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The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden, but he won’t let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves. The Giant looks over his garden from his tall window. What will he do?

Don’t miss this limited run of a new folk opera, adapted from Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s story by three-time BRIT and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Guy Chambers, who has written No 1 songs for Robbie Williams including Angels, Feel and Let Me Entertain You.

Booking from: Tuesday, 10th April 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 14th April 2018
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Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan

The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party?

‘You gave me this fan today; it was your birthday present. If that woman crosses my threshold, I shall strike her across the face with it’

Booking from: Thursday, 18th January 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 7th April 2018
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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Widely considered one of the funniest plays in English, Wilde’s much loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners. ‘It is very romantic to be in love. The very essence of romance is uncertainty’

Booking from: Friday, 20th July 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 20th October 2018
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An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home.

An ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery.

Booking from: Friday, 20th April 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 14th July 2018
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Vaudeville Theatre Seating Plan

Vaudeville Theatre

Vaudeville Theatre on the Map

How to get there: (5mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Cross street where possible and go right 100 metres – it’s just after the Adelphi Theatre.

Address:
404 Strand
London
WC2R 0NH

Buses: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 68, 7A, 91, 139, 176

Nearest Underground: Covent Garden
Nearest Train: Charing Cross

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The original theatre on this site was designed by C J Phipps and opened on 16 April 1870. The theatre was subsequently reconstructed, to designs once again by C J Phipps, and reopened on 13 Janaury 1891. This theatre added the still existing four-storey high frontage in Portland stone. The theatre then closed on 7 November 1925 when the interior was completely reconstructed to designs by Robert Atkins (the auditorium was changed from a horseshoe shape to the current rectangle shape), reopening on 23 February 1926

The Vaudeville Theatre staged mostly revues in it's early days. On 5 August 1954 the musical "Salad Days" opened here having transferred from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre and stayed for 2,329 performances - becoming the longest running production in the history of the Vaudeville Theatre. Other productions here included Arnold Wesker's "Chips With Everything", Willy Russell's play "Shirley Valentine" with Pauline Collins, and more recently the Kander and Ebb musical "70, Girls, 70" with Dora Bryan and Simon Gray's play Hidden Laughter. History repeated itself when a revival of "Salad Days" opened here on 18 April 1996 with a cast that featured the cabaret duo Kit and The Widow. The production this time though only lasted 4 months, closing on 24 August 1996.