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Gielgud Theatre, London

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Upcoming shows at the Gielgud Theatre:

The Ferryman

The Ferryman After a sold out run the Royal Court Theatre, the highly anticipated production of Jez Butterworth’s new major drama The Ferryman will transfer to the West End. Multi award-winning actor, director and writer Paddy Considine is joined by Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly in the production directed by Sam Mendes. 

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Current shows at the Gielgud Theatre:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing in an attempt to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington.

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The deliciously frilly and ornate columned and arched Gielgud theatre takes pride of place on Shaftesbury Avenue, on the corner of Rupert Street, and includes three smart licensed bars. Designed by W.G.R. Sprague, who created a host of beautiful West End theatres in his time, it opened in 1906 as the Hicks Theatre. In 1909 it was renamed the Globe Theatre, producing smash hits like the infamous 1966 play There's a Girl in My Soup, which ran for just under 3 years. The venue’s longest run was Daisy Pulls It Off, clocking up an impressive 1,180 performances. You may have heard of the theatre’s cat, named Beerbohm, who enjoyed a front page obituary in The Stage in 1995! Refurbished beautifully in ’87 and again in 2008, it is most famous for its Alan Ayckbourn premieres. When Shakespeare’s Globe was reconstructed in 1994 the venue finally became the Gielgud Theatre. Want Gielgud theatre tickets? We sell the full choice right here, from low cost to premium seats.