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Playhouse Theatre

Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE, England

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An inspector calls is a great play

We were there to see the play An inspector calls. It was a very good play with good actors. We had great seats on the third row.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2016
Anna E
Stockholm, Sweden
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Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like many London theatres , the core experience is completely devalued by the unnecessarily mercenary attitude regarding the optional extras. We are all inured to the larcenous cost of a programme, when all the relevant info is equally available on one's smartphone but an at least 400% mark up on candy in tandem with ludicrously overpriced, unchilled and virtually undrinkable... More 

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see George Orwell's 1984. The play was fantastic worth a rating of 5. Wonderfully acted and staged, it was a great experience. The seats were in row A in the stalls, the front row you'd think and the theatre plan that we worked off indicated they were too. This was a huge relief as I have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

London is always a Special Place to visit for Christmas! The streets of Regent & Oxford along with the spots are all decorated. You can still find roast chestnuts near by. This year, we came to visit our daughter, studying abroad in London. Her Professor strongly recommended two London Plays as Must See: The Mousetrap (London's longest running play). We... More 

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Summary based on one evening play: -picked up a same day ticket at Tkts for An Inspector Calls -good sight lines, acoustics, and temperature control -seating was tighter than some in terms of leg room -not exactly in the heart of the theatre district

Thank Richard H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I saw an inspector calls about 15 years ago and really loved it. Now that my niece was studying it we went to see it again but as it's virtually a sell out, we could only get seats in the upper circle. The upper circle at the playhouse is easily one of the worse seating experiences I've had. It is... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A very good theatre with reasonable seating and legroom unlike some of the other old ones around London. Was not that fussed about the play but it was a reasonable time. My partner would probably give it all a 5 star review!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Went to see an inspector calls in a Tuesday afternoon matinee performance. The production was absolutely fantastic. The rain falling on stage and the fireworks and moving house created a thoroughly dramatic performance. The cast done the story a great justice and it took me back to memories of reading the priestly classic as a school kid.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

'An Inspector Calls' at the Playhouse Theatre has a fantastic set design and consummate acting, that will leave you discussing it for weeks afterwards! Forget the awfully flawed BBC version earlier this year, and treat yourself to a proper theatrical experience that will have you gasping before the final curtain. Sit as close to the stage as you can afford,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I did not read the book but it was easy to follow the play. Very well produced and very trippy - I would not advise drinking too much before watching this! The whole production was very well done, and the drinks were not too expensive for a theatre. Staff friendly.

Thank Josh G
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We were there to see the play An inspector calls. It was a very good play with good actors. We had great seats on the third row.

Thank Anna E

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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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