Duchess Theatre

  • About
    One of the smallest 'proscenium arched' West End theatres. The circle, which is narrower than the stalls, is unusual for the time, being supported by steel girders from the roof - this also gives the theatre some very good sight lines. Notable productions include Emlyn William's Night Must Fall in 1935, Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit in 1942 (which transferred from the Piccadilly Theatre to the St James Theatre before moving to the Duchess Theatre where it completed a run of 1,997 performances), Terence Rattigan's Deep Blue Sea in 1952 and Harold Pinter's The Caretaker in 1960.

    The 1970's brough somewhat 'raunchy' entertainment in the form The Dirtiest Show in Town which run for just under 800 performances while in December 1974 the controversial production of Oh, Calcutta! transferred here from the Royalty Theatre and remained here until 1980. Between 1987 and 1990 The Players Theatre company presented their Late Joys Victorian Music Hall programme here while their new theatre under the arches in Villiers Street (under Charing Cross railyway station) was being built. The mid-90's were taken up with a successful run of Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress For Dinner which transferred here from the Apollo Theatre in October 1992 and stayed until 1 March 1997. Another successful production here was the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Herbal Bed by Peter Whelan which run for six months from April to October 1997.
  • Capacity
    479
  • Address
    Catherine Street
    London
    WC2B 5LA
  • Website

Connected Mandy members:

Libby Ward
Libby Ward
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Tech ASM Dep
James Watterson
2019, The Play That Goes Wrong (West End)
Jonathan
Orla Daly
Orla Daly
Deputy Stage Manager
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Assistant Stage Manager Dep
Kayleigh Atkinson
Kayleigh Atkinson
Assistant Stage Manager
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Assistant Stage Manager (Dep)
Sean Turner
Sean Turner
Director
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Associate Director
Matt Walesby
Matt Walesby
Assistant Stage Manager
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Tech ASM
Llinos Lloyd
Llinos Lloyd
Wardrobe Assistant
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Dep Dresser/Wardrobe
Beth Marston
Beth Marston
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, The Play That Goes Wrong
Assistant Stage Manager Book Cover
Amanda Hillhouse
Amanda Hillhouse
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, The Play That Goes Wrong - West End
DSM
Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams
Company Stage Manager
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CSM
Ben Missen
Ben Missen
Electrician
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Plot Cover
Ben Cook
Ben Cook
Deputy Stage Manager
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Tech ASM Dep
Tom Babbage
Tom Babbage
Actor
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Understudy - Cover Chris/Dennis/Jonathan
Danny Barlow
Danny Barlow
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, The Play That Goes Wrong
Tech ASM / Book Cover
Cieranne Kennedy-Bell
Cieranne Kennedy-Bell
Costume Designer
2018, The Play That Goes Wrong
Costume Maker
Sydney K Smith
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Perkins
Stephanie Hammersley
Stephanie Hammersley
Stage Manager
2018, The Play That Goes Wrong
Tech Assistant Stage Manager Dep
George Haynes
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Max
Anson Williams
Anson Williams
Company Stage Manager
2017, The Play That Goes Wrong
Shadowed Stage Management Team
John Hicks
John Hicks
Stage Manager
2017, The Play That Goes Wrong
Deputy Stage Manager