tiers of boxes are flanked by pedestailed Corinthian pilasters, and the 12-panel circular domed ceiling is ornamented by swags of flowers.
Of the timber stage machinery that dates from the building of the theatre, enough survives of the original four bridges, slotes and traps to illustrate Its fine quality.
The theatre opened with a production of The Beauty of Bath, starring Seymour Hicks and Ellaline Terriss; this was followed by successes penned by Somerset Maugham, Noël Coward and Ivor Novello. In 1939 John Gielgud starred in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, and from 1949 he appeared in Christopher Fry’s The Lady’s Not For Burning, Nude With Violin and The Potting Shed. Peter Hall’s production of Hamlet honoured the renaming of the theatre in 1994.

The Gielgud Theatre was designed by by W.G.R. Sprague and opened on 27 December 1906 as the Hicks Theatre, named after Seymour Hicks, for whom it was built. In 1909, the American impresario Charles Frohman became manager of the theatre and renamed the house the Globe Theatre – a name that it retained for 85 years. Refurbished in 1987. During reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on the South Bank, in 1994 the theatre was renamed the Gielgud Theatre in honour of John Gielgud. Another refurbishment was completed in 2008.

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The Stalls in the Gielgud are divided into a smaller front section and a larger rear section. Due to the height of the stage the first few rows should be avoided, as shorter audience members will struggle to see the stage. For the same price, sit a few rows back. The section fans out until row S, with rows getting wide towards the rear, meaning some seats fall just outside of the proscenium. This does not cause too many problems, although more central seats are often preferred. The section is well raked meaning that good views over heads are possible. The overhang of the Circle can feel quite low in places, and begins to affect sight lines from around row M. Depending on the production, this can cause some issues in chopping off the top of the stage. The final four rows of the section are the cheapest, and there is not much difference between rows U and V visually, so opt for the cheaper row first. The aisles are fairly wide and the venue feels comfortable throughout this section.

The Dress Circle provides excellent views of the stage, even towards the rear of the section. The shape of the seating area curves around the stage, meaning that many rows provide side on views of the stage, particularly towards the front. Although cheaper, these seats are quite restricted in places and row A should only be selected if discounted. Premium seats are towards the centre of row A (seats 12-23), but for better value, the same seats two to three rows back provide similar views of the stage. The best seats in the whole section are from 12-24, as these avoid most of the curve. The whole section is well raked, meaning views over the audience in front is mostly good. The overhang from the Upper Circle does not affect seats even at the back, and feels quite high and roomy.

Dress Circle boxes are set up at the top of the section, and are a little further back from the stage. Although the central ones are straight on, you can feel disconnected to the action.

The Grand Circle is set far back at the top of the theatre and is the highest section. Seats look directly down onto the stage and can feel quite high. The section is divided into a front and rear section, with the back half divided into a left and right side. More expensive seats are in the front three rows, towards the centre, with discounted seats following the curve of the balcony around. A safety bar runs around the edge of the balcony and can cause problems for the first two or three rows, and it is also doubled in height nearest the aisles. The section is divided by a small wall, resulting in the rear section setting back above the front and feeling even further away from the action. The rake in the front section is better than the top, but it is the curvature of the balcony that causes the most problems.

1906-1909 Hicks Theatre / 1909-1994 Globe Theatre

The elevational treatment of the block including the Queen’s Theatre - The double-height circular foyer

To Kill a Mockingbird
[21 mai 20 - Open end]

Théâtre
West End Transfer

1) To Kill a Mockingbird (West End Transfer)

Joué durant   actuellement

Première preview: jeu. 21 mai 2020
Première: jeu. 11 juin 2020
Dernière: Open end

Metteur en scène: Bartlett Sher •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Rhys Ifans (Atticus Finch) 

Commentaire: Bartlett Sher's production of To Kill A Mockingbird, adapted for the stage by Aaron Sorkin from Harper Lee's classic novel, will transfer to the Gielgud Theatre from May 2020. The production transfers following a hugely successful run on Broadway, where it starred Jeff Daniels. The West End transfer was announced on 31st October 2019, marking the one year anniversary since the production opened on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre.  (plus) 

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Théâtre
Original

39) Upstart Crow (Original)

Joué durant  2 mois

Première preview: ven. 07 février 2020
Première: mar. 18 février 2020
Dernière: sam. 25 avril 2020

Metteur en scène: Sean Foley •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: David Mitchell (Shakespeare), Gemma Whelan, Helen Monks (Susanna), Rob Rouse (Bottom), Steve Speirs (Burbage), Mark Heap (Dr John Hall), Danielle Phillips, Jason Calldender, Rachel Summers. 

Commentaire: David Mitchell stars as the Bard himself in a brand new stage adaptation of his hilarious historical TV sitcom Upstart Crow, set to open at the Gielgud Theatre in February 2020.
Written by Ben Elton, known for penning TV series such as The Young Ones and Blackadder as well as musicals We Will Rock You and Love Never Dies, the series first aired in 2016 as part of the commemorations for 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death. The show follows the writing and preparations of the premiere of Romeo and Juliet in 1592, with each episode alluding in some way to a Shakespeare play.
Mitchell will reprise his role in the show on stage as he plays Shakespeare alongside Gemma Whelan, who also reprises her role from the series as Kate, the daughter of Shakespeare’s landlord who wants to become an actor.
The stage adaptation of the TV show will be set in 1605, a point in time where Shakespeare had only written All’s Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure, leaving Britain’s greatest playwright in need of a hit. But as he battles his personal life to put pen to paper, can he fulfil his potential?  (plus) 

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West End Transfer

38) Girl From the North Country (West End Transfer)

Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: mar. 10 décembre 2019
Première: lun. 16 décembre 2019
Dernière: sam. 01 février 2020

Metteur en scène: Conor McPherson •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Daniel Bailey (Ensemble), Colin Bates (Gene Laine), Katie Brayben (Elizabeth Laine), Anna Jane Casey (Mrs Burke), Nicholle Cherrie (Ensemble), David Ganly (Mr Burke), Simon Gordon (Ensemble), Steffan Harri (Elias Burke), David Haydn (Ensemble), Rachel John (Mrs Neilsen), Sidney Kean (Mr Perry), Finbar Lynch (Reverend Marlowe), Donald Sage Mackay (Nick Laine), loria Obianyo (Marianne), Ferdy Roberts (Dr Walker), Wendy Somerville (Ensemble), Gemma Sutton (Katherine Draper), Shaq Taylor (Joe Scott), Alan Vicary (Ensemble). 

Commentaire: The Old Vic transfer this world premiere of Girl From the North Country, an electrifying new work from esteemed playwright Conor McPherson along with classic songs from Bob Dylan, to the West End at the Gielgud Theatre following its run at the Noel Coward Theatre.
The production originally ran at the Old Vic in July 2017 to wide critical acclaim for the cast, the story and the haunting arrangements of Dylan's classic numbers. It later transferred to the Noel Coward in the West End for a short run from 29th December 2017 to 24th March 2018.  (plus) 

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Concert

37) Misérables (Les) (Concert)

Joué durant  3 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: sam. 10 août 2019
Première: sam. 10 août 2019
Dernière: sam. 30 novembre 2019

Metteur en scène:  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matt Lucas, Katy Secombe, John Owen-Jones, Rob Houchen, Bradley Jaden, Shan Ako, Lily Kerhoas, Rosanna Bates, Adam Bayjou, Ciarán Bowling, Simon Bowman, Oliver Brenin, Earl Carpenter, Vinny Coyle, Samantha Dorsey, Tamsin Dowsett, Nicola Espallardo, Celia Graham, Barnaby Hughes, Holly-Anne Hull, Oliver Jackson, Christopher Jacobsen, Gavin James, Will Jennings, Ciaran Joyce, Katie Kerr, Sarah Lark, Joanna Loxton, Craig Mather, Stephen Matthews, James Nicholson, Rosa O’Reilly, Claire Parrish, Sophie Reeves, Grainne Renihan, Leo Roberts, Raymond Walsh, Gemma Wardle and Andrew York. 

Commentaire: Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas star in a special concert production of Les Miserables in London at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End.
The concert production of the Les Miserables musical opened temporarily to the Gielgud Theatre in the summer with this concert production, running from 10th August 2019 while the Queen’s Theatre, now renamed the Sondheim Theatre, is refurbished.
Michael Ball returns to the production after he starred in its London premiere at the Barbican in 1985. Ball played Marius Pontmercy in the original production, which quickly transferred to the Palace Theatre in the West End. Ball will play Javert in this special concert production of the musical.
Alfie Boe plays Jean Valjean in the musical. Ball and Boe have previously toured the country together on numerous occasions, and have released two number one albums together. Boe has previously performed the role of Jean Valjean in the musical at the Queen's in 2011.
Les Miserables In Concert also features Carrie Hope Fletcher, who heads back to where her career began as a child playing Young Eponine in the musical in 2001. She returned to the production in 2013 to play the older version of the character, and will take on the role of Fantine in the show in this concert production.
Matt Lucas also appears in the concert. The Little Britain actor takes on the role of Thénardier in the concert after he played the part at a 25th anniversary concert of the show in 2010, and then took on the role in the full West End production in 2011.  (plus) 

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West End Transfer

36) Sweat (West End Transfer)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: ven. 07 juin 2019
Première: mer. 12 juin 2019
Dernière: sam. 20 juillet 2019

Metteur en scène: Lynette Linton •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Leanne Best (Jessie), Osy Ikhile (Chris), Patrick Gibson (Jason), Wil Johnson (Brucie), Stuart McQuarrie (Stan), Clare Perkins (Cynthia), Martha Plimpton (Tracey), Sule Rimi (Evan) and Sebastian Viveros (Oscar). 

Commentaire: Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat transfers to the West End's Gielgud Theatre for a limited run of 50 performances following its sell-out UK premiere at the Donmar Warehouse.  (plus) 

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Revival

35) Company (Revival)

Joué durant  6 mois

Première preview: mer. 26 septembre 2018
Première: mer. 26 septembre 2018
Dernière: sam. 30 mars 2019

Metteur en scène: Marianne Elliott •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Rosalie Craig (Bobbie), Patti LuPone (Joanne) 

Commentaire: Frequently billed as 'the first concept musical' Company follows Bobby a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship or marriage. The show begins on his 35th birthday where we see his interactions with his best friends, five married couples and three girlfriends. The musical explores his relationships through a series of short vignettes, breaking the traditional mould of a book musical. The show was successful as it represented adult themes and reflected back the lives of New Yorkers in a way that hadn't previously been seen in commercial musical theatre.
There have been frequent attempts to stage gender-reversed and queer productions of Company, but this new production is the first to have been officially licensed by Sondheim, who has agreed to changes in the text. It is unclear at this stage how much of the musical will be changed and exactly which characters will be switched, but it will certainly offer a modern perspective on love and marriage, rather than the 1970s style that is usually attempted.  (plus) 

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Revival

34) Imperium I : Conspirator (Revival)

Joué durant  2 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: jeu. 14 juin 2018
Première: sam. 30 juin 2018
Dernière: sam. 08 septembre 2018

Metteur en scène: Gregory Doran •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec:  

Commentaire: Following his stunning RSC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (2013/14), Mike Poulton turned his pen to the thrilling world of Ancient Rome with a brand-new version of Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero Trilogy.

After a sell-out season in the Swan Theatre, Gregory Doran's epic, acclaimed productions of Imperium: The Cicero Plays, based on the bestselling Cicero Trilogy by Robert Harris and adapted by Mike Poulton, will transfer to London’s Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited Season from 14 June. Richard McCabe and Joseph Kloska will reprise their roles as Cicero and Tiro.  (plus) 

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West End Transfer

33) Ferryman (The) (West End Transfer)

Joué durant  10 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: sam. 10 juin 2017
Première: jeu. 29 juin 2017
Dernière: sam. 19 mai 2018

Metteur en scène: Sam Mendes •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O'Reilly, Bríd Brennan, Turlough Convery, Fra Fee, Tom Glynn-Carney, Stuart Graham, Gerard Horan, Carla Langley, Des McAleer, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Eugene O’Hare and Niall Wright 

Commentaire: Jez Butterworth returns to the Royal Court Theatre after The River and the multi-award winning Jerusalem with his new play The Ferryman. Directed by Sam Mendes and designed by Rob Howell. The Ferryman is developed by and co-produced with Sonia Friedman Productions. The play has been universally aclaimed by critics, receiving 5* reviews across the board. 
Tickets for The Ferryman at the Royal Court Theatre broke records, selling out in record time. It was announced that The Ferryman will transfer to the West End's Gielgud Theatre for 16 weeks from 20 June to 7 October 2017, with an opening night on 29 June 2017.   (plus) 

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West End Transfer

32) Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (The) (West End Transfer)

Joué durant  2 ans 11 mois

Première preview: mar. 24 juin 2014
Première: mar. 08 juillet 2014
Dernière: sam. 03 juin 2017

Metteur en scène: Marianne Elliott •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Graham Butler (Christopher), Vivienne Acheampong (No. 40/Punk Girl), Daniel Casey (Roger Shears), Emily Joyce (Judy), Gay Soper (Mrs Alexander), Paul Stocker (Mr Thompson), Nicolas Tennant (Ed), Tony Turner (Reverend Peters), Victoria Willing (Mrs Shears), Sarah Woodward (Siobhan) and Sam Bond, Roxanne Palmer, Mark Rawlings 

Commentaire: Le spectacle a été créé au National Theatre, dans la plus petite de leur trois salle (Cottesloe Theatre, actuellement Dorfman Theatre) du 24 juillet au 27 octobre 2012.
Vu l'énorme succès, il a été transféré dans le West End, à l' Apollo Theatre, ouvrant le 12 mars 2013, après des previews depuis le 1er mars. Le 19 décembre 2013, en pleine représentation, une partie du plafond de la salle s'effondre. Le spectacle s'arrête et ne reprendra au Gielgud Theatre, à une dizaine de mètres de l'Apollo, que le 24 juin 2014.  (plus) 

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Revival

31) Blithe Spirit (Revival)

Joué durant  2 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: sam. 01 mars 2014
Première: dim. 16 mars 2014
Dernière: sam. 07 juin 2014

Metteur en scène: Michael Blakemore •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Angela Lansbury (Madame Arcati), Janie Dee (Ruth), Charles Edwards (Charles Condomine), Jemima Rooper (Elvira), Simon Jones (Doctor George Bradman), Patsy Ferran (Edith), Serena Evans (Mrs Bradman) 

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Revival

30) Strangers on a Train (Revival)

Joué durant  3 mois

Première preview: sam. 02 novembre 2013
Première: mar. 19 novembre 2013
Dernière: sam. 22 février 2014

Metteur en scène: Robert Allan Ackerman •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Laurence Fox (Guy Haines), Jack Huston (Charles Bruno), Christian Mckay (Gerard), Miranda Raison (Anne), Imogen Stubbs (Elsie), Myanna Buring (Miriam) 

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Revival

29) Private lives (Revival)

Joué durant  2 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: sam. 22 juin 2013
Première: mer. 03 juillet 2013
Dernière: sam. 21 septembre 2013

Metteur en scène: Jonathan Kent •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Toby Stephens (Elyot Chase), Anna Chancellor (Amanda Prynne), Anthony Calf (Victor Prynne), Anna-Louise Plowman (Sibyl Chase) 

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Théâtre
Original

28) Audience (The) (Original)

Joué durant  3 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: ven. 15 février 2013
Première: mar. 05 mars 2013
Dernière: sam. 15 juin 2013

Metteur en scène: Stephen Daldry •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Helen Mirren (Queen Elizabeth II), Haydn Gwynne (Margaret Thatcher), Edward Fox (Winston Churchill - Robert Hardy had to withdraw because of injury), Paul Ritter (John Major), Michael Elwyn (Anthony Eden), Richard McCabe (Harold Wilson), Nathaniel Parker (Gordon Brown), Rufus Wright (David Cameron), David Peart (James Callaghan), Geoffrey Beevers (The Equerry ), Jonathan Coote, Ian Houghton, Charlotte Moore 

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West End Transfer

27) Chariots of fire (West End Transfer)

Joué durant  7 mois

Première preview: sam. 23 juin 2012
Première: mar. 03 juillet 2012
Dernière: sam. 02 février 2013

Metteur en scène: Edward Hall •  
Chorégraphe: Scott Ambler •  
Avec: Jack Lowden (Eric Liddell) and James McArdle (Harold Abrahams), David Beams (Head Porter/Reverend Liddell/Foster/Lord Cadogan), Isabella Calthorpe (Florence Mackenzie), Gareth Charlton (Jackson Scholz), Henry Davis (Charlie Paddock), Lloyd Everitt (Athlete), Zac Fox (Aubrey Montague), Daniel Fraser (Athlete/Jim), Nickolas Grace (Master Of Trinity/Duke of Sutherland/Colonel Keddie), Leigh Lothian (Jennie Liddell), David McGranaghan (President of Gilbert & Sullivan/Colin), Aki Omoshaybi (Athlete/Reg), Matthew Pearson (Sandy McGrath), Savannah Stevenson (Sybil Gordon), Paul Tinto (Secretary of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society), Dylan Turner (Athlete/Mr Ratcliffe ), Gabriel Vick (Robin/HRH The Prince of Wales), Simon Williams (Master of Caius), Tam Williams (Lord Andrew Lindsay) and Nicholas Woodeson (Sam Mussabini) 

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Théâtre
Original London

26) Ladykillers (The) (Original London)

Joué durant  4 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: sam. 26 novembre 2011
Première: mer. 07 décembre 2011
Dernière: sam. 14 avril 2012

Metteur en scène: Sean Foley •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Peter Capaldi (Professor Marcus), James Fleet (Major Courtney), Ben Miller ( Louis), Clive Rowe (One Round), Stephen Wight (Harry), Marcia Warren (Mrs Wilberforce) 

Commentaire: Sera repris au Vaudeville Theatre en 2013 avec une autre distribution.  (plus) 

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Revival

25) Yes, Prime Minister (Revival)

Joué durant  2 mois

Première preview: mar. 20 septembre 2011
Première: mar. 20 septembre 2011
Dernière: sam. 19 novembre 2011

Metteur en scène: Jonathan Lynn •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Simon Williams (Sir Humphrey), Richard McCabe (The Prime Minister, Jack Hacker) 

Commentaire: Transfert à Londres de la production du Chichester Festival Theatre.
Adaptation à la scène de la Sitcom TV.
Créé à Londres au Gielgu Theatre en sptembre 2010 puis repris à l'Apollo Theatre (été 2011), au Gielgud Theatre (automne 2011) et au Trafalgar Studio 1 (de juin 2012 à janvier 2013)  (plus) 

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Original London

24) Lend Me a Tenor (Original London)   

Joué durant  1 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: jeu. 02 juin 2011
Première: mer. 15 juin 2011
Dernière: sam. 06 août 2011

Metteur en scène: Ian Talbot •  
Chorégraphe: Randy Skinner •  
Avec: Matthew Kelly (Henry Saunders), Joanna Riding (Maria Marelli), Damian Humbley (Max), Michael Matus (Tito Merelli), Sophie-Louise Dann (Diana Divane), Cassidy Janson (Maggie Saunders), Gay Soper, Jane Quinn , Michelle Bishop will star as the 'Ladies of the Opera Guild', Jemma Alexander, Karen Aspinall, Natasha J. Barnes, Nick Butcher, Kelly Chinery, Sharon Eckman, Daniel Farrow, Andrew Keelan, Kara Lane, Connor McAllister, Haydn Oakley, Stephen Oliver-Webb, Ryan Pidgen, Jeremy Secomb, Emma Sewell, John Stacey, Robert Traynor, Michelle White. 

Commentaire: The show originally had a try-out at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on September 24th 2010, and was re-worked for a West End production, previewing from June 2nd. It received very mixed notices (though the producers claimed they were “mostly wonderful”) with several critics pointing out that a musical farce is hard to achieve: farce requires break-neck action, while the songs and dances tend to slow things down. For some, the songs were too bland, and Ken Ludwig’s original hugely successful play had gained nothing by being turned into a musical. For others, it was a good-hearted show that had the audiences roaring with laughter.
However, business dropped, and although bookings were being taken until November 19th, the producers decided to cut their losses and close the production on August 6th.  (plus) 

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Revival

23) Parapluies de Cherbourg (Les) (Revival)   

Joué durant  1 mois 4 semaines

Nb de représentations: 71 représentations
Première preview: sam. 05 mars 2011
Première: mar. 22 mars 2011
Dernière: sam. 21 mai 2011

Metteur en scène: Emma Rice •  
Chorégraphe: Emma Rice •  
Avec: Meow-Meow (Maitresse), Carly Bawden (Genevieve), Andrew Durand (Guy), Joanna Riding (Madame Emery), Dominic Marsh (Aunt Elise), Gareth Charlton, Aki Omoshabyi & Matt Willman (Sailors and Puppeteers), Cynthia Erivo, Laura Brydon, Gillian Budd, Chris Jenkins. 

Commentaire: This was a completely new adaptation of the Jacques Demy film “Les parapluies de Cherbourg”, which had been a complete flop in London in 1980. This new version fleshed out the story, framing it with a “narrator” in the person of Meow Meow, the cabaret artist, and rather bizarrely casting a man in the role of Guy’s Aunt Elise, as well as frequent use of a trio of hunky dancing French sailors. Like the film it remained a “sung-through” piece with a lot of sung dialogue. With the use of puppets, UV scenery, a toy car, it tended to mystify the critics rather than annoy them. It was created by the same team that had translated the film “Brief Encounter” into a West End and Broadway stage success. However, this time they failed. It had opened for try-outs at Leicester’s Curve Theatre in February, and began previews at the Gielgud on March 5th. Originally advance bookings were being accepted up to October 1st, but the show was taken off on May 21st - after an eight week run.  (plus) 

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Théâtre
Original London

22) Yes, Prime Minister (Original London)

Joué durant  3 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: ven. 17 septembre 2010
Première: lun. 27 septembre 2010
Dernière: sam. 15 janvier 2011

Metteur en scène: Jonathan Lynn •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Henry Goodman (Sir Humphrey Appleby), David Haig (Prime Minister Jim Hacker) 

Commentaire: Transfert à Londres de la production du Chichester Festival Theatre.
Adaptation à la scène de la Sitcom TV.
Sera repris à l'Apollo Theatre (été 2011), au Gielgud Theatre (automne 2011) et au Trafalgar Studio 1 (de juin 2012 à janvier 2013)  (plus) 

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21) Hair (Revival)

Joué durant  4 mois 3 semaines

Nb de représentations: 165 représentations
Première preview: jeu. 01 avril 2010
Première: mer. 14 avril 2010
Dernière: sam. 04 septembre 2010

Metteur en scène: Diane Paulus •  
Chorégraphe: Karole Armitage •  
Avec: Gavin Creel (Claude), Will Swenson (Berger), Caissie Levy (Sheila), Kacie Sheik (Jeanie), Darius Nichols (Hud), Sasha Allen (Dionne), Allison Case (Crissy), Luther Creek (Woof) , Megan Lawrence (Mother), Andrew Kober (Dad/Margaret Mead), Ato Blankson-Wood, Steel Burkhardt, Lauren Elder, Allison Guinn, Anthony Hollock, Kaitlin Kiyan, John Moauro, Brandon Pearson, Megan Reinking, Maya Sharpe, Matt DeAngelis, Phyre Hawkins, Crystal Joy, Kevin Kern , Michael James Scott, Hannah Shankman. 

Commentaire: This revival opened on Broadway in March 2009 and was almost universally acclaimed. It went on to win several awards including the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. Within six months it had recouped its entire $5,760,000 investment, becoming one of the fastest-recouping musicals in Broadway history. After a year’s run, the original cast transferred to London and a mostly new tribe took over on Broadway. However, Broadway sales dropped with this cast change and the show closed on June 27, 2010 after 29 previews and 519 regular performances. (A touring version then ran for fourteen months through the USA returning to Broadway for ten weeks in the summer of 2011)
Most of the original cast transferred to London where the show received very enthusiastic reviews and a tremendous audience reaction. Under Equity rules the American performers were only allowed to play for six months, after which they would need to be replaced by English performers. Cameron Mackintosh decided against re-casting, and the show closed on September 4, 2010 after 12 previews and 165 regular performances.  (plus) 

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20) Avenue Q (Original London)

Joué durant  9 mois 2 semaines

Nb de représentations: 327 représentations
Première preview: lun. 01 juin 2009
Première: lun. 01 juin 2009
Dernière: sam. 13 mars 2010

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19) Pirates of Penzance (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  1 semaine

Première preview: lun. 18 février 2008
Première: lun. 18 février 2008
Dernière: sam. 01 mars 2008

Metteur en scène: Peter Mulloy •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Barry Clark (Major General), Beverley Klein (Ruth), David Curry (Frederic), Deborah Meyers (Mabel), Jo Brand (Sergeant of Police), Lesley Cox ( Kate), Michael Kerry (Samuel), Sophie-Louise Dann (Edith), Steven Page (Pirate King), Victoria Ward (Isabel) 

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18) Iolanthe (Revival)

Joué durant  

Première preview: lun. 11 février 2008
Première: lun. 11 février 2008
Dernière: sam. 16 février 2008

Metteur en scène: Peter Mulloy •  
Chorégraphe: Peter Mulloy •  
Avec: Steven Page (Lord Chancellor), Bruce Graham (Earl of Mountararat) , Barry Clark (Earl Tolloller ), Donald Maxwell/Gareth Jones (Stephon), Maria Ewing (Queen of the Fairies), Sophie-Louisa Dann (Iolanthe), Lesley Cox (Celia), Jane Quinn (Fleta), Charlotte Page (Phyllis) 

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17) Mikado (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois

Première preview: mer. 30 janvier 2008
Première: mer. 30 janvier 2008
Dernière: sam. 01 mars 2008

Metteur en scène: Peter Mulloy •  
Chorégraphe: Peter Mulloy •  
Avec: Alistair McGowan ( Mikado), Nichola McAuliffe (Katisha), Andrew Rees (Nanki-Poo), Fenton Gray (Ko-Ko), Bruce Graham (Pooh-Bah), Steven Page (Pish-Tush), Charlotte Page (Yum-Yum) , Sophie-Louise Dann (Pitti-Sing), Lesley Cox (Peep-Bo) 

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16) Tell me on A Sunday (Revival)

Joué durant  10 mois

Première preview: ven. 04 avril 2003
Première: mar. 15 avril 2003
Dernière: sam. 14 février 2004

Metteur en scène: Matthew Warchus •  
Chorégraphe: Aucun •  
Avec: Denise van Outen 

Commentaire: Originally part of the “Song and Dance” double-bill staged at the Palace Theatre over 20 years ago, this had now been expanded into a stand-alone piece. It had been substantially updated (to include the internet, e-mails and mobile phones) and re-written, with the unnamed girl writing home to Mum in Ilford (originally it was Muswell Hill - in 1982 Marti Webb was far more Jewish than Essex girl Denise van Outen). The show was still presented as a one-act song-cycle, now running for 90 minutes. There was much praise for Denise van Outen, and although the material itself received a mixed reaction, the show ran ten months. The BBC critic observed, "This may be the smallest show Lloyd Webber's ever written, but the score (to appropriately conversational lyrics by Don Black) contains several of his very best songs."
During the run Marti Webb returned to her old part and, following the West End run, subsequently toured the UK with the show, alternating with Faye Tozer and Patsy Palmer.  (plus) 

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15) Boyband (Original)

Joué durant  2 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: jeu. 27 mai 1999
Première: mar. 08 juin 1999
Dernière: sam. 14 août 1999

Metteur en scène: Peter Rowe •  
Chorégraphe: Emma Victoria •  
Avec: Kevin Andrew (Adam), Tom Ashton (Matt), Daniel Crossley (Danny), Damien Flood (Sean), Stepps (Jay), Bryan Murray (Wayland), William Oxborrow, Caroline Head, Richard Taylor-Woods, Hay ley Tarmaddon 

Commentaire: This was a cross between a rock concert and a documentary account of the rise and tribulations of a fictitious boy band. Five boys, Adam, Matt, Danny, Sean and Jay are moulded into a pop-group called Freedom under the control of Wayland, their exploitative promoter. Their contract forbids smoking, drinking and sex, since nothing must threaten their squeaky-clean image. Along the way they have to deal with one band member’s drug problem, and another’s emerging homosexuality, and a developing hatred between two of the boys. All in all this story bore many similarities to real-life stories from existing groups like Take That and others. However, ultimately it was the final concert that had the audience screaming for more, since these boys really could produce the goods. As one of the critics asked, “When did you last see a boy band that can really sing?”. It ran for just ten weeks.  (plus) 

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14) Romance Romance (West End Transfer)   

Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Nb de représentations: 54 représentations
Première preview: jeu. 27 février 1997
Première: mar. 04 mars 1997
Dernière: sam. 19 avril 1997

Metteur en scène: Steven Dexter •  
Chorégraphe: Mitch Sebastian •  
Avec: Mark Adams (Alfred/Sam), Caroline O’Connor (Josefine/Monica), Linzi Hately, Michael Cantwell 

Commentaire: This was a transfer (with mostly a new cast) of the much-praised fringe production at the Bridewell from the previous September. However, what had been delightful in the tiny Bridewell, now seemed “a balding musical on a low budget” in the West End. It ran for just over six weeks.  (plus) 

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13) Mama, I Want to Sing! (Original London)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Nb de représentations: 38 représentations
Première preview: mar. 13 juin 1995
Première: mar. 13 juin 1995
Dernière: sam. 22 juillet 1995

Metteur en scène: Vy Higginsen • Ken Wydro •  
Chorégraphe: Richard Sampson •  
Avec: Doris Troy (Mama Winter), Howard McCrary (Reverend Winter). Stacy Francis (Young Doris), Joanne Campbell (Narrator), Chaka Khan (Sister Carrie), Charles Stewart (Minister of Music) 

Commentaire: This show held the record as the longest running all-black off-Broadway show, running for eight years, playing to over 3 million people and taking something like £38 million at the box office in stagings through Europe, Asia and Japan. The part of Doris Troy’s mother was played by Doris Troy herself, and the company included a 15 voice gospel choir. Generally the critics hated it! “Over-amplified, over-long, under-written, uninspired” (Sunday Express), “you end up aching for Motown and wishing the show had been about Diana Ross. Or even Jonathan Ross” (Michael Coveney in “The Observer”.)
Transfered from Cambridge Theatre  (plus) 

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Le "Globe" Theatre change de nom: "Gielgud" Theatre

En 1994, en prévision de l'ouverture en 1997 de la reconstruction du théâtre du Globe de Shakespeare sur la rive sud, et pour éviter toute confusion, le théâtre a été rebaptisé le Gielgud Theatre en l'honneur de John Gielgud.


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12) Valentine's Day (West End Transfer)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Nb de représentations: 28 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: jeu. 17 septembre 1992
Dernière: sam. 10 octobre 1992

Metteur en scène: Gillian Lynne •  
Chorégraphe: Gillian Lynne •  
Avec: Elizabeth Counsell (Mrs Clandon), John Turner (Crampton Clandon), Teresa Banham (Gloria), Edward Petherbridge (Walter), Alexander Hanson (Valentine), Edward de Souza, Amanda Dainty, Eileen Battye, Nicky Adams 

Commentaire: Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play “You Never Can Tell”, this had originated at the Minerva Studio in Chichester. It did not transfer comfortably to the larger Globe Theatre, and received very mixed reviews. It came off very quickly.  (plus) 

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11) Blue Angel (The) (West End Transfer)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Nb de représentations: 45 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer. 20 mai 1992
Dernière: sam. 27 juin 1992

Metteur en scène: Trevor Nunn •  
Chorégraphe: David Toguri •  
Avec: Kelly Hunter (Lola), Philip Madoc (Professor Raat), Judith Bruce, Sidney Livingstone, Peter-Hugo Daly, Cheryl Ferguson, Sarah Flind, 

Commentaire: Based on Josef von Sternberg’s famous film with Marlene Dietrich, this began at the RSC’s studio at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1991 and was then brought to London. By coincidence Marlene Dietrich herself had died just prior to the opening night. Despite some excellent central performances, it was generally felt that this “studio” show did not really work now that it had transferred to a full-size theatre.  (plus) 

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10) Sophisticated Ladies (Revival)

Joué durant  2 semaines

Nb de représentations: 24 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: lun. 06 janvier 1992
Dernière: sam. 25 janvier 1992

Metteur en scène: Roger Haines •  
Chorégraphe: Gillian Gregory •  
Avec: Jacquie Boatswain, Sergio Covino, Jacqueline Dankworth, Janie Dee, Jacqui Dubois, Martin Eyre, Dollie Henry, Horace Oliver, Neil Patterson, Jon Peterson, Rebecca Thornhill, Richie Pitts 

Commentaire: The London show simply failed to catch on, and closed within three weeks.  (plus) 

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9) Mitford Girls (The) (Original)

Joué durant  

Nb de représentations: 105 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: jeu. 08 octobre 1981
Dernière: Inconnu

Metteur en scène: Patrick Garland •  
Chorégraphe: Lindsay Dolan •  
Avec: Patricia Hodge (Nancy & Muv), Lucy Fenwick (Jessica), Colette Gleeson (Unity), Patricia Michael (Diana), Gay Soper (Deborah), Julia Sutton (Pamela & Nanny Blore), Oz Clarke (Tom, Hamish, Farve, Peter Rodd), Martin Chamberlain (Esmond, Consul, Hitler) 

Commentaire: First performed at the Chichester Festival Theatre July 8th. The critics hated it: “Brahms and Sherrin, having thoroughly processed their tasteless, textureless, bland and flavourless fakery, next proceed to douse it to saturation point in the more familiar sentimental melodies of the period.”  (plus) 

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8) Songbook (A tribute to Mooney Shapiro) (Original)

Joué durant  

Nb de représentations: 208 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer. 25 juillet 1979
Dernière: Inconnu

Metteur en scène: Jonathan Lynn •  
Chorégraphe: Gillian Lynne •  
Avec: David Healey (Mooney Shapiro), Anton Rodgers, Gemma Craven, Diane Langton, Andrew C.Wadsworth 

Commentaire: An absolute delight, this show received mountains of praise, but a whole evening of parody of film and musical theatre could only truly be enjoyed by an audience who understood what was being parodied. After 268 performances it finally ran out of audience.  (plus) 

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7) Long Day's Journey into Nigth (Revival)

Joué durant  2 mois 3 semaines

Nb de représentations: 68 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar. 21 décembre 1971
Dernière: sam. 11 mars 1972

Metteur en scène: Michael Blakemore •  
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Avec: Laurence Olivier, Constance Cummings, Denis Quilley, Ronald Pickup 

Commentaire: Cette série de représentations hors siège du National, se reprendront à l'Old Vic (siège du NT à l'époque) en août 1972.  (plus) 

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6) Danton's Death (Revival)

Joué durant  3 mois 3 semaines

Nb de représentations: 39 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar. 03 août 1971
Dernière: sam. 27 novembre 1971

Metteur en scène: Jonathan Miller •  
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Avec: Christopher Plummer, Gillian Barge, Louise Purnell, Frank Barrie, Tom Georgeson, Charles Kay, Ronald Pickup, Anna Carteret, Paul Curran 

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5) Tyger (Original)

Joué durant  4 mois

Nb de représentations: 39 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar. 20 juillet 1971
Dernière: sam. 20 novembre 1971

Metteur en scène: Michael Blakemore • John Dexter •  
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Avec: Denis Quilley, Gerald James, David Ryall, John Moffatt, Anthony Nicholls, Jane Wenham, Michael Turner, Maureen Lipman, Hazel Hughes, Denis Lill, Riggs O'Hara, Norman Beaton, Bernard Gallagher, Bill Fraser, Jean Boht 

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4) Amphytrion 38 (Revival)

Joué durant  4 mois 2 semaines

Nb de représentations: 47 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer. 23 juin 1971
Dernière: lun. 08 novembre 1971

Metteur en scène: Laurence Olivier •  
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Avec: Christopher Plummer, Geraldine McEwan, Constance Cummings, Richard Kay, Jeanne Watts 

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3) Rules of the Game (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  5 mois

Nb de représentations: 58 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar. 15 juin 1971
Dernière: mar. 16 novembre 1971

Metteur en scène: Anthony Page • Robert Rietty •  
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Commentaire: Cette production du NT a été jouée au New Theatre (actuellement le Gielgud Theatre)  (plus) 

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2) Biography (Original London)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Nb de représentations: 45 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer. 25 avril 1934
Dernière: sam. 02 juin 1934

Metteur en scène: Noël Coward •  
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Avec: Ina Claire, Laurence Olivier (Richard Kurt) 

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1) Fallen Angels (Original)

Joué durant  4 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar. 21 avril 1925
Dernière: sam. 29 août 1925

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Avec: Tallulah Bankhead, Arthur Wellesley, Edna Best, Gerald Ames, Mona Harrison, Austin Trevor 

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