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Nombre de places: 1200
Nombre de balcons: 2

Accès

En métro: Piccadilly Circus
En bus: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13 ,14, 15, 19, 22, 38, 53, 88, 94, 159
Adresse: 16 Denman Street, London, W1D 7DY

Evolution

Bâtiment: 1928. Theatre built on site of derelict stables and a pub to the designs of Bertie Crewe and Edward A. Stone, for the Piccadilly Theatre Company
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Propriétaire(s):

Ambassador Theatre Group

Remarquable:

Mural panels in the Ladies' Bar by Stuart Robertson and Phillip O'Reilly, painted in 1988

 

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Prochainement

Spectacle(s) actuel(s)

Jersey Boys (Revival)
Joué durant  2 ans 7 mois 2 semaines actuellement

Première preview: ven 14 mars 2014
Première: ven 14 mars 2014
Réservation ouverte jusqu'au: dim 23 octobre 2016
Dernière: Open end


Metteur en scène:
Des McAnuff •  
Chorégraphe:
Sergio Trujillo •  
Avec:

 

Commentaire:

This turned out to be much more than a jukebox musical, and was superbly directed as a kind of show-business documentary saga moving across the decades and also providing concert-style performance interludes of some of the best-loved songs of the era. It opened on Broadway in November 2005 and won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The London production was re-created by the New York team, and won an Olivier as the Best New Musical of 2008.
18/3/2008 - 9/3/2014: Pricne Edward - London
14/3/2014 - ??? : Piccadilly Theatre - London  (plus) 

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Dirty Dancing (Revival)
Joué durant  7 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: sam 13 juillet 2013
Première: sam 13 juillet 2013
Dernière: sam 22 février 2014


Metteur en scène:
Sarah Tipple •  
Chorégraphe:
Kate Champion •  
Avec:

Jill Winternitz (Baby Houseman), Paul-Michael Jones (Johnny Castle), Charlotte Gooch (Penny Johnson), Colin Charles (Tito Suarez), James Coombes (Dr. Jake Houseman), Mark Faith (Mr Schumacher), Stefan Menaul (Neil Kellerman), Julia J Nagle (Marjorie Houseman), Michael Remick (Max Kellerman), Wayne Smith (Billy Kostecki) , Emilia Williams (Lisa Houseman) , Jonathan Cordin, Gemma Fuller, Rebecca Hodge, Faisal Khodabukus, Callum Nicol, Rosa O'Reilly, Adam Philpott, Kate-Emma Portlock, Stephanie Powell, Joseph Prouse, Aaron Richardson, Claire Rogers, Russell Smith, Lizzie Stavrou, Will Tyler, Tara Verloop 

Commentaire:

  

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Viva forever (Original)
Joué durant  6 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: mar 27 novembre 2012
Première: mar 11 décembre 2012
Dernière: sam 29 juin 2013


Metteur en scène:
Paul Garrington •  
Chorégraphe:
Lynn Page •  
Avec:

 

Commentaire:

  

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Ghost - The musical (Original London)
Joué durant  1 an 2 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: ven 24 juin 2011
Première: mar 19 juillet 2011
Dernière: sam 06 octobre 2012


Metteur en scène:
Matthew Warchus •  
Chorégraphe:
Ashley Wallen •  
Avec:

Siobhan Dillon (Molly Jensen), Mark Evans (Sam Wheat), Sharon D Clarke (Oda Mae Brown), Andrew Langtree (Carl Bruner), Ivan de Freitas (Willie Lopez), Craig Stein (Subway Ghost), Ashley Knight (Hospital Ghost), Lisa Davina Phillip (Clara) and Jenny Fitzpatrick (Louise), Paul Ayres, Darren Carnall, Samuel Edwards, Callum Francis, Francesca Hoffman, Louise Lawson, Scott Maurice, Spencer O'Brien, Olivia Phillip, Jennifer Saayeng, Kirstie Skivington, Spencer Stafford, Rebecca Trehearn, Jez Unwin, Amy Webb and Sally Whitehead. 

Commentaire:

Reviews for the production were mixed, although there was unanimous praise for the amazing special effects by Paul Kieve. However, the public word-of-mouth was strong, attendances continued to grow, and the show received five Olivier nominations. In January 2012 Mark Evans and Siobhan Dillon took over the leads while Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy began rehearsals for a Broadway transfer. The Broadway production opened on April 23rd 2012 (previews from March 15th). The role of Oda Mae was performed by
Da’Vine Joy Randolph (who had played the role in the West End in December and January whilst Sharon D. Clarke was on leave.)  (plus) 

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Grease (Revival)
Joué durant  3 ans 8 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: mer 25 juillet 2007
Première: mer 08 août 2007
Dernière: sam 30 avril 2011


Metteur en scène:
David Gilmore •  
Chorégraphe:
Arlene Phillips •  
Avec:

Matthew Goodgame (Danny), Carina Gillespie (Sandy), Jamie Capewell (Kenickie), Siubhan Harrison (Rizzo), Bennett Andrews (Sonny), Robyn Mellor (Marty), Susannah Allman (Patty), Jason Capewell (Teen Angel/Vince Fontaine) ,Kerry Winter ( Jan), David O'Reilly (Roger), Michael Pickering (Doody), Zoe Doano (Frenchy), Matthew Russell-Jones (Eugene), Nancy Hill (Miss Lynch), Kristina MacMillan (Cha Cha) 

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Guys and Dolls (Revival)
Joué durant  1 an 10 mois 2 semaines

  (773 représentations)

Première preview: jeu 19 mai 2005
Première: mer 01 juin 2005
Dernière: sam 14 avril 2007


Metteur en scène:
Michael Grandage •  
Chorégraphe:
Rob Ashford •  
Avec:

Ewan McGregor (Sky Masterton), Jane Krakowski (Miss Adelaide), Douglas Hodge (Nathan Detroit), Jenna Russell (Sarah Browne), Martyn Ellis (Nicely-Nicely), Cory English (Benny), Niall Buggy, Norman Bowman, Matthew Cole, Sevan Stephan 

Commentaire:

Il s'agit de la version co-produite par le Donmar Warehouse. This revival was very different in approach from the hugely successful National Theatre version, but it was generally regarded as equally as exciting and enjoyable. Ewan MacGregor came in for some mixed reviews, and most of the plaudits were for the American choreographer, Rob Ashford, for creating some of the most exciting dancing to be seen in the West End. Cast changes during the run saw Nigel Harman replace Ewan McGregor, and Nigel Lindsay and Neil Morrissey take over as Nathan Detroit. At the end of its first year further cast changes included Patrick Swayze as Nathan Detroit, Adam Cooper as Sky Masterton, Claire Sweeney as Miss Adelaide, and Kelly Price promoted from the chorus to take over as Sarah Brown. The production ran for almost
two years, and closed on April 14th 2007.  (plus) 

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Jailhouse Rock (Original)
Joué durant  1 an

  (420 représentations)

Première preview: ven 26 mars 2004
Première: lun 19 avril 2004
Dernière: sam 23 avril 2005


Metteur en scène:
Rob Bettinson •  
Chorégraphe:
Drew Anthony •  
Avec:

Mario Kombou (Vince Everett), Roger Alborough (Hawk), Lisa Peace (Peggy van Aulden), Gilz Terera (Quickly), Annie Wensak (Mama Everett), Dominic Colchester, Melanie Marcus, Mark Roper, Gareth Williams, 

Commentaire:

Based on the classic 1957 Elvis Presley film, this was adapted for the stage by the same team that created the successful “Buddy”. However, Lieber & Stoller refused permission for any of their film songs to be used (on the grounds they were planning their own stage version), and the Presley estate refused permission for any reference to Elvis himself. Accordingly the musical content became a collection of some 20 or so of the lesser know Elvis numbers and several generic 50s hits with no actual reference to Elvis Presley himself. The show was praised for its energy, and ran for a year.  (plus) 

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Jumpers (West End Transfer)
Joué durant  3 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: ven 14 novembre 2003
Première: jeu 20 novembre 2003
Dernière: sam 06 mars 2004


Metteur en scène:
David Leveaux •  
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

Simon Russell Beale (George Moore), Essie Davis (Dorothy) 

Commentaire:

Transfert de la version du National Theatre créée en juin 2003 au Lyttelton Theatre. Sera transféré à Broadway en avril 2004.  (plus) 

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Ragtime (Original London)
Joué durant  2 mois 3 semaines

  (101 représentations)

Première preview: sam 08 mars 2003
Première: mer 19 mars 2003
Dernière: sam 14 juin 2003


Metteur en scène:
Stafford Arima •  
Chorégraphe:
Candace Jennings •  
Avec:

Maria Friedman (Mother),Graham Bickley (Tateh), Dave Willetts (Father), Kevyn Morrow (Coalhouse), Emma Jay Thomas (Sarah), Iain Davey (Henry Ford), Samuel James (Houdini), Mark McKerracher (JP Morgan), Susie McKenna (Emma Goldman), Rebecca Thornhill
(Evelyn Nesbit) 

Commentaire:

Based on the novel by E.L.Doctorow, this show opened in Toronto in 1966, and was re-staged the following year in Los Angeles. In January 1998 the show was given its Broadway production at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts in a cast that included Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie and Audra McDonald. It ran for 861 performances, winning many major awards, but closed suddenly in January 2000 when the producers were declared bankrupt. The London production, though highly praised, did not succeed, closing after just 101 performances.  (plus) 

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Roméo et Juliette, de la haine à l'amour (Revival)
Joué durant  3 mois

Première preview: ven 18 octobre 2002
Première: lun 04 novembre 2002
Dernière: sam 08 février 2003


Metteur en scène:
 
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

Roméo (Romeo) : Andrew Bevis (Gary Tushaw, Simon Bailey) / Juliette (Juliet) : Lorna Want ou Zara Dawson (Amy Creighton, Carly Tancredi) / Benvolio : Matt Dempsey (Tim Walton, Gary Tushaw) /
Mercutio : Rachid Sabitri (Simon Bailey, Tim Walton) / Tybalt : Alexis James (Matthew Wolfenden, Magnus Engqvist) / Lady Montaigu (Lady Montague) : Lousie Davidson (Susie Fenwick, Tamsin Stewart) / Lady Capulet : Michele Hooper (Louise Davidson, Melanie Tate) / La Nourrice (The Nurse) : Jane Mcdonald (Melanie Tate, Susie Fenwick) / Comte Capulet (Lord Capulet) : David Bardsley (James Graeme, Chris Middlebrook) / Comte Montaigu (Lord Montague) : James Graeme (Chris Middlebrook, Lez Dwight) / Frère Laurent (Friar Lawrence) : Sévan Stephan (Hadrian Delacey, Chris Midlebrook) / Le Prince de Vérone (The Prince) : Michael Cormick (Lez Dwight, Hadrian Delacey) / Paris : Tim Walton (Magnus Engqvist, Matthew Wolfenden) / Le Poète : n'apparaît pas dans cette production / La Mort : n'apparaît pas dans cette production
Danseurs : Simon Bailey, Chloë Bell, Jo Cavanagh, David Christopher, Amy Creighton, Stuart Dawes, Zara Dawson, Hadrian Delacey, Lez Dwight, Magnus Engqvist-James, Susie Fenwick, Nic Ineson, Martin Matthias, Chris Midlebrook, Ebony Molina, Tamsin Stewart, Carly Tancredi, Melanie Tate, Gary Tushaw, Tamara Wall, Matthew Wolfenden 

Commentaire:

The French original - “Roméo et Juliette: de la Haine à l'Amour” - with music and lyrics by Gérard Presgurvic premiered in Paris in January 2001, and was hugely successful. It received a Flemish-language production in Belgium and then this English-language London version. There was some praise for Jane McDonald, better known as the accidental star of the BBC documentary “The Cruise”, and all agreed she turned out to be unexpectedly good and the best thing in the show. However, from there onwards, it was all downhill. Samples of the dialogue included: “Lady Montague is in a right state” and “Romeo’s dipping his wick in the old man’s daughter”. Samples of the lyrics included: “Now she’s in love and everything has changed/ Her feelings and her hair have all been re-arranged” and “Forbidden love comes at a price/But it is worth the sacrifice” Samples of the reviews included: “Witless, banal, clumsily staged, abysmally written and often buttock-clenchingly embarrassing” and “Aficionados of all-time great bad musicals had better make haste. This one is a real collector’s item”. It was unanimously accorded major disaster status, and limped on just 14 weeks. However, M. Presgurvic need not have been too depressed by his London failure. Since then, it has been translated into Hungarian, Russian, German, Spanish, Romanian and Japanese, and has been produced in a dozen different countries ranging from Canada to South Korea. It has been particularly successful in Vienna and Eastern Europe.  (plus) 

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My one and only (Original London)
Joué durant  5 mois 1 semaine

  (183 représentations)

Première preview: sam 09 février 2002
Première: lun 25 février 2002
Dernière: sam 03 août 2002


Metteur en scène:
Loveday Ingram •  
Chorégraphe:
Craig Revel Horwood •  
Avec:

Tim Flavin (Captain Billy Buck), Janie Dee (Edythe), Hilton McRae (Prince Nikki), Jenny Galloway (Mickey), Richard Calkin (Revd. Montgomery), Richard Lloyd King (Mr Magix), Paul J. Medford, Horace Oliver, Mykal Rand, Omar F. Okai, Kevin Brewis. 

Commentaire:

This show started life as a revival of the Gershwins’1927 musical “Funny Face”, but by the time it opened in New York in May 1983 it had been given a new story, cut half the original songs and added numbers from other Gershwin shows); and had gone through 4 directors and 6 librettists. Given a new title, “My One and Only”, ran for 767 Broadway performances starring Twiggy and Tommy Tune. Its UK premiere was at Chichester in July 2001, and transferred to the West End. It generally received good notices, with special praise for the choreography but only managed 183 performances and a five month run.  (plus) 

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La Cava (Reprise)
Joué durant  5 mois 2 semaines

  (192 représentations)

Première preview: lun 21 août 2000
Première: lun 21 août 2000
Dernière: sam 03 février 2001


Metteur en scène:
Steven Dexter •  
Chorégraphe:
Mitch Sebastian •  
Avec:

Oliver Tobias (King Roderic), Julie-Alanah Brighten (Florinda), David Bardsley (General Espatorias), Daniel Redmond (Somal), Paul Keating (Agon), Patrick Romer (Archbishop), Joshua Bancel (Tariq), Richard Woodford (Marcus), Marilyn Cutts, Luke Evans 

Commentaire:

Dana Broccoli was the widow of the legendary producer of the James Bond films, and a successful novelist in her own right. This lavishly funded production was magnificently staged with spectacular battle-scenes. The notices were mixed, though generally they tipped towards the view that the audience would certainly get its money’s worth and lovers of great romantic, spectacular over-blown epics would have a great night’s entertainment. After seven weeks at the Victoria Palace it transferred to the Piccadilly Theatre and finally closed after a total run of eight months, closing February 3rd, 2001  (plus) 

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Spend Spend Spend (Original)
Joué durant  9 mois 4 semaines

  (342 représentations)

Première preview: mar 05 octobre 1999
Première: mar 12 octobre 1999
Dernière: sam 05 août 2000


Metteur en scène:
Jeremy Sams •  
Chorégraphe:
Craig Revel Horwood •  
Avec:

Barbara Dickson (Viv Nicholson), Rachel Leskovac (Young Viv), Steve Houghton (Keith), Jeff Shankley (George), Jonathan Bum, Tania Caridia, Susan Fay, Kate Harbour, Marjorie Keys, Gary Milner, Craig Nicholls, Stuart Nurse, Stuart Pendred, Robin Samson, Jeff Shankley, Nicola Sloane, Duncan Smith, Jamie Somers, Mary Stockley , Paul Thomloy. 

Commentaire:

The musical had its first performance in 1998 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The London production opened in October and ran until August in the following year. It won the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards as Best Musical, and Barbara Dickson won the Olivier Award for the Best Actress in a Musical. It ended on August 5th 2000 - a run of over nine months.  (plus) 

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4 Steps to Heaven (Original)   
Joué durant  2 mois

  (72 représentations)

Première preview: mar 27 juillet 1999
Première: jeu 29 juillet 1999
Dernière: sam 02 octobre 1999


Metteur en scène:
Keith Strachan •  
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

Peter Howarth (Roy Or bison), Rebel Dean (Elvis Presley), Kludo White (Eddie Cochran), Reuven Gershon (Buddy Holly) 

Commentaire:

Notes: In the first half each singer had a solo spot, re-creating the famous hits but with each section ending with appropriate images - plane crashes, etc. In the second half all four were re-united for a “heavenly group” concert. The production had been on a UK tour and came into the West End because of a gap in the Piccadilly’s programming. The London Evening Standard critic said: “ Rock’n’roll will never die, but it isn’t looking too healthy at the Piccadilly. In this compilation tribute concert, unconvincing lookalikes impersonate dead rock legends. . . and murder their songs”. It ran for nine weeks.  (plus) 

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Elvis, the musical (Revival)
Joué durant  2 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: mer 18 juin 1997
Première: jeu 19 juin 1997
Dernière: sam 13 septembre 1997


Metteur en scène:
Carole Todd • Keith Strachan •  
Chorégraphe:
Carole Todd •  
Avec:

Alexander Bar (Young Elvis), Fergus Moriarty (Middle Elvis), Michael Dimitri (Older Elvis), 

Commentaire:

This was back in the West End for the second time, with some cast changes, following its UK tour.  (plus) 

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Mack and Mabel (Revival)
Joué durant  7 mois 3 semaines

  (270 représentations)

Première preview: mar 24 octobre 1995
Première: mar 07 novembre 1995
Dernière: sam 29 juin 1996


Metteur en scène:
Paul Kerryson •  
Chorégraphe:
Michael Smuin •  
Avec:

Howard McGillin (Mack), James Smillie (Mack à partir de février), Caroline O'Connor (Mabel), Kathryn Evans (Lottie), Jonathan D. Ellis (Frank), Philip Herbert (Fatty), Graham Hubbard (Kleinman), Alan Mosley (Fox), Julia Parrott (Ella), Ray Scott-Johnson (William Desmond Taylor) 

Commentaire:

This had been a spectacular two month flop on Broadway in 1974, despite leading stars Robert Preston and Bernadette Peters, directed by Gower Champion. It had occasional touring and stock revivals in America but seemed unlikely to come to the West End. In 1984 the Olympic ice skaters Torvill and Dean used the overture as music for their gold-medal winning performance, and then the radio disc-jockey David Jacobs began promoting the album, claiming, quite rightly, it was one of the very best and most ignored of musical scores. Finally, 21 years after its Broadway premiere, a production was mounted at Leicester Haymarket and brought into the West End. The book had been revised to create a happy ending (in the original Mabel Normand died), and some new songs were added, but the book proved to be the problem. The songs were great, yet the show didn’t really hang together. It managed a seven month run during which Howard McGillan was replaced with James Smillie.  (plus) 

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Only the Lonely (Original)
Joué durant  1 an 2 semaines

Première preview: mar 27 septembre 1994
Première: mar 27 septembre 1994
Dernière: dim 15 octobre 1995


Metteur en scène:
Bill Kenwright • Ian Kellgren •  
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

Larry Branson (Roy Orbison), James Carroll Jordan (Bobbie Blackburn), Stephen Tremblay (Wesley Orbison), Martin Glyn-Murray (Bruce Springsteen), Catherine Porter (Claudette, Mrs Orbison) Sophy Ackroyd , Paul Besterman, Shelley Blond, Rob Jarvis, Kevin Jones, Dave Mayberry, Anne Smith 

Commentaire:

Larry Branson bore an uncanny resemblance to Roy Orbison and had toured the USA for several years in a tribute show. In May 1995 the cast was joined by P. J. Proby with his own 15 minute spot, and the show underwent a few changes, being re-named “The Roy Orbison Story”. The show transferred to the Whitehall Theatre in October 1995 and finally closed on March 10th 1996.  (plus) 

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Piaf (Revival)
Joué durant  6 mois

Première preview: lun 13 décembre 1993
Première: lun 13 décembre 1993
Dernière: sam 18 juin 1994


Metteur en scène:
Peter Hall •  
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

 

Commentaire:

  

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Robin, Prince of Sherwood (Original)
Joué durant  2 mois 3 semaines

  (109 représentations)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer 03 février 1993
Dernière: dim 02 mai 1993


Metteur en scène:
Bill Kenwright •  
Chorégraphe:
Henry Metcalf •  
Avec:

Mike Holoway {Robin Hood), Peter Howarth (Sheriff of Nottingham), Anne Smith (Morgana), Liz Cumick (Maid Marion), Peter Lawrence (Earl ofLoxley), Nicholas Pound (King Richard), Joe Connors (Guy of Gisbournme), Paul Collis, Steven Varnom, Adrian Beaumont, Alan Gear, Adam Bell, Ashley Heech 

Commentaire:

This show followed th appalling “Which Witch” into the Piccadilly, and the critics had a field day deciding which was the bigger disaster. Like the earlier Robin Hood flop, Lionel Barfs “Twang”, this was condemned as tacky panto, with “musical moments of heavily miked mediocrity … and with lyrics of sanctimonious unction”  (plus) 

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Which witch (Original London)
Joué durant  1 mois 4 semaines

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: jeu 22 octobre 1992
Dernière: sam 19 décembre 1992


Metteur en scène:
Piers Haggard •  
Chorégraphe:
Will Tuckett •  
Avec:

Benedicte Adrian (Maria Vittoria), Graham Bickley (Bishop Daniel), Stig Rossen (Anton Fugger), Vivien Parry (Anna Regina), Sara Weymouth, Leo Andrew, Gay Soper, Jahn Teigen, Issy van Randwyck, Paul Gyngell, Derek Cullen, Michael McLean 

Commentaire:

Originally a concert piece performed in Bergen in 1987, this became a best-selling album in Scandinavia and was turned into a full-scale stage musical. However, the production was jaw-droppingly awful. The best remembered scene - the Act One finale - saw a stage full of flying devils, with huge flapping genitals, having graphic sex with many three-breasted witches. Despite package tours from Scandinavia and a much-publicised visit from King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, the show lasted just ten weeks. It received the most damning series of critical reviews anyone could remember. Some critics suggested it was Norway’s revenge for always coming bottom in the Eurovision Song Contest, especially since Jahn Teigen (legendary receiver of “nul point” in 1978 ) appeared as the Executioner with a song called “Who do you want to bum?”. According to Sheridan Morley in the “Herald Tribune”: “Years from now, stunned members of the first-night audience will be holding reunions to try to recall whether ‘Which Witch’ was really as appalling as it first appeared. It was, it was.”  (plus) 

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Moby Dick (Original London)
Joué durant  3 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: mar 17 mars 1992
Première: mar 17 mars 1992
Dernière: sam 04 juillet 1992


Metteur en scène:
Robert Longden •  
Chorégraphe:
Anthony Lapsey •  
Avec:

Tony Monopoly (Dorothy Hyman/Ahab), Hope Augustus (Lolita/Esta/Tashtego), Jayne Collins (Trixie/Starbuck), Jackie Crawford (Cora/Pip/Chilean), Theresa Kartell, Leigh MacDonald, Joanne Redman, Dawn Spence, Earl Tobias, Mark White, Emma Priest, John Tobias 

Commentaire:

The show generally met with critical howls of derision. Cameron Mackintosh kept the show running for 15 weeks in the hope of building up some kind of cult following – but it finally succumbed to the inevitable. Over the years it would acquire a “legendary flop” status.  (plus) 

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Rocky Horror Show (The) (Revival)
Joué durant  11 mois 1 semaine

  (20 previews)  (392 représentations)

Première preview: lun 16 juillet 1990
Première: lun 16 juillet 1990
Dernière: sam 22 juin 1991


Metteur en scène:
Robin Lefevre •  
Chorégraphe:
Stuart Hopps •  
Avec:

Tim McInnery (Frank N. Furter), Jonathan Adams (Narrator), Adrian Edmondson (Brad), Gina Bellman (Janet), Linda Davidson (Columbia), Gordon Kennedy (Eddie/Dr. Scott), Edward Tudor-Pole (Riff Raff), Mary Maddox (Magenta/Trixie), Adam Caine (Rocky), Zallie Burrow (Phantom)
Notable celebrities have been cast including Tim McInnerny, Anthony Head, Robin Cousins, Jason Donovan and Jonathan Wilkes as Frank N. Furter and TV's Craig Ferguson as Brad Majors. 

Commentaire:

For the past eight years the Theatre Royal Hanley/Kenneth More Theatre production of “Rocky Horror Show” had been touring the UK non-stop with
enormous success, breaking box office records everywhere and creating its own nation-wide cult following. On several occasions the tour had been invited to stage a West End season, but Richard O’Brien regularly refused permission, and decided to stage a revival under his own management.
Under standard rules at the time, a West End revival meant a 50 mile radius of London embargo on any provincial productions, thus forcing the touring production to end. Adam Caine (as Rocky) was the only member of the original tour invited to appear in the West End revival. This revival ran for just under a year.  (plus) 

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King, a Musical Testimony (Original)
Joué durant  1 mois

  (58 représentations)

Première preview: sam 07 avril 1990
Première: lun 23 avril 1990
Dernière: sam 26 mai 1990


Metteur en scène:
Clarke Peters •  
Chorégraphe:
Dianne McIntyre •  
Avec:

Simon Estes (Martin Luther King), Cynthia Haymon (Coretta King), Godfrey James (Billy), George (Clarke Peters), Leon Greene (Lyndon B. Johnson) 

Commentaire:

This was a deeply troubled show. Before the opening night writers, directors, a producer, a leading actor had all either walked out or been sacked following rows over racial politics, money or artistic content. Maya Angelou wanted her name removed from the credits saying “it takes a black man to write about a black man and there hasn’t been a single black man in the writing of this show”. Martin Luther King’s widow, Coretta, initially had strong objections to the show and attempted to ban the impersonation of herself. Once it had opened, the show was criticised for its lack of drama and character. The book and the production itself were described as “an insignificant offering. . . of such banality it is a crime against humanity... melodramatic Jim Crowism... with little dramatic flair and less depth.” It closed after six weeks with losses of around £3 million.  (plus) 

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A Little Night Music (Revival)
Joué durant  4 mois 2 semaines

  (144 représentations)

Première preview: ven 06 octobre 1989
Première: ven 06 octobre 1989
Dernière: sam 17 février 1990


Metteur en scène:
Ian Judge •  
Chorégraphe:
Anthony Van Laast •  
Avec:

Madame Armfeldt - Lila Kedrova / Desiree Armfeldt - Dorothy Tutin /
Fredrika Armfeldt - Debra Beaumont / Frid, her manservant - David Hitchen / Fredrik Egerman - Peter McEnery / Henrik Egerman - Alexander Hanson / Anne Egerman - Deborah Poplett / Petra, their maid - Sara Weymouth / Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm - Eric Flynn / Countess Charlotte Malcolm - Susan Hampshire / Malla - Mandi Martin / Osa - Susan Paule / Mrs. Nordstrom - Dinah Harris / Mrs. Anderssen - Hilary Western / Mrs. Segstrom - Susan Flannery / Mr. Erlanson - Michael Bulman / Mr. Lindquist - Martin Nelson 

Commentaire:

This production was originally produced at the Chichester Festival Theatre  (plus) 

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Metropolis (Original)
Joué durant  6 mois

  (214 représentations)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer 01 mars 1989
Dernière: sam 02 septembre 1989


Metteur en scène:
Jerome Savary •  
Chorégraphe:
Tom Jobe •  
Avec:

Brain Blessed (John Freedman), Judy Kuhn (Maria/Futura), Graham Bickley (Steve), Jonathan Adams {Warner), Paul Keown (Jeremiah), Stiffyn Parri (George), Lindsay Danvers (Jade), Colin Fay (Groat), Megan Kelly (Lake), Robert Fardell (Marco), Lucy Dixon (Lulu), Kevin Power, Gael Johnson 

Commentaire:

Based on the 1927 Fritz Lang film, the musical version has changed some of the names and given the story a new ending. In spite of breathtaking scenery by Ralph Koltai, and a lavish production, the show received very mixed notices and came off after just six months, losing its entire £2.5 million investment. The authors did a lot of work rewriting the show and did get some provincial USA productions.  (plus) 

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** Hors DB Musical (Original)
Joué durant  5 mois 1 semaine

  (104 représentations)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: lun 15 août 1988
Dernière: sam 21 janvier 1989


Metteur en scène:
Wayne A. Findlay •  
Chorégraphe:
Henry Metcalf •  
Avec:

Naomi Eyers, Alison Jiear, Lisa Shipley (The Fabulous Singlettes), with David Glynde, Gordon Marshall, Ant Glynn, John Gustafson, Jason McDermid, Wayne Findlay 

Commentaire:

No plot, but nostalgic evening of songs from the Sixties from the
Australian group Th Fabulous Singlettebacked by theiboyfriends.
Repris au Comedy Theatre en 1990.  (plus) 

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Blues in the Night (West End Transfer)
Joué durant  9 mois 4 semaines

  (346 représentations)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: lun 28 septembre 1987
Dernière: sam 23 juillet 1988


Metteur en scène:
Sheldon Epps •  
Chorégraphe:
Sheldon Epps •  
Avec:

Cast: Carol Woods, Debbie Bishop, Maria Friedman, Peter Straker 

Commentaire:

This was a heavily revised version which was much praised at the Donmar and transferred for a successful run to the Piccadilly.  (plus) 

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Lady Day (West End Transfer)
Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar 21 avril 1987
Dernière: sam 06 juin 1987


Metteur en scène:
Stephen Stahl •  
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

Dee Dee Bridgewater (Billie Holliday) 

Commentaire:

The life and songs of Billie Holliday received a virtuoso performance from American jazz singer, Dee Dee Bridgewater.
She was nominated for an Olivier Award for this performance. Earlier in her career she had won the 1975 Tony Award for her appearance on Broadway in “The Wiz”. Later in her career she would be appointed an Honorary United Nation Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organisation in African countries.
Transfer from The Donmar Warehouse 25 February 1987 to 4 April 1987  (plus) 

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A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum (Revival)
Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

  (49 représentations)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: ven 14 novembre 1986
Dernière: sam 27 décembre 1986


Metteur en scène:
Larry Gelbart •  
Chorégraphe:
George Martin •  
Avec:

Frankie Howerd (Pseudolus), Patrick Cargill (Senex), Betty Benfield (Domina), Graeme Smith (Hero), Ronnie Stevens (Hysterium), Fred Evans (Marcus Lycus), Derek Royle (Erronius), Leon Greene (Miles Gloriosus), Lydia Watson (Philia), Max Cane (Protean), Richard Drabble (Protean), Chris Eyden (Protean), Julie and Tracy Collins (Geminae), Elizabeth Elvin (Gymnasia), Claire Lutter (Tintinnabula), Sharon Stephens (Vibrata), Billi Wylde (Panacea) 

Commentaire:

This production transferred from Chichester where it had been an independent “guest” production. The Chichester management claimed they
had expected an entirely new production and not a “carbon-copy” of the original from 25 years ago, since fashions had changed. The London management blamed the flop on too much American competition in the London musical scene and pointed out that Chichester’s own in-house “Annie Get Your Gun” had also been a recent London flop.  (plus) 

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Mutiny (Original)
Joué durant  1 an 2 mois

  (526 représentations)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: lun 22 juillet 1985
Dernière: sam 20 septembre 1986


Metteur en scène:
Michael Bogdanov •  
Chorégraphe:
Christopher Bruce •  
Avec:

David Essex (Fletcher Christian), Frank Finlay (Captain Bligh), David Oakley (William Elphinstone), Shaun Curry (Boatswain), Frank Olegarion (King Hiti-Hiti), Nicola Blackman (Queen Hittimahana), Sinitta Renet (Maimiti) 

Commentaire:

This started as a 1983 concept LP by David Essex which spawned a Top Ten hit record, “Tahiti”. The stage version was lavish, featuring a fully rigged sailing ship mounted on a hydraulic system and “sailing” spectacularly to and fro. The music was pastiche marches, sea-shanties and hornpipes. The initial reviews were damning: “Disaster at sea”, “Bounty in Blunderland”, “A sinking showboat” - but somehow the producers found the money to keep it running. As it entered its second year it was announced that David Essex would be replaced by David Cassidy but a sudden decision was made and the show closed abruptly in September. It had lost all its original investment and more due to high running costs.  (plus) 

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Pump Boys and dinettes (Original London)
Joué durant  8 mois 2 semaines

  (302 représentations)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar 25 septembre 1984
Dernière: sam 08 juin 1985


Metteur en scène:
David Taylor •  
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

Paul Jones (Jim), Brian Protheroe (L.M.) , Gary Holton (Eddie), Julian Littman (Jackson), Kiki Dee (Rhetta), Carlene Carter (Prudie) 

Commentaire:

The show ran on Broadway for 15 months, winning many awards and a Tony Nomination. The West End production took over from the financially disastrous “Y” at the Piccadilly, but was still presented as an “after-dinner” attraction with the stalls used for pre-show dining. It was performed in a more conventional setting when it transferred to the Albery. Cast changes during its run included Joe Brown, Clodagh Rodgers, Peter Duncan, Lyndsey de Paul, Jeremy Clyde and Chad Stuart.
Transfered to Albery Theatre  (plus) 

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Y - A musical spectacular (Original)
Joué durant  1 an 1 mois

Première preview: lun 27 juin 1983
Première: lun 27 juin 1983
Dernière: sam 28 juillet 1984


Metteur en scène:
Jean-Marie Rivière •  
Chorégraphe:
Molly Malloy •  
Avec:

Arturo Brachetti, Nicola Kimber, Ward Alexander, Bunty Bailey, Patrick Kealey, Kit & The Widow, Fiona Lewis, Adrian Richard Swerhun, Gillian Winn 

Commentaire:

In 1983, "I", this much-heralded “dinner theatre and cabaret” show was a “new” kind of entertainment. All the seats in the stalls had been removed and the evening started with a meal and some fringe entertainment from the waiters. Later (a kind of “second doors”) the non-eating public were admitted to the circles and the cabaret began.
The show was built around a series of spectacular magic tricks by the young quick-change artist, Arturo Brachetti. The auditorium walls were covered in “eyes” - reflecting the name of the show. Some of the complicated tricks failed to work properly, technically things kept falling apart - even the serving of the food failed to finish in time for the proposed start of the show. The production was withdrawn,and completely re-directed and re-staged. Given a new title “Y”, it opened two months later.
The new production worked much better. Arturo Brachetti, who was said to change costume 80 times in the show, and all the grand illusions were successfully staged. The show featured things like a Dracula-type scene where Veronica of Battersea is sawn in half by the wicked Count Alboretto, and then a chorus of heavenly fairies attempt to put the pieces back together again; a Venetian scene with gondolas and Casanova; a Pierrot scene with a flying Pierrot; a Ziegfeld-meets-Crazy-Horse scene with scantily clad tigers and panthers and a lot of whipping; some original music and a lot of miming to “standards”. All over the theatre were a series of eyes that lit up and winked throughout (these were left over from the previous incarnation “I”.) It was all very spectacular, exotic and over the top. No one quite knew what to make of it, but its sheer novelty value proved to be an attraction and it ran for a year. Arturo Brachetti was nominated for a Society of West End Theatre Award.  (plus) 

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I (Original)
Joué durant  

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer 16 mars 1983
Dernière: Inconnu


Metteur en scène:
Arturo Brachetti •  
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

 

Commentaire:

This much-heralded “dinner theatre and cabaret” show was a “new” kind of entertainment. All the seats in the stalls had been removed and the evening started with a meal and some fringe entertainment from the waiters. Later (a kind of “second doors”) the non-eating public were admitted to the circles and the cabaret began.
The show was built around a series of spectacular magic tricks by the young quick-change artist, Arturo Brachetti. The auditorium walls were covered in “eyes” - reflecting the name of the show. Some of the complicated tricks failed to work properly, technically things kept falling apart - even the serving of the food failed to finish in time for the proposed start of the show. The production was withdrawn,and completely re-directed and re-staged. Given a new title “Y”, it opened two months later.  (plus) 

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Gypsy (Original London)
Joué durant  9 mois 1 semaine

  (300 représentations)

Première preview: mar 29 mai 1973
Première: mar 29 mai 1973
Dernière: sam 02 mars 1974


Metteur en scène:
Arthur Laurents •  
Chorégraphe:
Robert Tucker •  
Avec:

 

Commentaire:

  

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Man of la Mancha (Original London)
Joué durant  

  (253 représentations)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer 24 avril 1968
Dernière: Inconnu


Metteur en scène:
 
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

 

Commentaire:

  

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Oliver! (Revival)
Joué durant  

  (391 représentations)

Première preview: mer 26 avril 1967
Première: mer 26 avril 1967
Dernière: Inconnu


Metteur en scène:
 
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

 

Commentaire:

  

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Skin of Our Teeth (The) (Revival)
Joué durant  

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer 11 septembre 1946
Dernière: Inconnu


Metteur en scène:
Laurence Olivier •  
Chorégraphe:
 
Avec:

Vivien Leigh (Sabina), George Devine (Mr. Antrobus), Esther Somers (Mrs. Antrobus). 

Commentaire:

Peu de temps après l'ouverture au Phoenix Theatre, la pièce est partie en UK-Tour pour 4 semaines, avant une tournée européenne de 6 semaines.
Le spectacle est repris en septembre 1946 au Picadilly Theatre.
Elle sera jouée lors d'un Australian Tour en 1948 (en même temps que la tournée australienne de l'Old Vic Company).  (plus) 

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