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Piccadilly Theatre, London

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The Piccadilly Theatre is a West End theatre located at 16 Denman Street, behind Piccadilly Circus and adjacent to the Regent Palace Hotel, in the City of Westminster, England.Early yearsBuilt by Bertie Crewe and Edward A. Stone for Edward Laurillard, its simple facade conceals a grandiose Art Deco interior designed by Marc-Henri Levy and Gaston Laverdet, with a 1,232-seat auditorium decorated in shades of pink. Gold and green are the dominant colours in the bars and foyer, which include the original light fittings. Upon its opening on 27 April 1928, the theatre's souvenir brochure claimed, "If all the bricks used in the building were laid in a straight line, they would stretch from London to Paris." The opening production, Jerome Kern's musical Blue Eyes, starred Evelyn Laye, one of the most acclaimed actresses of the period.The Piccadilly was briefly taken over by Warner Brothers, and operated as a cinema using the Vitaphone system, and premièred the first talking picture to be shown in Great Britain, The Singing Fool with Al Jolson. The theatre reopened in November 1929, with a production of The Student Prince, having a success in January 1931 with Folly to be Wise, running for 257 performances.
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  • Recently Visited to see Lehman trilogy, show was stunning and the staff at the venue and the venue itself were very welcoming  more »
  • The too-dull green creates a feeling of drabness, not helped by lack of a decent cooling system in summer. A plus was non-cramped seating in the mid-stalls area and the sight lines were good because t...  more »
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  • We went to Piccadilly theatre to watch "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time". Absolutely brilliant!! Even with cheap tickets we were able to see the whole stage and enjoy the play. The theatre itself is an impressive Art-deco theatre.
  • Amazing theatre and amazing staff members. The play on top was exceptional, couldn't take my eyes off the stage. I must admit, it did leave me wanting more. Its actually amazing. I would definitely recommend to family and friends visiting and watching a play.
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