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  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie

    Open Run

  • The Snail and the Wale

    Nov 30, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

  • Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part Five

    Jul 30 - Aug 29, 2020

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

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Open Run

When this exuberant new musical from The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae premiered at the Sheffield Crucible earlier in 2017, it became an instant success with both audiences and critics. Based on the story of Jamie Campbell, a gay 16-year-old who stunned his school by heading to prom in heels and frock, Everybody's Talking About Jamie is an infectious, funny and touching exploration of sexuality, ambitions and coming of age when you're destined to stick out from the crowd.

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The Snail and the Wale

November 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020

From the minds of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning writers behind the children's fiction phenomenon The Gruffalo, comes The Snail and The Wale, an all new animal adventure that springs from the page and onto the stage for a very special Christmas run at London's Apollo Theatre.

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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part Five

July 30 - August 29, 2020

The gift that keeps on giving, the kooky minds behind Horrible Histories are extending the saga in 2020 with Barmy Britain Part Five! Once again packed with crazy characters from the history of this sceptered isle, this brand new show will take a look at some of the UK's rudest rulers and the times they lived in, including Henry VIII, William the Conquerer and our very own Queen Liz!

Apollo Theatre

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Shaftesbury Avenue 31, London W1D 7ES

  • Year opened: 1901
  • Capacity: 775
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

The first Edwardian theatre in London owing to the death of Queen Victoria a month before its February 1901 opening, the Apollo has remained a successful theatre ever since.

Originally sitting around 1,200, its inaugural production was the London premiere The Belle of Bohemia which ran for 72 performances. Over the years it has hosted scores of shows that fall under the banner of the four figures carved on its exterior, representing music, poetry, comedy, and dance.

Coming through the war years intact, it survived largely as built until a fateful night in 2013 saw the ceiling collapse during a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time, which injured 80 audience members and saw the theatre closed for a substantial amount of time. It re-opened in April 2014 with a run of John Tiffany's Let the Right One in and has yet to collapse again.

Top tip for vertigo sufferers - the third tier is considered the steepest in London, so the faint-hearted might benefit from sitting a little closer to the ground!

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