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Gillian Lynne Theatre

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In Person: 166 Drury Lane, LONDON, WC2B 5PF
Phone: 0203 925 2998

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The Lehman Trilogy
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The Lehman Trilogy makes a triumphant return to London following an acclaimed season in Los Angeles and a highly lauded run on Broadway.

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This production features instances of flashing lights and some video effects that may cause dizziness. There will be instances of total darkness (lasting 15 seconds) and gunshot sound effects. The production contains moments and themes that some people may find distressing. This includes the non-graphic depiction of a suicide and mentions of suicide. There is also infrequent mention of death, war and slavery.

This production contains moments and themes that might be unsuitable for children including the non-graphic depiction of a suicide, mentions of suicide and infrequent mention of death, war and slavery. Children under four cannot be admitted. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium.

Crazy For You
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Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, this spectacular production transfers from a sell-out season at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

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This production contains smoke and haze effects.

Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket.

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The Gillian Lynne Theatre was renamed in 2018 in homage to the legendary late choreographer and dancer, becoming the first West End theatre to be named in recognition of a woman in the process.

Formerly known as the New London Theatre, the venue was one of London’s newest major theatre buildings at the time of its opening in 1973. Andrew Lloyd Webber announced the honour of its renaming would be bestowed upon Gillian at the launch of his memoir in 2018. He stated that, “Gillian has been a pioneer of British musical theatre and dance. [Her] ground-breaking work on Cats inspired and launched countless careers in dance. It is only fitting that the theatre in which she created Cats is named in her honour.”

A two-time Olivier Award winner, the late Gillian Lynne was made a Dame in 2014 for services to dance and musical theatre, and enjoyed a long and esteemed career, working with Lloyd Webber on shows including Cats, The Phantom Of The Opera and Joseph And The Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The site of the Gillian Lynne Theatre is immersed in theatrical heritage, with there being a theatre in some form at the location since the Elizabethan era. The current theatre was designed by Sean Kenny, a notable set designer who has worked on the musicals Blitz!, Oliver! and Pickwick. The theatre is probably most famous for hosting the celebrated production of Lloyd Webber’s Cats, which had an incredible run from 1981 until 2002. In 1991, the building was purchased by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group and in more recent years the Gillian Lynne Theatre has had continued success as the host of the Olivier Award-winning show School Of Rock – The Musical.

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