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The Mirror and the Light - West End

The Mirror and the Light
The Mirror and the Light is coming to the West End this autumn!
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The Gielgud Theatre is a London West End theatre, located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster, at the corner of Rupert Street. The house currently has 889 seats on three levels.

The Gielgud Theatre is owned by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres.
 
The Gielgud Theatre was opened on December 27, 1906 as the Hicks Theatre in honour of actor, manager and playwright Seymour Hicks, for whom it was built. Designed by W.G.R. Sprague in Louis XVI style, the theatre originally had 970 seats, but over the years boxes and other seats have been removed. The Gielgud is a pair with the Queen's Theatre, which opened in 1907 on the adjacent street corner.
 
The opening production at the Gielgud Theatre was The Beauty of Bath by Hicks and Cosmo Hamilton. My Darling, another Hicks musical, followed in 1907, followed by the successful London production of the Straus operetta, A Waltz Dream in 1908. An astonishing event occurred midway through the run of the Gielgud's next major work, The Dashing Little Duke (1909), which was produced by Hicks. Hicks' wife, Ellaline Terriss, played the title role (a woman playing a man). When she missed several performances due to illness, Hicks stepped into the role — possibly the only case in the history of musical theatre where a husband succeeded to his wife's role.
 
Refurbished in 1987, with extensive work on the gold leaf in the auditorium, The Gielgud Theatre is particularly notable for its beautiful circular Regency staircase, oval gallery and tower. The theatre has presented several Alan Ayckbourn premieres, including 1990's Man of the Moment. More recently, Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, An Ideal Husband (1992) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (2004) saw notable revivals.
 
In 1994, in anticipation of the 1997 opening of a reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on the South Bank by Sam Wanamaker, the theatre was renamed in honour of British actor John Gielgud. In 2003, Sir Cameron Mackintosh announced plans to refurbish The Gielgud Theatre, including a joint entrance foyer, with the adjacent Queen's Theatre, facing on to Shaftesbury Avenue. Mackintosh's Delfont Mackintosh Theatres took over operational control of the Gielgud from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Theatres in 2006. The Delfont Mackintosh group also consists of the Noel Coward Theatre, Novello Theatre,Prince Edward Theatre, Prince of Wales Theatre, Queen's Theatre, and Wyndham's Theatre.
 
Work on the facade of the theatre started in March 2007 and the interior restoration, including reinstating the boxes at the back of the dress circle, was completed in January 2008.

Gielgud Theatre: Recent Productions

2003: Tell Me on a Sunday by Andrew Lloyd Webber, starring Denise Van Outen

2004: The RSC's All's Well That Ends Well, starring Judi Dench

2004: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, starring Christian Slater, Frances Barber and Mackenzie Crook

2005: Don Carlos by Friedrich Schiller, starring Derek Jacobi

2005: Some Girls by Neil LaBute, starring David Schwimmer and Catherine Tate

2005: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, starring Tara Fitzgerald

2006: The RSC's The Crucible, starring Iain Glen

2006: The RSC's The Canterbury Tales

2006: Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan, starring Michael Sheen and Frank Langella

2007: Equus by Peter Shaffer, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths

2007: Macbeth by William Shakespeare, starring Patrick Stewart

2007: Nicholas Nickleby

2008: Carl Rosa Opera presented a Gilbert and Sullivan season

2008: God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, starring Ralph Fiennes and Tamsin Greig

2008: Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello, starring Ian McDiarmid

2008: Bill Bailey's Tinselworm

2009: Enjoy by Alan Bennett, starring Alison Steadman

2009: Avenue Q by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

2010: Hair

2010: Yes, Prime Minister by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, starring David Haig and Henry Goodman

2011: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

2011: Lend Me a Tenor

2011: The Ladykillers

2012: Chariots of Fire

2013: The Audience by Peter Morgan, starring Helen Mirren

 

The Gielgud Theatre: Current Production 

2013: Private Lives by Noël Coward, starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor

 

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Details

StartsThursday, 23 September 2021
EndsSunday, 23 January 2022
CategoryPlay

Venue

VenueGielgud Theatre
AddressShaftesbury Avenue, London, W1V 8AR
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Nearest TubePicadilly Circus
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Important Notice

AS PART OF THE COVID MEASURES YOU WILL RECIEVE AN EMAIL FROM THE THEATRE 24 HOURS BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE WITH COVID INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS DIRECTLY PERTAINING TO YOUR VISIT **As capacity restrictions are lifted, we ask that all audience members bring with them proof of double-vaccination, a recent negative lateral flow test or natural immunity.** **Simple ways to demonstrate proof include the NHS COVID Pass, NHS COVID-19 test notification, or an internationally recognised equivalent** As a courtesy to each other and to help us provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone, please: • Wear a face covering out of consideration for those around you. • Do not come to the theatre if you feel unwell, have any coronavirus symptoms or have been told to self-isolate. Email our customer service team and we'll do everything we can to exchange your tickets. • Use the hand-sanitiser available at the theatre. • Be mindful of others and their space, where possible, particularly when moving around the theatre. • Only bring one small bag that can be stored under your seat, as our cloakrooms are not currently available. • Bring a contactless payment card, as our theatres are cashless. For everyone's safety and security, we: • Deliver an enhanced level of cleaning throughout our theatres. • Provide 100% fresh air through our ventilation system. • Carry out contact-free security checks. • Cannot accept cast gifts or arrange opportunities for cast autographs or photos.