Fences

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 14TH SEPTEMBER 2013

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Dates:
19th June 2013 until 14th September 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu, Sat 2.30pm
 
PRICES
£20-£52.50
 

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FencesComedian Lenny Henry proved he can do serious acting as well as he can do stand-up with Othello in 2009 and now he's back in Fences, a "cracking production" (Telegraph) of August Wilson's American drama. In the 1983 play set in the 1950s, Henry stars as African American Troy Maxson, an embittered bin man in his 50s, whose career in baseball was cut short by race laws, a role previously undertaken by the likes of Denzel Washington and James Earl Jones. Fences tours the UK before opening in London's West End in June at the Duchess Theatre. Ticket deals for Fences are available now. Reviews of Paulette Randall's "excellent production" at Theatre Royal Bath have claimed Lenny Henry as "magnificent", capable of delivering "moments of wrenching intensity", (Charles Spencer, Telegraph).

 

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Fences  Fences - Lenny Henry and Tanya Moodie, photo by Nobby Clark  

   
Fences - Fences - Lenny Henry and Tanya Moodie, photo by Nobby Clark

Fences Fences - Lenny Henry and Tanya Moodie, photo by Nobby Clark 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Temple Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
ME London
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336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from Fences
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Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 7 minutes from Fences
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Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Fences
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
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Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Fences
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Fences
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Courtauld Institute Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Fences
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The Albion Emporium
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As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Fences
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Fences
130-year-old scent emporium with royal warrants. For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon’s has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston ... More
 
 
 
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Turkish cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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Indigo Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Aldwych, One Aldwych Hotel, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Fences
On the mezzanine level above the buzzing Lobby Bar, Indigo Restaurant is one of two restaurants within the fabulous five star One Aldwych. A relaxed, informal ... More
 
 
 
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Christopher's
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18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, , Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Fences
The best of the Americas over two floors of this grade II listed building in the heart of Covent Garden and overlooking Waterloo Bridge. Lobsters (flown ... More
 
 
 
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36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Fences
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, WC2N | 5 minutes from Fences
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Fences
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Fences
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Royal Society Of Arts
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8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Fences
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Duchess Theatre,   Catherine Street      WC2B 5LA
Category: event
Bakersfield Mist
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  10th May to 30th August 2014
VENUE  Duchess Theatre 
Kathleen Turner, who famously bared all when she last appeared in the West End - in a stage adaptation of The Graduate fourteen years ago - returns to the London stage to play Maude, an unemployed bartender, in the European premiere of Stephen Sachs's comedy-drama Bakersfield Mist, at the Duchess Theatre. Maude has bought a painting from a thrift s... More about this event
 
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Duchess Theatre,   Catherine Street      WC2B 5LA
Category: event
The Play That Goes Wrong
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES  5th September 2014 to 1st February 2015
VENUE  Duchess Theatre 
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they attempt to create an ambitious 1920's murder mystery (Murder at Haversham Manor) to The Edinburgh Festival. Disaster ensues and the cast fall apart under the pre... More about this event
 
 

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