Once renowned for its burlesque shows, Playhouse Theatre showed a stunning return to form in 2008 when ‘La Cage aux Folles’ transferred from The Menier Chocolate Factory. The frou frou chorus – and the love story between a drag club owner and his main attraction – enticed a steady stream of punters, while Graham Norton replacing Douglas Hodge as the aging star resulted in a surge of fresh interest. Prior to returning to its cabaret roots, Playhouse was used variously as a highbrow theatre, West End funhouse and, rather randomly, a BBC radio studio where ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’ and ‘The Goon Show’ were recorded.
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An Inspector Calls
Interview: Stephen Daldry on 'An Inspector Calls', Trump, 'The Crown' and more Did Stephen Daldry know something we didn’t? This revival of the director’s landmark 1992 National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s 1945 play ‘An Inspector Calls’ opened...Until Saturday March 25 2017
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
If you decide to base a stand-up show around the sexual exploits of your dead mother, you’ve got to be really sure it’s what she would have wanted. If you’re a traditionally fairly broad comic whose popularity arguably peaked in the ’90s, and you decide...Drama Tuesday March 28 2017 - Saturday June 3 2017