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Playhouse Theatre

Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5DE, England

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An inspector calls is a great play

We were there to see the play An inspector calls. It was a very good play with good actors. We had great seats on the third row.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Anna E
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I saw an inspector calls about 15 years ago and really loved it. Now that my niece was studying it we went to see it again but as it's virtually a sell out, we could only get seats in the upper circle. The upper circle at the playhouse is easily one of the worse seating experiences I've had. It is... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very good theatre with reasonable seating and legroom unlike some of the other old ones around London. Was not that fussed about the play but it was a reasonable time. My partner would probably give it all a 5 star review!

Thank Dlillnz
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see an inspector calls in a Tuesday afternoon matinee performance. The production was absolutely fantastic. The rain falling on stage and the fireworks and moving house created a thoroughly dramatic performance. The cast done the story a great justice and it took me back to memories of reading the priestly classic as a school kid.

Thank Groggington
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

'An Inspector Calls' at the Playhouse Theatre has a fantastic set design and consummate acting, that will leave you discussing it for weeks afterwards! Forget the awfully flawed BBC version earlier this year, and treat yourself to a proper theatrical experience that will have you gasping before the final curtain. Sit as close to the stage as you can afford,... More 

Thank Stan T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not read the book but it was easy to follow the play. Very well produced and very trippy - I would not advise drinking too much before watching this! The whole production was very well done, and the drinks were not too expensive for a theatre. Staff friendly.

Thank Josh G
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there to see the play An inspector calls. It was a very good play with good actors. We had great seats on the third row.

Thank Anna E
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It was easy to follow the play even if you did not read the book, like me. However I did not like the flashing images and the extremley loud noise in the play which were frequent. The torture scene almost made me sick because it was so lively.

Thank Judith222
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Was at a loose end staying away for business. Popped to the theatre and got a solo ticket for 1984. So pleased I did. The play is a different take on the original story- based around the final chapter/ appendix. Go see you won't be disappointed. As thought provoking as the book.I've been to the theatre before - traditional style... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My wife Elizabeth and I saw 1984, and it was magnificent! The actors and actresses were divine! It had us captured the entire time! A WOW ending! It's so thought provoking and visually intelligent. A must before it ends.

Thank Zai L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Saw 1984 at this fun, vintage theatre in London. Very accessible in the theatre district neat the Embankment Train station. The theatre has great seats in all sections.

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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