April 12, 2013
Lenny Henry stars in August Wilson’s great American drama Fences at the Duchess Theatre.
Following his triumphant performance as Othello in the West End, Lenny Henry takes on the lead role of Troy Maxson in August Wilson’s compelling drama about black American family life.
Lenny Henry delivers a blistering performance that has won him wide critical acclaim playing Troy Maxson, the once gifted athlete who was denied his shot at the big time.
Set between the Korean and Vietnam wars, Fences is a powerful account of a family trying to hold itself together and of what happens when a strong man is robbed of his dreams.
Directed by Paulette Randall, the play also stars Tanya Moodie, Terence Maynard, Colin McFarlane, Peter Bankole and Ashley Zhangazha.
**** “[Lenny Henry] holds the stage as Troy Maxson” The Guardian
**** “[Lenny Henry] is, and I don’t use the word lightly, magnificent in a drama that often seems like the black American equivalent of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.” The Telegraph
Theatre: Duchess Theatre
February 16, 2013
What’s playing and coming up at the Duchess Theatre.
January 31, 2013
Alex Jennings stars as Alan Bennett in Untold Stories at the Duchess Theatre, featuring two autobiographical recollections by Alan Bennett – Hymn directed by Nadia Fall and Cocktail Sticks directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Untold Stories features two autobiographical recollections by Alan Bennett. Hymn is a touching memoir of music in childhood, directed by Nadia Fall, with an evocative score by George Fenton.
Cocktail Sticks, directed by Nicholas Hytner, revisits some of the themes and conversations of Alan Bennett’s memoir A Life Like Other People’s. A son talks to his dead father as his mother yearns for a different life. It’s funny, tender and sad.
Alex Jennings plays Alan Bennett in both pieces.
Theatre: Duchess Theatre
November 29, 2012
The only chance in London to see the Edinburgh Fringe Festival sell out sensation The Boy With Tape on His Face, as he brings his multi award winning “hysterically funny” (Time Out) smash-hit show MORE TAPE to the West End this Christmas for 22 performances only.
November 6, 2012
Blastoff into outer space as Sooty returns to the West End direct from his hit ITV show. Join Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Richard in a spectacular festive adventure for the whole family.
Sooty’s rocket is on the launch pad and he’s off to explore the final frontier… but with Sweep at the controls what could possibly go wrong? Everything!
You’ll see the Amazing Space Station complete with Sooty’s Robot and Turbo Rocket. The Flight to Mars is presented in Magical 3D with a free pair of Space Goggles for everyone to take home.
Watch out for the Flying Cups and Saucers, The Dancing Martians and the Giant Triplod!
With magic, music and lots of audience participation, Sooty in Space is an Intergalactic Giggle for the whole family! Don’t miss it!
October 1, 2012
This autumn Laurence Fox stars as Joe in Our Boys, a funny and honest drama about six young soldiers recovering from the injuries they have suffered on the front line.
Laurence Fox is part of the Fox acting dynasty that includes his actress sister Lydia Fox, his famous uncles, actor Edward Fox and theatre and film producer Robert Fox, and actor cousins Emilia Fox and Freddie Fox.
Perhaps best known for playing Detective Sergeant James Hathaway alongside Kevin Whately in ITV’s drama Lewis, Laurence Fox’s other screens appearances including Island at War and A Room With A View, and film work in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Gosford Park, and WE.
Laurence Fox trained at RADA, and his stage work includes Peter Hall’s production of Mrs Warren’s Profession at the Strand Theatre, Tis a Pity She’s a Whore as Southwark and Christopher Hampton’s Treats at the Garrick Theatre.
Laurence Fox is married to actress Billie Piper, who makes her National Theatre debut this autumn in The Effect.
The cast of Our Boys also includes Cian Barry, Jolyon Coy, Arthur Darvill, Matthew Lewis and Lewis Reeves.
August 11, 2012
A searingly honest and explosively funny account of army life by Jonathan Lewis, based on his own experiences as a soldier. A talented cast includes Laurence Fox, Cian Barry, Jolyon Coy, Arthur Darvill, Matthew Lewis and Lewis Reeves.
The Hurly Burly Show at the Duchess Theatre starring Miss Polly Rae – 48 Hour Sale – 75% off tickets
August 8, 2012
48 HOUR SALE: Save up to £37.50 on tickets to The Hurly Burly Show in London
TICKETS FOR ONLY £12.50
Enjoy an exclusive offer to see The Hurly Burly Show at London’s Duchess Theatre – saving 75% on tickets for performances until 18 August. BUT HURRY- this offer is only running until 2.30pm Friday 10 August 2012.
The Hurly Burly girlys have returned to London with a brand new show – bigger, bolder, sexier and bawdier than ever before!
The beautiful Miss Polly Rae returns in this all-singing, all-dancing revue with a modern twist as fashion, music, cabaret and burlesque collide for a night that promises to tingle every one of your senses.
Featuring a bevy of beautiful burlesque stars, speciality variety artists and fabulous costumes, sets and music, The Hurly Burly Show is playing at the Duchess Theatre for a strictly limited season directed by William Baker.
July 19, 2012
The Hurly Burly girls are back in town with a bigger, bolder, sexier new burlesque show for a summer season of deliciously bawdy fun. Stars the inimitable Miss Polly Rae.
April 15, 2012
David Edgar’s play Written On The Heart has transferred from the RSC’s Swan Theatre to the Duchess Theatre in the West End. Directed by Greg Doran, this fascinating play about the creation of the King James Bible stars Oliver Ford Davies and Stephen Boxer.