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Pressure

Pressure

D-Day, June 1944. The Allied forces led by General Eisenhower are poised to launch. 350,000 lives are at stake and the decision of whether or not to attack comes down to the most important weather forecast of all time.

Booking from: Thursday, 7th June 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 1st September 2018
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All or Nothing The Mod Musical

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All or Nothing The Mod Musical

1965. A new phenomenon erupted out of London’s East End. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod.

All Or Nothing – The Mod Musical follows the rise and demise of Small Faces, the band who encapsulated all that was Mod – a unique blend of taste and testosterone, clothes-obsessed and street-wise – but most of all, a dedication to rhythm ‘n’ blues.

Booking from: Tuesday, 24th April 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 2nd June 2018
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Ambassadors Theatre Seating Plan

Ambassadors Theatre

Ambassadors Theatre on the Map

How to get there: (5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left up to West Street. The theatre’s on your left past St Martin’s Theatre.

Address:
West Street
London
WC2H 9ND

Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

Nearest Underground: Leicester Square

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A small theatre with an equally small stage - the depth of the stage is only 6.25metres. The inimate auditorium has a proscenium arched stage which suits revue style productions. The Ambassadors and the St Martin's next door where conceived as companions by their architect WGR Sprague in 1913 - although the St Martin's was delayed by three years. The theatre changed its name to The New Ambassadors Theatre in 1999.

The Ambassadors is perhaps best known as the original home of the Agatha Christie thriller "The Mousetrap" which opened here on 25 November 1952 - and stayed until 25 March 1974 when it moved next door to the St Martin's. Notable productions after this include 84 Charing Cross Road and a transfer of The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Christopher Hamptons play "Les Liasons Dangereuses". More recent productions have included revivals of "The Killing of Sister George" (with Miriam Margolyes) and "Dames at Sea" (with Kim Criswell, Sara Crowe and Peter Duncan).

The theatre was used by The Royal Court Theatre between 1996 and 1999 to stage their 'Theatre Upstairs' studio based work while their own theatre in Sloane Square underwent major reconstruction. Since June 1999 the theatre has been used to present short seasons of both new work and revivals.