REVIEW: Gangsta Granny (Garrick Theatre) ★★★★

The Birmingham Stage Company production of David Walliams‘ well loved children’s book Gangsta Granny has made it’s way on to London’s West End stage after touring the UK, for a summer season as the Garrick Theatre. Ben is eleven years old and dreads the weekends coming around because he has to stay with his Granny […]

REVIEW: TAPE FACE (Garrick Theatre) ★★★★

What was New Zealander Sam Wills thinking about when he created his persona, Tape Face? True Tape Face is clever and definitely charming and yes his act is original for the most part. And funny? Oh yes, very funny. Since reaching the finals of America’s Got Talent, Tape Face has appeared live on American television, […]

REVIEW: THE MISER (Garrick Theatre) ★★

It is fair to say that theatre is at its most likeable when it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Sean Foley’s modern revival of The Miser, Moliere’s 1668 comedy, takes things one step further. That is to say, this play is only remotely likeable when it is openly mocking its own failings. The Miser is […]


Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser will lead the cast of Mel Brooks’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN The classic comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie, opens in the West End on Thursday 28 September at the Garrick Theatre (Press Night: Tuesday 10 October). Dianne Pilkington (Wicked), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, The Sound of […]

Mel Brooks’ musical comedy YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to open at the Garrick Theatre

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein – the new comedy musical based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit movie – will open in the West End on Thursday 28 September at the Garrick Theatre (Press Night: Tuesday 10 October). Tickets go on-sale tomorrow, Friday 10 February. The production will open for a pre West End season at the […]

REVIEW: POTTED PANTO (Garrick Theatre) ★★★★

As the audience files into the Garrick Theatre, the auditorium buzzes with festive cheer. There are seasonal jumpers being paraded through the aisles and children are bouncing in their seats, watching the stage with anticipation. I jovial gentleman leaps from the wings and down the stairs, greeting ticket holders and shaking hands. As he gets […]

Full cast announced for THE MISER at the Garrick Theatre

Full casting has been announced for a major West End revival of Molière’s classic comedy The Miser. The full cast, which includes Mathew Horne, join previously announced Griff Rhys Jones who returns to the West End stage after a five year absence and Lee Mack who makes his West End debut. The play has been […]

REVIEW: THIS HOUSE (Garrick Theatre) ★★★★★

Is a political revolution coming? Will the Labour party collapse? Can the kingdom stay united? THIS HOUSE gets a timely and long-awaited revival at the Garrick Theatre. THIS HOUSE premiered at the National Theatre in 2012 and played two sell-out runs to critical acclaim. The play, written by James Graham, in response to the Conservative coalition […]

TAPE FACE comes to the Garrick Theatre in Summer 2017

Following a stunning 2016 – during which he made his debut in Las Vegas, reached the Final of America’s Got Talent, completed a sold-out 52 date tour of some of the UK’s most iconic venues and successfully persuaded Mel B to wear a toilet seat on her head live on American TV in front of […]

Year long run of Kenneth Branagh work to end on 12 November

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has staged seven plays at the Garrick over the past eleven months featuring a total of 64 actors wearing some 286 costumes and 36 wigs. Eighteen cast members made their West End debuts in the acclaimed productions, playing opposite actors such as Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Zoë Wanamaker, Lily James, […]

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