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Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue W1D 6AR

Blithe Spirit

Gielgud Theatre 3D location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008 Gielgus Theatre photoPhoto ©Tony Reading 2008

Show Details

Preview 1st Mar 14
Opens 18th Mar 14
Closes 7th Jun 14

Show Times

Mon - Sat 7.30 pm
Matinée Weds & Sat 2.30 pm

Local Info

Top Class restaurants nearby;

Mon Plaisir (French)
21 Monmouth Street
020 7836 7243

Loch Fyne (Fish & Seafood)
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 Noel Coward, opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18th March 2014.

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.


  • Angela Lansbury - Madame Arcati
  • Janie Dee - Ruth
  • Charles Edwards - Charles Condomine
  • Jemima Rooper - Elvira
  • Simon Jones - Doctor George Bradman
  • Patsy Ferran - Edith

  • Playwright - Noel Coward
  • Director - Michael Blakemore
  • Design - Simon Higlett
  • Lighting- Mark Jonathan
  • Choreography -
  • Costume -
  • Sound -
  • Producer - Lee Dean, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, John Frost, Steve Traxler and Charles Diamond.
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