2013-2013 | Vaudeville Theatre Directed by Graham McLaren
Beckman Unicorn’s ‘eerie and fantastical’ West End première production of the most popular Charles Dickens novel opened as the culmination of the Dickens bicentenary after a critically acclaimed UK Tour.
Graham McLaren’s ‘inventive, physical, impressionistic direction’ of Jo Clifford’s ‘chillingly effective’ adaptation brings some of the most memorable characters ever created to life, including the terrifying convict Magwitch (Chris Ellison), the manipulative lawyer Jaggers (Jack Ellis) and the mysterious Miss Havisham (Paula Wilcox).
Adult Pip (Paul Nivison) looks back on his young self (Taylor Jay-Davies) whose love of the beautiful, chilling Estella (Grace Rowe) nearly destroys him in a world of ‘great expectations’.
The West End Gala Night was broadcast in to digital cinemas across the globe and is available via most VOD platforms.Read more
2012-2013 | Vaudeville Theatre Directed by Lindsay Posner
Uncle Vanya consists of a series of interchanges showing the disruptive effect of a summer visit by an ailing Professor and his young wife Yelena to the country estate he inherited from his first wife and managed by Sonya, his daughter from that marriage, and her Uncle Vanya. The social, cultural and romantic repercussions of that visit affect the entire household which, besides Vanya and Sonya, includes Vanya's mother, a tea-pouring and wisdom spouting old Nanny and the doctor called to treat the Professor's gout whose housecall lasts until the end of the play.Read more
2011-2011 | Vaudeville Theatre Directed by Neil LaBute
'In a Forest Dark and Deep' is Neil LaBute's new two-hander, set in a kind of holiday home – a cabin that nestles in trees near a lake where people fish for their supper, and keep themselves to themselves. Betty is packing things up in the house that she initially says is an investment property that her and husband, Bruce, have bought. Because he's at home looking after the kids, she's called her brother, Bobby, to come over and help her clear out the belongings of the person who had, until recently, rented the property. But as the story unfolds, we learn that Betty has a secret which she can only share with her brother.Read more
2010-2011 | Vaudeville Theatre Directed by Lindsay Posner
Oscar Wilde's 1985 play An Ideal Husband centres on government minister Sir Robert Chiltern, who has a successful career and a loving wife. But all this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Seeking help, Sir Robert turns to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his family. For the next 48 hours all their lives will be turned upside down.Read more
2010-2010 | Vaudeville Theatre Directed by Terry Johnson
Following his sell-out success in Speed-the-Plow, Hollywood star Jeff Goldblum made a hotly-anticipated return to the London stage in Neil Simon’s brilliantly observed, award-winning comedy, The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Academy Award Mercedes Ruehl also starred in this bittersweet, comic masterpiece about a man at breaking point. The play ran at the Vaudeville Theatre from 30 June - 25 September and was directed by Terry Johnson.
Mel Edison (Jeff Goldblum) can't sleep. In the heat of a New York City summer his air-conditioning has broken, his neighbours won't shut-up, his job is hanging by a thread and there are a gang of burglars on the prowl. As things go from bad to worse, Mel heads for a meltdown and his loyal wife Edna (Mercedes Ruehl) is left to pick up the pieces.
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2009-2009 | Vaudeville Theatre Directed by Matthew Lloyd
Stephanie Abrahams, a brilliant concert violinist, who seemingly has it all, is forced to re-evaluate her life when struck down by an unforeseen tragedy.
Faced with a truth too difficult to comprehend she consults psychiatrist Dr Feldmann and through a series of highly charged encounters is led to examine her deepest emotions and finally to consider a future without music.Read more
2008-2008 | Vaudeville Theatre Directed by Edward Hall
A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.
When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge.
With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.Read more
2008-2008 | Vaudeville Theatre Directed by Peter Gill
Written shortly before Wilde fell foul of society’s unbending condemnation, The Importance of Being Earnest fizzes with wit as he delights in debunking social pretensions. Two bachelor friends, upper crust dandy Algernon Moncrieff and the most reliable John Worthing J.P., lead double lives to court the attentions of the desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. The gallants must then grapple with the uproarious consequences of their ruse, and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.Read more
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