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
Drama, West End
- Rating: 3/5
You’d have to go back to the Palaeolithic age to find the last great play to have its premiere on the West End (well, maybe 14 years, to Alan Bennett’s ‘The Lady in the Van’). So it’s no surprise to note that ‘Bakersfield Mist’, a sassy, sentimental new...
West End transfer for The Old Red Lion's farce, penned by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, in which a hapless drama company tries to mount a murder mystery.