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  • Hello, Dolly!

    Until Mar 6, 2021

  • Shagged, Married, Annoyed with Chris and Rosie Ramsey

    Sep 27, 2020

  • Back To The Future - The Musical

    May 14 - Jun 9, 2021

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Hello, Dolly!

Until March 6, 2021

Multi-award winner Imelda Staunton returns to the West End as she stars as Dolly Levi in Dominic Cooke's new London production of the classic musical, Hello, Dolly! With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart Hello, Dolly! is a slice of old Broadway glamour which will set London a dazzling from August. Staunton will also be joined by Olivier award winner, Jenna Russell, who stars as Irene Molloy.

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Shagged, Married, Annoyed with Chris and Rosie Ramsey

September 27, 2020

Calling all SMA's and DA's! Funny married couple, Chris and Rosie Ramsey, are heading out on tour with their hugely popular podcast, Shagged, Married, Annoyed this year! Bringing their hilarious podcast to a live audience for the first time, expect to hear their latest ramblings about life as a married couple and parents, intriguing questions from the public (public, public, public), and many stories about faecal matter...

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Back To The Future - The Musical

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May 14 - June 9, 2021

Great Scott! Back To The Future is getting a musical make-over! The hit 80s franchise is the latest movie sensation to receive a musical adaptation and will be flying into London's West End in 2021. Back To The Future follows Marty McFly and kooky scientist Doc Brown as they travel through space and time, finding themselves in a series of mishaps, will these two time travellers ever find their way back home?

Adelphi Theatre

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409-412 Strand, London WC2R 0NS

  • Year opened: 1806
  • Capacity: 1500
  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

Founded in 1806 by father-daughter duo John and Jane Scott as the modestly named Sans Pareil - 'Without Compare' - the original theatre was known for melodrama, pantomime, farce and comic opera, upon re-opening in 1819, it was named The Adelphi after the buildings opposite with the melodramas known as the Adelphi Screamers.

Over the years there have been four buildings on the site and a few attempts to rename it, but Adelphi has always stuck by popular demand. Its current Art-Deco iteration dates back to 1930 since when its hosted primarily comedy and musicals, most famously Chicago, which ran for 8 and half years from 1997. The merry murderesses of the Kander and Ebb classic aren't the only brush with the law the theatre has seen in its history.

In 1858 actor William Terriss was killed by disturbed fellow actor Richard 'Mad Archer' Prince as he entered the theatre through the stage door. Terriss was said to stagger through the auditorium, before collapsing and dying in his mistress' arms. Mad Archer claimed he did it for revenge and spent the rest of his life in Broadmoor Lunatic Asylum where he was said to conduct the prison orchestra.

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