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Red Velvet Adrian Lester, who together with his Othello co-star, Rory Kinnear, jointly won the best actor prize at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, reprises his role as Ira Aldridge in Red Velvet when it transfers to the Garrick Theatre in 2016. The multi award-winning period drama, which originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre, tells the true story of a young black American actor who's asked to take on the role of Othello when Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage. But, as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will they react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?

 

About Garrick Theatre

Named after the great 18th century actor-manager David Garrick, whose portrait hangs in the foyer bar, The Garrick is a fantastic piece of late-Victorian kitsch, originally financed by WS Gilbert. The interior is decorated like a Renaissance palace, all cupids and laurels, with hardly a smooth surface visible among all the moulding, gilt and classical statues. More about Garrick Theatre

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Leicester Square Masterpark
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £219  34% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Red Velvet
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £131  35% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from Red Velvet
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
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Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 2 minutes from Red Velvet
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The ENO presents a world premiere of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The tale of love, loss and reconciliation sees the King of Sicilia mistakenly believe that ...More
 
 
 
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English National Opera: The Pearl Fishers
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Penny Woolcock conducts a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera New York of Bizet's dramatic tale of two fishermen who fall in love with the same woman. ...More
 
 
 
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The Go-Between
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The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Michael Crawford returns to the West End in 2016 to star in The Go-Between at the Apollo Theatre. Directed by Roger ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
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St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Red Velvet
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Red Velvet
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Red Velvet
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St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from Red Velvet
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
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Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Red Velvet
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Red Velvet
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
 
 
 
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6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Red Velvet
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 2 minutes from Red Velvet
Combining classic European baking with exotic flavours of the Far East, Pan de Vie delivers a visual treat of brilliantly-coloured sweet patisseries and ... More
 
 
 
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Red Velvet
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The Portrait Restaurant
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National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Red Velvet
Housed on top of the National Portrait Gallery, the Portrait Restaurant boasts panoramic views across Trafalgar Square and the London Eye, making it a convenient but ... More
 
 
 
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Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
140 Irving Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Red Velvet
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy dipping ... More
 
 
 
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Notes - Trafalgar Square
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31 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Red Velvet
Coffee-cum-wine-bar Notes occupies a great spot close to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square in what was a record shop of more than 15 years ... More
 
 
 
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3 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Red Velvet
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Venues across London, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Red Velvet
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Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Red Velvet
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Red Velvet
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The Salisbury
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Red Velvet
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The Harp
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47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Red Velvet
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Red Velvet
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Library
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112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Red Velvet
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
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Light Bar
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45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Red Velvet
The Light Bar on the ground floor of the stylish St Martins Lane hotel has some of the best cocktails in London - they make a ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
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45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Red Velvet
Set behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at St Martins ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
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45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Red Velvet
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
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24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Red Velvet
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
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1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Red Velvet
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 

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The EntertainerThe EntertainerThe EntertainerRob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh and John Hurt, who returns to the London stage for the first time in a decade, in this production of John Osborne's The Entertainer, concluding Branagh's year-long, five-play season at the Garrick Theatre. In the production Branagh plays old-time British music hall performer Archie Rice - a role strongly associat2016-09-26T00:00:00+01002016-11-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Garrick Theatre, 2  Charing Cross Road      WC2H 0HH
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event > Theatre
PRICING  From £15
DATES  20th August to 12th November 2016
VENUE  Garrick Theatre 
Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh and John Hurt, who returns to the London stage for the first time in a decade, in this production of John Osborne's The Entertainer, concluding Branagh's year-long, five-play season at the Garrick Theatre. In the production Branagh plays old-time British music hall performer Archie Rice - a role strongly associat... More about this event
 
This HouseThis HouseThis HouseThe country faces an economic crisis and there's a hung parliament. If you are a sick MP you're still expected to make your way through the lobby to cast your vote. There are fist fights a-plenty in the Westminster bars, and the parties' whips bend the rules, but not all the time. After premiering at the National in 2012, James Graham's 1974-set dr2016-11-19T00:00:00+00002017-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Garrick Theatre, 2  Charing Cross Road      WC2H 0HH
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £20-£75
DATES  19th November 2016 to 25th February 2017
VENUE  Garrick Theatre 
The country faces an economic crisis and there's a hung parliament. If you are a sick MP you're still expected to make your way through the lobby to cast your vote. There are fist fights a-plenty in the Westminster bars, and the parties' whips bend the rules, but not all the time. After premiering at the National in 2012, James Graham's 1974-set dr... More about this event
 
Potted PantoPotted PantoOlivier Award nominated CBBC presenters Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner condense seven classic pantomimes in 80 madcap minutes, searching for Cinderella's lost slipper as they try to wake Sleeping Beauty before the giant climbs down Jack's beanstalk to squash Snow White's seven adorable dwarves.2016-12-10T11:00:00+00002017-01-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Garrick Theatre, 2  Charing Cross Road      WC2H 0HH
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Potted Panto
The MiserThe MiserSean Foley directs Griff Rhys Jones in the title role of Moliere's biting satire about a wealthy and tyrannical father, who attempts to set up a love match with a much younger woman. Unfortunately, she is already devoted to his son. Adapted by Foley and Phil Porter.2017-03-01T19:30:00+00002017-06-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Garrick Theatre, 2  Charing Cross Road      WC2H 0HH
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Concerts | Until 8th October 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Red Velvet

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Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Red Velvet

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Kinky Boots
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Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Red Velvet

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