Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
In terms of sight lines and size, the Duchess Theatre can be counted on for one of the West End’s more pleasant theatre experiences. The smallish playhouse seats some 500 and is never better than when staging weighty dramas – a possible hangover from its early years when dramatist JB Priestley formed part of the Duchess management. Most recently, theatre critic Nicholas de Jongh braved his colleagues with his own handiwork, ‘Plague Over England’ – a well-received drama loosely based on a George Michael-style cottaging incident involving John Gielgud in the 1950s.
What's on at Duchess Theatre
You make up three movie titles. They improvise three trailers. You pick which one you want to watch and they create the whole thing before your eyes. Lights! Camera! Improvise! are the team behind West End smash hit 'The Play That Goes Wrong'. Now the...
- Rating: 3/5
This new comedy has, of course, actually done everything right. Produced by young LAMDA graduates Mischief Theatre, the show has had successful runs at the Trafalgar Studios, and in Edinburgh; this is its first airing in its shiny new Covent Garden home....
Stand-up, Big-name talent
This West End comedy night has an intriguing concept. It's a stand-up gig all about being a stand-up. Each of the acts on the bill have written special sets about their experiences as a comedian – the highs and lows – turned into witty anecdotes. The...