Wyndham's Theatre, London
A limited holiday season of the British rock'n'roll musical Dreamboats and Petticoats up to 19 January 2013 followed by a major revival of Simon Gray's play Quartermaine's Terms starring Rowan Atkinson from 23 January to 23 April 2013. There will then be a limited run of Hjalmer Söderberg's Doktor Glas starring Krister Henriksson (TV's 'Wallander'), performed in Swedish with English surtitles from 16 April to 11 May 2013. There is then a revival of Alan Ayckbourn's play Relatively Speaking starring Felicity Kendal along with Jonathan Coy and Kara Tointo from 14 May to 31 August 2013, followed by Clive Exton's new comedy Barking in Essex starring Sheila Hancock and Lee Evans from 6 September 2013 to 4 January 2014.
|Architect: W G R Sprague|
Opened: 16 November 1899
Listed: Grade II*
|Seats: 759 on 3 levels|
Archive: Previous shows at this theatre
A Victorian theatre with a fine Louis XVI interior. The ceiling painting in the auditorium was restored in the late 1970s.
Notable productions here include Sandy Wilson's The Boyfriend which opened on 14 January 1954 and lasted for 2,078 performances. The other famous musical long runner here was Tebelak and Schwartz's Godspell with David Essex, Marti Webb and Jeremy Irons which opened in January 1972 and lasted until October 1974. More recent productions here include Diana Rigg in Medea and Maggie Smith in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. Yasmina Reza's Art opened here in October 1996 and stayed until October 2001 when it transferred to the Whitehall Theatre. Famously Madonna made her much publicised West End stage debut here in Up For Grabs in 2002. Rather less famously, comic Michael Barrymore attempted a 'come-back' stage show here in September 2003 with a seven week season - the show played one preview before opening, and then closed the following day. The Times newspaper said of it: "To say that sitting through Michael Barrymore's comeback show is like watching a train crash tells only half the story. Most of the time, it is much worse than that."
List of shows currently playing in London's West End