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Apollo Theatre

31 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7ES, England
+44 844 482 5130
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old & tired

Theatre is old and tired and it seems since its opening no attempts have been made to modernize... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Nettie02
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London
A Briliant Play

See Tom Stoppard's 'Travesties' immediately! It is the cleverest, funniest, most intelligent play... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Ortsag
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Bungay, United Kingdom
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31 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7ES, England
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Theatre is old and tired and it seems since its opening no attempts have been made to modernize. Bar for the "cheap" seats has no chairs and resembles a waiting room in a backwater railway station. The seats are extremely small and legroom so tiny...More

Thank Nettie02
Reviewed 20 March 2017

See Tom Stoppard's 'Travesties' immediately! It is the cleverest, funniest, most intelligent play in London at the moment, full of the most incredible verbal gymnastics and very thought-provoking too. The cast, led by Tom Hollander (from 'The Night Manager'), is tremendous, full of energy and...More

Thank Ortsag
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Travesties made our trip worthwhile. After the disastrous visit to the Criterion,Bank Robbery, we were deeply impressed by this play in the A pollo. The cast was outstanding and Tom Hollander was the star above the performance. Stoppard wrote a fascinated play, well worth the...More

Thank Jacob T
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Got a last minute ticket from the booth in Leicester Square a good seat the in dress circle at the end of a row. The seats are rather packed in so I was glad not to be in the middle. I had a Good view...More

1  Thank Patsyfield
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Saw Travesties at the Apollo yesterday. Brilliant play - review to follow elsewhere. I love old theatres, proper venues with history and atmosphere. But.......sometimes the price paid in terms of comfort is too high. We enjoyed the production immensely, but the lack of room, lack...More

Thank bernxx
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Tom Hollander and the entire cast shone last night in Travesties by Tom Stoppard. I can't remember which musical it was said of, but fight to get tickets, and you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Another beautiful west end theater but the seats (stalls) were particularly uncomfortable...made the show hard to watch. As typical with older theaters the gents and ladies are on opposite sides leading to a maze running adventure if you are on the wrong side. Acoustics good...More

1  Thank Traveling_a_lot4fun
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great show and brilliant cast and music.Gift from Xmas so was surprised how much enjoyed. Only minor gripe was rude couple from Manchester who were noisy all through second half despite several people requesting them to be quiet. We southerners obviosly behave better.Despite this the...More

Thank STEPHEN R
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A Stoppard play is always a treat -- and this production of Travesties is exemplary. This was my 3rd visit to Apollo in the last two years and was surprised to note that husband's somewhat centred seat in the F row was far better for...More

Thank rh24
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I went to see Travesties at the Apollo Theatre. It is marketed as a comedy. You will not be roaring with laughter. It was well acted and quiet an interesting story about a British Consular, James Joyce, Lenin & others in Austria during the Great...More

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I was in the first row - right at the front!! As that was a cheap ticket. But it was worth it as I could even see tears in the eyes of Micheal Crawford at a particular scene!
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You would have to check with the theatre directly but I do know that he has suffered with ME for some time now and it has been touch and go as to how long he could manage the busy schedule, especially with 2 shows on... More
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