There are theatres that punch about their weight and then there's the Menier Chocolate Factory, a 150-seat venue in deepest Southwark that regulalry fires out transfers – particuallry of musicals – to the West End, end enjoy a close relationship with the great Stephen Sondheim.
The programming tends to be a mix of musicals and lighthearted plays, plus the occasional revue show imported from New York, and even the odd comedian.
Don’t be put off by the dearth of eateries along Southwark Street – the Menier plays host to a chic little restaurant, and the 8pm starts give you plenty of time to have a meal before showtime.
|Venue name:||Menier Chocolate Factory||Contact:|
53 Southwark St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm|
|Transport:||Tube: London Bridge|
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She Loves Me
As Christmas shopping stops being ‘something you’ll do online’ and starts becoming a real and present horror, the Menier has revived a 1963 musical that puts a bowing, scraping and singing cast of store clerks at your service. You can see why, especially...Musicals Until Saturday March 4 2017
Love In Idleness
The greatest working director of his generation (not that there's much competition now, he's 77) Trevor Nunn's latest move is to revive Terence Rattigan's 1944 comedy. It's a sharp story of a clash of political ideas in wartime London. In 'Love in Idleness',...Comedy Friday March 10 2017 - Saturday April 29 2017
Lettice and Lovage
Underwhelmed by the history of the stately home where she works, tour guide Lettice can't resist embroidering its stories just a little. Trevor Nunn will direct this story of a women who battles against dullness and declare war on the worst of modern...Comedy Thursday May 4 2017 - Saturday July 8 2017
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