Events at Shaftesbury Theatre
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Shaftesbury AvenueLondonWC2H 8DP
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The real address should be St Giles High Street not Shaftesbury ave unless there is 2 addresses, but its close enough. The place was hard to find coming on foot from Tottenham Court Road. If you know me personally, can you just pretend Im not from this city?....LOL. I cant always remember my way around!
I went to see the evening performance, 'Rock of Ages' last Friday night. It was a great...more
I went to see Flashdance! OMG, you absolutely should, particularly if you, like me, use OMG in sentences, like complicated dancing and are completely fascinated by the prospect of on-stage welding.
That aside, let's onto the theatre. The downstairs ladies loos, tucked at the back of the stalls, are but four, and have that curious only-to-be-found-in-theatres tang of urine and cheap bleach....more
After much trying we found the theatre (always good to do a recon in the afternoon!). It's close to the other theatres but not in the heart of the district. It's a small, rather intimate venue and I doubt there's a bad seat in the house. The lobby is small, and while the bar area is small as well, the service was fast, friendly and efficient. Finding one's way to the restrooms was something of...more
I saw Flash Dance the Musical here the beginning of October whilst still in preview. It is a splendid venue for seeing a show. It is just the right size. We had second row seats and did not have to strain our necks any to see the stage. Having seats close to the stage here is not a problem since the stage elevation is not exaggerated. Moreover, due to the size and shape of the theater it...more
My last trip to London, this past November, saw me stop in at the Shaftesbury Theatre to see HAIRSPRAY. Now, I'm a New Yorker, but somehow skipped seeing the show when it was on Broadway. But as a guest of the wonderful Phill Jupitus, who happened to have stepped into the heels of Edna Turnblad, I finally got to see it, and boy, am I glad I did! The show is a hoot, SO much energy on that...more