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16th March 2020.
At this time there are NO performances of ANY production taking place in the West End or other London venues.
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Ends 5th September 2020.
A detective novel writer is drawn into the world of Hollywood movies... of his own creation.
Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser star in this Cy Coleman, David Zippel, Larry Gelbart musical. Josie Rourke directs a revival of her 2014 Donmar Warehouse Theatre production.
Theo James, Rosalie Craig and Rob Houchen will leave the show after 30th May 2020.
Nicola Roberts, Vanessa Williams will leave the show after 25th July 2020.
Cast details are given for information only, and theatremonkey.com cannot take responsibility for any details given.
There is a gallery across the back of the stage (around 2.6m above a slightly raked stage), and quite a lot of action takes place on it. I sat in seat R10, and the actors' heads were visible (except two brief points when one climbs higher). However, from the centre of row T back and row O back in the side blocks, the actors' heads will be obstructed by the circle front. The band is behind the gallery and plays as the audience leaves, so I was able to test the view from several seats.
Row R is offset from the row in front, but the offset is unequal, which means that you get a better view of the right of the stage than the left between the heads of the audience in front. I bought the ticket through TodayTix for £25, which I think was good value, but it would be poor value at the face price of £65.
This was the first night of previews (5th March 2020), but there was no evidence of this in the performance.
Was at the first preview of City of Angels last night (5th March 2020) - great idea, we’ll staged and acted. But although the songs worked well in the context at the time, I couldn’t recall one of them an hour later. Curious absence of an 11 o’clock number for a Tony-winning score.
Anyway, what I really wanted to say was; I was row L in the stalls - decent position. However, I think this might be a show where the overhang of the dress will be significant because a lot of action takes place on a raised gantry.
Friday the 13th March 2020. I and a friend were sat in Stalls S19 and 20 and paid £20 each, though the ticket was £35 originally.
I liked the position of the seats as they were a pair off to the side and you had space to put your stuff beside you. The seats were slightly offset so you could lean and get a pretty good view of the stage. It doesn’t feel far away, however because of the severe circle overhang it cuts off anything happening on the second storey set. It wasn’t too bad for City of Angels but if I had paid full price I would have been miffed, as some of the action/singing is on a split level. I bought similar seats for Noises Off for £15 at the same theatre and that was very annoying as a LOT obviously happens on the second storey.
I don’t think producers should use the Garrick Theatre for split level sets; it just doesn’t work for half of the stalls.
The musical I enjoyed and the cast was amazing. It contained proper wisecracking gumshoe / Hollywood smart-Alec dialogue. It was a very unusual premise with some belting songs.
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Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Runs 2 hours 40 minutes approximately, including one interval.
Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.
Rows A to R: £75 except
"Premium Seats" rows F, H and J K 8 to 17; rows E and G 7 to 16: £95
Rows P to R 1, 2; R 17, 18: £55
"Restricted View" seats E 1, 21, 22; F 1, 2, 22, 23; N 1, 2, 22, 23; O 1, 2, 23, 24: £45
"Restricted View" seats H 1, 23; O7; P7; Q7: £20
Rows S and T: £55 except:
Row S 19 and 20: £45
"Restricted View" row S 6, 7, 18; T 6, 7: £20
Row U: £45 except:
"Restricted View row U 6, 7, 18: £20
Rows V to X: £35 except:
Restricted View" row V 6 and 7; W6, X6: £20
Row AA: £20
Rows A to D: £75 except
"Premium Seats" rows A and B 7 to 21: £95
"Restricted View" seats B and C 1, 2; B 26, 27; C 27, 28: £45
Row E: £55
Row A 7 to 14; B 8 to 15; C 10 to 17; D 9 to 16: £55
Row A 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17; B 4 to 7, 16 to 19; C 5 to 9, 18 to 22; D 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19; E 7 to 16: £45
Row A 1, 2, 3, 18, 19, 20; B 1, 2, 3, 20, 21, 22; C 1 to 4, 23 to 26; D 0 to 5, 20 to 25; E 1 to 6, 17 to 22: £20
D, E, F, G, H and J: £55 per seat.
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