People, Places and Things
Transferring from the Royal Court to Wyndham’s Theatre, Hangmen is the electrifying new play from Martin McDonagh, who is widely considered to be one of Ireland’s most important living playwrights. Set on the day that hanging was abolished in England, it explores whether violence is a quality that truly can be abandoned overnight.
The Wyndhams theatre is a traditional building at the base of Charing Cross Road set amongst the hustle and bustle of Leicester Square. The theatre opened in 1988 and continues to boast its late Victorian style. The venue has been home to a number of straight plays and musicals, but is now used to housing short runs of popular new plays or transfers from other venues, such as the year long Donmar in the West End residency. The theatre is taller and shallow and offers seats over four different levels. Each level is particularly shallow, with long rows running around the balconies rather than out from the stage. Boxes at the Royal Circle level are difficult to see from, and the whole auditorium presents different degree of problems along the way. It is worth checking out which seats offer the best value for money before you book.
The Balcony in this theatre provides good views of the stage, although it does feel far back. Chose rows B and D to see over the safety rail, and look for a bargain ticket to make these seats worth your money.
Best seats are towards the front of the Dress Circle. Avoid the first row, as the curve of the balcony can be obstructive.
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Kenneth Graham and Claire Skinner star in the most celebrated play of the last decade, Florian Zeller’s The Father. The play focuses on 80 year-old Andre as he struggles with the onset of Alzheimer’s, and the audience is invited to see the world through his eyes.
Comedian Stephen Merchant makes his stage debut alongside Gavin and Stacey’s Steffan Rhodri in a revival of Richard Bean’s darkly comic 2002 play The Mentalists. Two old friends come together in a Finsbury Park Hotel room to tape a radical political message to the world.
Lindsay Posner directs an all star cast including Damian Lewis (Homeland) John Goodman (The Big Lebowski) and Tom Sturridge (Being Julia) in David Mamet’s 1975 play American Buffalo. After selling a rare buffalo nickel at his junk shop Don begins to suspect it’s worth considerably more. He and his low life friends plan a heist to retrieve the coin however they are at odds about its execution.
A View From the Bridge
A View From The Bridge is one of Arthur Miller's best known plays. It's set in 1950s New York and critiques the idea of the American Dream. Eddie Carbone, an Italian immigrant, has started a new life in New York and his Sicilian family come over to join him. But the family starts to buckle under the pressures of living in a new city, leading to one of them committing the ultimate betrayal.
King Charles III
Hot off the back of a critically acclaimed sold out run at the Almeida theatre comes Mike Bartlett’s hit new play. It imagines a future where the Queen is dead and Charles succeeds the throne to disastrous effect. The play is structured like one of Shakespeare’s history plays and written in blank verse and iambic pentameter. Directed by Rupert Goold.
Carey Mulligan will make her West End debut in this revival of David Hare’s classic play. The production is directed by Stephen Daldry and also stars Bill Nighy. Teacher Kyra Hollis is visited unexpectedly by ex lover Tom Sargeant after his wife has died, the two attempt to rekindle the flames of passion but their different ideologies stand in the way.
Following a critically acclaimed sell out run at the Donmar Warehouse Josie Rourke’s revival of Conor McPherson award winning 1997 play comes to the West End. Set in an isolated Irish pub this naturalistic play sees a group of people come together to swap ghost stories.
Barking In Essex
As an infamous gangster plans to return to their home to collect his fortune, the Packers family must come up with a plan before he arrives to take what's his. Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock star in this raucous comedy.
A man arrives to ask his girlfriend's parents for her hand in marriage in this Alan Ayckbourn comedy of mistaken identities.
Rowan Atkinson stars in this play following teachers in an English school for foreigners. The front rows of the Dress Circle offer the best views.
Dreamboats and Petticoats
The bobby socks 1950's rock and roll musical tells of first love in a simpler time. The Stalls offer a good view, particularly towards the middle of each row.
The Menier Chocolate Factory’s triumphant production of Mike Leigh’s classic comedy transfers to the West End. Set in the 1970’s Beverley and her husband host a disastrous drinks party.
The King's Speech
The Oscar winning film is returned to the stage with this production of the original play. After his brothers abdication the newly crowned King George VI must overcome his speech impediment with the help of an experimental speech therapist Lionel Logue.