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Trafalgar Studios 1

Whitehall, SW1A 2DY


By Henrik Ibsen
Trafalgar Studios 3D location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008 Trafalgar Studios photoPhoto ©Tony Reading 2008

Show Details

Preview 17th Dec 13
Opens 17th Dec 13
Closes 22nd Mar 14

Show Times

Mon - Sat 7.30 pm
Matinée Thurs & Sat 2.30 pm

Length of show - 1Hr 30 Mins

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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 Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Richard Eyre, opens at the Trafalgar Studio 1 on 17th December 2013.

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.


  • Lesley Manville - Helene Alving
  • Jack Lowden - Oswald Alving
  • Brian McCardie - Jacob Engstrand
  • Charlene McKenna - Regina Engstrand
  • Adam Kotz - Pastor Manders

  • Playwright - Henrik Ibsen
  • Director - Richard Eyre
  • Adaptation - Richard Eyre
  • Producer - Sonia Friedman Productions / Almeida Theatre
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