Central London's newest theatre is a great place to catch an out of town transfer
St James Theatre is the first newly-built theatre complex in central London in 30 years, built on the site of the former Westminster Palace. Though from the outside it looks a bit like a mid-priced hotel, the 312-seat main house has been an interesting addition to the London theatre scene. Though it's produced plenty of original productions, it's perhaps most valuably served as a place for acclaimed regional productions to swiftly transfer into.
It also has a 150-capacity studio that's carved out a decent niche for itself hosting musical cabaret and suchlike.
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Waiting for Waiting for Godot
Who really understands what 'Waiting for Godot' is all about? If this US import at the St James is to be believed, it's the understudies. Dave Hanson's comedy is a look at Beckett, art, and a life spent waiting in the wings - seen through the eyes of...Comedy Tuesday August 30 2016 - Saturday September 24 2016Read more
The Pianist of Willesden Lane
In 1938, a young Jewish pianist is dreaming of her debut in Vienna's grandest concert hall, but as war threatens, the Kindertransport to London takes her away from everything she knows. Hershey Felder adapts and directs this true story of wartime survival,...West End Wednesday September 7 2016 - Saturday October 15 2016Read more
The Last Five Years
This intimate musical from Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown has a novel structure. Two lovers describe their tumultuous relationship, one moving forwards through time, and one backwards. Jason Robert Brown himself will be on hand...Musicals Friday October 28 2016 - Saturday November 26 2016Read more
A tale of drugs, dissolution and incurable disease might not be a natural choice for a Christmas show. But this touring production of the classic rock musical 'Rent' should be sufficiently glitzy to get audiences in the festive spirit. Jonathan Larson's...Musicals Thursday December 8 2016 - Saturday January 28 2017Read more
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