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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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 Until Saturday May 5 2018
The Kite Runner
By the end of this stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel, half the audience was crying, ovating and no doubt crying while ovating. I wasn’t quite so wowed by what is really more an efficient and emotional piece of storytelling than a...Drama Thursday June 8 2017 - Saturday August 26 2017