London Theater Sunday nights?

Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 04:37 PM
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London Theater Sunday nights?

My daughter and I will be in London in March, where we're only staying two nights before leaving to visit a friend in the country. We're arriving around 8 a.m. on a Saturday, and don't think we'll be up for a performance that night, but would love to see something Sunday. I did a very cursory search on and didn't find anything playing Sunday night. Is there in fact any theatre at all Sunday nights?
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Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 04:39 PM
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No. On Sundays some theatres have matinees but i think not much at night.
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I was checking on this very thing last night and I didn't find much of anything but a few matinees. Very disapointing. We were hopeing to see somehting on Sunday night before leaving for Rome the next day.
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I believe the Complete Works of Shakespeare...Abridged has a 4 p.m. matinee on Sundays. Not sure about any others.
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Yes, the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus has a 4.00pm matinee of The Complete Works Of William Shakepeare (abridged). Very funny if you are in the mood.
The Palladium has a 2.30 matinee of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - could this be the answer!? Or how about The Lion King at The Lyceum at 3.00pm? Or you could Stomp at The Vaudeville from 3.00pm
There may also be some one-offs or special events. You should buy Time Out Magazine on arrival or check it's website Good luck and have a great trip,
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Thanks for the sugestions. Just 3 more days.
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andib, you can't go wrong with those suggestions--Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is really great, adults love it as much as kids, BETTER than the movie if you've seen it, the flying car is fun. The Shakespeare is very funny. I would rate the Lion King last in this group, just didn't enjoy it as much but they may have had a cast change since we saw it. It seemed more about the costumes than the story line. Have fun!
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andib: You had several answers on the other thread you posted as well. Pretty much the same info as this one but some different suggestions too.

summersquash: Because there are so few shows on Sundays they all tend to sell out (well, except for Compete Works which usually has seats and you can often get them at the 1/2 price TKTS booth which does open on Sundays)

If you are going in just 3 days you'd better get on line or call the theaters and see if you can get tix if you want to go to any of the others on a Sunday
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Fringe theatres are smaller and cheaper than West End places, and often their productions are more experimental and more thought-provoking. I used Time Out to look for plays on Sundays, and found these. They are last week s, but give you an idea of the good range, and many carry on to next Sunday at least. No web site covers the whole fringe, but the newspaper site is not bads. Very few fringe places sell out to full houses, so you can buy Time Out at the airport or in the US and order by phone. When you phone you can ask about lunch or supper, as suburban restaurants, pubs and theatre buffets are often good and always cheap.

Artsdepot, West Finchley tube. Pinocchio. For children. Times 11.30 and 3
BAC, Clapham Junction from Waterloo. The World Cup Final 1966. Football as metaphor for life. 5.30
Drill Hall, Goodge Street tube. Ken Campbell s meaning of life. One-man comedy. 8
Hackney Empire, bus from Liverpool Street. Aladdin. Pantomime 2.30
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith tube. Manchester Girl. Exuberant one-woman show. 8
Soho Theatre, Tottenham Court Road tube. Who s afraid of the big bad book ? For children. 4
Warehouse, Wimbledon tube. Femme Fatale. Spoof on film noir. 5
Broadway, Catford or Catford Bridge from London Bridge or Blackfriars. Dick Whittington. Pantomime. 2 and 5.30
Brockley Jack. Train from London Bridge to Brockley. Bouncers. Comedy. 8pm
Chat s Palace, train from Liverpool Street to Homerton. Dick Whittington. Pantomime. 3pm
The Cochrane, Holborn tube. Ken Campbell s old King Cole. For children. 2
Clapham Common Big Top. Clapham South tube. Quest the Legend of the Green Knight. For children. 1.30 and 5.30
Etcetera Theatre, Camden tube. Tape. 6.30
Finborough, Earls Court tube. Patience. A man on the edge loses his job. 3.30
Greenwich Playhouse. Train from London Bridge to Greenwich. A Doll s House. Ibsen. 4pm
Lilian Baylis, Angel tube. Anne of Green Gables. Children s book adapted. 11
Millfield, train to Silver Street. Whittington. Pantomime. 1 and 6
New End, Hampstead tube. Servant of Two Masters. Goldoni comedy. 3.30
Secombe, train frfom London Bridge to Sutton. Dick Whittington. Pantomime. 2.30
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate tube. Hot Mikado. Gilbert and Sullivan spiced up. 4pm

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