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  • The Time Traveller's Wife

    Until Feb 24, 2024

  • Mind Mangler

    Mar 14 - Apr 28, 2024

  • Fawlty Towers

    May 4 - 15, 2024

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The Time Traveller's Wife

Until February 24, 2024

Audrey Niffeneger's spellbinding novel enjoys a new life this autumn when it transfers to the Apollo Theatre, making its much anticipated West End Bow. Adapted by Lauren Gunderson ("the most produced playwright in America") and with music and lyrics from none other than Joss Stone and Dave Stewart, the production enjoyed its UK premiere at Chester's Storyhouse last autumn and now looks set to become one of the highlights of 2023 when it opens in October!

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Mind Mangler

March 14 - April 28, 2024

Mischief, the collective behind the hilarious mega-hit The Play That Goes Wrong and the BBC's The Goes Wrong Show return with another madcap comedy caper as 'Mind Mangler: Member Of The Tragic Circle' takes to the West End stage in 2024! Based on the character from the TV show and premiering at 2022's Edinburgh Festival, Mind Mangler introduces us to the titular Mentalist following a less than stellar two-night appearance at Luton's Holiday Inn Conference Centre (Suite 2B). Expect chaos, comedy and cognitive unraveling as the Mind Mangler grapples with his disappointing debut...

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Fawlty Towers

May 4 - 15, 2024

Pack your bags for a trip to Fawlty Towers as Britain's most beloved '70s sitcom heads to the stage of London's Apollo Theatre, adapted by the show's original writer and star, John Cleese - nearly fifty years after its debut. Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger ( Only Fools and Horses: The Musical), the stage adaptation brings this iconic comedy to life. First broadcast in September 1975, Fawlty Towers is widely regarded as one of the greatest British sitcoms of all time - and now you have the chance to relive the chaos on stage.

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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