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Apollo Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue W1V 7HD

Nell Gwynn

Apollo Theatre 3D location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008 Apollo Theatre photo Photo ©Tony Reading 2008

Show Details

Preview 4th Feb 16
Opens 12th Feb 16
Closes 30th Apr 16

Show Times

Mon - Sat 7.30 pm
Matinée Weds & Sat 2.30 pm
Show length - 2hr 30mins

Local Info
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21 Monmouth Street
020 7836 7243

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2 - 4 Catherine Street
020 7240 4999
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A classic viewing of all the Theatreland play houses by night. The authentic commentary, by Ben Shafik - a player himself - gives an authentic feel to the West End's theatres - and is backed by real music.
Next version will be more upbeat as, suggested, to celebrate Britannia's unbeatable heritage.
(Over 6000 viewings and all good reviews to date).
Let us know what you think.

A note from the author

I took these pictures to show off London theatres as they are seen -most often - by theatre goers, at night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.




By Jessica Swale, opens at the Apollo Theatre on 12th Feb 2016.

Full News-brief and show details to follow soon so please check back for further details.

In the mean time click on the "Red Curtains" above for booking details.


  • Gemma Arterton - Nell Gwynn
  • Paige Carter
  • Michele Dotrice
  • Matthew Durkan
  • Michael Garner
  • Greg Haiste
  • George Jennings
  • Ellie Leah
  • Peter McGovern
  • David Rintoul
  • Anneika Rose
  • Nicholas Shaw
  • David Sturzaker
  • Jay Taylor
  • Sasha Waddell
  • Sarah Woodward

  • Playwright - Jessica Swale
  • Director - Christopher Luscombe
  • Design - Hugh Durrant
  • Lighting-
  • Choreography - Charlotte Broom
  • Costume -
  • Sound -
  • Producer - Nica Burns, Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Paula Marie Black
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