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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12 Palace St
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The Wild Party
Showgirl Queenie and vaudevillian clown Burrs live together. They hate each other. He can’t live without her. Their life is a toxic blur of faded stars and hangers-on, with sex and violence surging at the edges. It’s the 1920s. They throw a final, blowout...Drama Until Saturday April 1 2017
This Joint is Jumpin'
The Other Palace is squeezing a jazz-fuelled Harlem rent party into its studio with 'This Joint is Jumpin'', a celebration of Fats Waller. Tap dancing, live music and storytelling will come together in a New York style. A cast of contemporary American...Jazz Tuesday April 4 2017 - Saturday April 15 2017
A young boy is sent to live in a potentially-haunted house, but is he in real danger? 'Whisper House' is an eerie new musical by Duncan Sheik, the Tony Award-winning composer of 'Spring Awakening' and 'American Psycho'. It mixes a rock soundtrack with...Musicals Thursday April 6 2017 - Saturday May 27 2017
A girl is sold to a circus sideshow owner in 'La Strada', Fellini's devastating 1957 film. Now, this melancholy classic is being adapted for the stage by rising star director Sally Cookson, who has lent her scrappy, emotive style to hit adaptations including...Musicals Tuesday May 30 2017 - Saturday July 8 2017
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