Birthday

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 11TH AUGUST 2012

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Green Wing comic actor Stephen Mangan stars as a father-to-be in Birthday by Joe Penhall, a new play at the Royal Court about the early stages of parenthood. Directed by Roger Michell, who returns to the Sloane Square theatre after Tribes, Birthday follows the trials of Lisa and Ed who are having another baby. Determined to do things differently this time, their new birth plan is not the most conventional and provides plenty of material for comedy moments. This is the second childbirth themed play Penhall, a father of two, has staged at the Royal Court. His ninth play, Haunted Child, staged here in December 2011 told the story of a mother raising her child alone. Birthday, Penhall's second premiere at this location within six months, is quite different in that it's a farcical comedy though both "deal with the extent to which a man takes responsibility for his offspring" as Guardian writer Mark Lawson puts it. Extended to 11th August.

About Royal Court Theatre

Dedicated to putting on new work and discovering new voices, the Royal Court Theatre was seen as 'the most important theatre in Europe' by no less an authority than The New York Times. In 1956 it staged John Osborne's Look Back in Anger - a landmark in modern British drama - and the Sloane Square theatre has continued to produce work of an equally high standard, with numerous productions making a successful transition to the West End. More about Royal Court Theatre


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41 Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
41 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 13 minutes from Birthday
The tenth best hotel in Europe (according to New Yorker's tourist Bible 'Travel and Leisure') is so close to Buckingham Palace you can almost hear the ... More
The Rubens at the Palace Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 13 minutes from Birthday
This is as close to Buckingham Palace as you can get. It's also nearby Victoria station which is not quite as glamorous but very convenient. There ... More
Athenaeum Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
116 Piccadilly, W1J | 18 minutes from Birthday
Situated opposite Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, and just down the road from national museums and galleries, The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is an independent, award-winning ... More
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Royal Court Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | Same location as Birthday
Dedicated to putting on new work and discovering new voices, the Royal Court Theatre was seen as 'the most important theatre in Europe' by no less ... More
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Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Birthday
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
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The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Birthday
A tartan clad jazz, cigar and supper club, Boisdale of Belgravia has an the old fashioned charm of a gentlemen's club. Situated in an elegant Regency ... More
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Sloane Square
London > Attractions >
1 Sloane Square, SW1W | 1 minute from Birthday
Sloane Square , a Chelsea landmark named after Sir Hans Sloane who owned the land, is in a prime spot in Chelsea. ... More
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Saatchi Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Duke of York's Square, King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from Birthday
The Saatchi Gallery re-opened on 9th October 2008 in the former military barracks of the Duke of York's Headquarters. The 70,000 square feet represents a significantly ... More
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Eccleston Yards
London > Attractions >
Eccleston Place, SW1W | 7 minutes from Birthday
Previously a coach manufactory and once home to the Westminster Electrical Supply Corporation, Eccleston Yards has become a destination for food, fashion, retail, co-working and wellbeing, ... More
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Hackett
London > Shopping > Menswear
137-138 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Birthday
Hackett is essentially English and absolutely traditional, but it quietly keeps apace with style - and is thus popular with many younger men. This Sloane Street ... More
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Jo Malone
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
150 Sloane Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 2 minutes from Birthday
Reminiscent of a French perfumier's studio, the walls of Jo Malone are lined with a library of elegantly bottled scents. On offer is an unusual and ... More
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Caramel
London > Shopping > Children's clothes
259 Pavilion Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X0BP | 2 minutes from Birthday
Lovely children's designer clothes, shoes and trinkets. Clothes are well made in a classic style with some modern twists and beautiful fabrics. Several London locations.... More
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Colbert
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
50-52 Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 1 minute from Birthday
On the site where Oriel stood for 20 years, Colbert is on the Sloane Square block and was transformed by Chris Corbin and Jeremy King. The ... More
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The Botanist
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
7 Sloane Square, Chelsea, Belgravia, London SW1W | 1 minute from Birthday
At a time when most restaurant owners are trying their hand at gastropubs - Gordon Ramsay is a case in point - Tom and Ed Martin ... More
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Tonteria
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
7-12 Sloane Square , Belgravia, London SW1 | 1 minute from Birthday
Tonteria is an underground Mexican nightclub that offers a glorious/lethal combination of tapas, tequila and dancing. With food delivered to tables via a toy train and ... More
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 19 minutes from Birthday
The 21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 20 minutes from Birthday
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 21 minutes from Birthday
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
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Ushvani
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Cadogan Garden, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 3 minutes from Birthday
One of Knightsbridge's better kept secrets is the Ushvani day spa, tucked away in a Grade II listed building on Cadogan Gardens. Founded by Usha Arumugam, ... More
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Cadogan Place Gardens North and South
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 5 minutes from Birthday
A private space a short walk from Sloane Square and Knightsbridge, Cadogan Place Gardens is a long rectangular site with Pont Street dividing a smaller north ... More
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Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
104 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 10 minutes from Birthday
A luxurious spa, complete with a space for yoga and three treatment rooms Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross is a centre for relaxation where you ... More
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The Orange Public House & Hotel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | 4 minutes from Birthday
The Orange Public House and Hotel on Pimlico Road has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the team behind The Thomas Cubitt and The ... More
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The Ebury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, London SW1W | 5 minutes from Birthday
The Ebury closed on 5th November 2012. When The Ebury first opened up in what was a neglected corner of Pimlico, replacing a grungy old man ... More
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The Phoenix
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Birthday
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BOTTLES Chelsea
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
100 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 9 minutes from Birthday
Following on from its successful Old Spitalfields Market wine bar, launched in 2018, BOTTLES in West London opened a ... More
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Birthday
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
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Clarendon Cocktail Cellar
London > Nightlife > Bars
52 Cambridge Street, SW1V | 10 minutes from Birthday
Located under Cambridge Street Kitchen and part of the Artist Residence, the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar bar takes iconic ... More
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Thomas Cubitt
London > Business > Venue Hire
44 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 5 minutes from Birthday
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Birthday
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ... More
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National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Birthday
With ten, widely different and uniquely versatile rooms, the National Army Museum can help you hold your event, your way. Plan your party in Victorian splendour, ... More

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