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
Stand-up, Solo shows, Big-name talent
- Critics' choice
The 'Adam' half of 'Adam & Joe' has been hosting brilliant fun music videos-based night Bug for yonks, but now he's going solo with a new tech-heavy solo show, which he's bringing back to London after a run at the Union Chapel. The show explores how we...
West End, Drama
Kathleen Turner. KATHELEEN. TURNER. Kathleen frickin' Turner. It's been eight years since the growly voiced Hollywood star lit up our stages in the 2006 West End production of Albee's 'Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?', and frankly, we'd gladly watch her...
Stand-up, Character comedy
Aussie leftfielder and Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Claudia O'Doherty presents a special West End version of her alternative variety show, for one night only, as part of The Invisible Dot's fifth birthday celebrations. Joining O'Doherty are...
Stand-up, Sketch shows, Big-name talent, Musical comedy
Edinburgh Comedy Award-winners Tim Key and Tom Basden's ramshackle two-hander – 'Freeze!' – moves to the West End for one night only. The shambolic pair expertly blend sketches, poems and weird films. Sublime lunacy.
Shambolic stand-up Joe Wilkinson has become the go-to weirdo for TV panel shows. He's hosting this shindig in the West End, introducing a bunch of his comedy pals, including Jarlath Regan and Roisin Conaty.
To celebrate production company The Invisible Dot's fifth anniversary, the gang are taking over the Duchess Theatre in the West End for two weeks. As well as solo shows from Adam Buxton and Tim Key, ID is hosting two glitzy versions of its Saturday Night...
Poetry, Stand-up, Solo shows, Storytelling, Big-name talent
- Critics' choice
You may know Tim Key as Alan Partridge's number two, Sidekick Simon. But you should know Key for his superb live work, combining lovingly shot short films, silly, pithy poems and ridiculous stories. He's one of our favourite comics, well, ever. Now he's...