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Playhouse Theatre

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Address: Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE, England
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An Inspector Calls

Fantastic play! I saw this play 15 years ago at The Savoy theatre after studying it at school and ever since I have wanted to see it again. So my mum and I went to see it at The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no leg room for anybody over 6ft and because it was a school play part of the GCSE, it was full of kids that didn't sit still or stop talking through the whole show my view was really restricted although it never said on the ticket, wasted night and was really looking forward to a good play,

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From start to finish this production was amazing.The water scene at the beginning was so clever,truly entertaining from start to finish.The actors were really good I couldn't fault the production. Sat in A3 seat in upper circle had perfect view and plenty of legroom and comfortable seats.Could of sat there and watched it again it was so good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was just an epic show. The acting was fantastic and the set and special effects superb. The play kept up a great pace - a testament to which was that the 100s of schoolchildren attending the night we were there managed to stay away from their mobile phones for the duration!! Would thoroughly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in London for 30th and 31st December and had tickets to watch the London Fireworks....which were A-MAZ-ING by the way! My partner chose this play for 30th and I chose Mamma Mia for 31st....being the lighter of the two choices...and more fitting, perhaps, for New Years Eve! I was really not certain that this play was for me....although... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to book to see this as my daughter is doing an Inspector Calls in her GCSEs. Our seats were in upper circle, row G, it was quite steep and there was very little leg room, saying that though, it was a quaint little theatre with lots of character. The play itself was really good, depends on what you like,... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful theatre and a wonderful play. Possibly my all time favorite play and this Stephen Daldry's adaptation of Priestly's social comment and warning is quite superb.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic play! I saw this play 15 years ago at The Savoy theatre after studying it at school and ever since I have wanted to see it again. So my mum and I went to see it at The Playhouse 2 weeks ago and it was every bit as good as I remember. It's gripping, entertaining, fantastic story with unusual... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my daughter to see this as she is studying it for GCSE. She loved it. We sat in row A of the upper circle which is restricted viewing but it was absolutely perfect. We had to lean on the rail to see but it wasn't uncomfortable. The performance was good. The upper circle is not for anyone with mobility... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to see the excellent revival of JB Priestley's "An Inspector Calls" at The Playhouse. It was our first time visiting this theatre. The acoustics were excellent and the seats were more than reasonably comfortable. We had a great time in this splendidly renovated old Edwardian era playhouse. The cast and direction were excellent and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see a performance of an Inspector Calls with my girlfriend Managed to get 2x tickets for £20 each We both thoroughly enjoyed, the performance was brilliant and very dramatic and funny. Service was lovely and all the staff were friendly and helpful!! If I'm in London again I will be checking the playhouse to see if there's a... More 

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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