Roots †

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 30TH NOVEMBER 2013

ADDRESS
, 41 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9LD
Dates:
† until†
OPENING TIMES
From Oct 3, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu, Sat 2.30pm (press night Oct 8, 7pm, no mat perf Oct 3, 5), ends Nov 30
PRICES
Oct 3-7 previews £7.50-£27.50, Oct 8-31, Nov 1-30 £7.50-£35

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Arnold Wesker's post-war drama of rural life, Roots, follows the story of a young woman who returns to her Norfolk home with bold new ideas that clash with the countryside way of life. The Donmar Warehouse production stars Jessica Raine - best known for playing the lead role of midwife Jenny Lee in the BBC1 drama series Call the Midwife - and is directed by James Macdonald.

About The Donmar Warehouse

Housed in an impressive red-brick industrial building - at various times a brewery, a banana warehouse and a film studio - this tiny repertory theatre is one of the great success stories of the 1990s. Created as a studio space for the RSC in 1977, it became a shabby but popular fringe theatre in the 1980s, a testing ground for producers with big ideas but little money. More about The Donmar Warehouse


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Covent Garden Tube Station
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Leicester Square Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Railway Stations

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Charing Cross Railway Station
9 minutes walk
City Thameslink Station
19 minutes walk
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Upper St Martins Lane NCP
2 minutes walk
Holborn NCP
3 minutes walk

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £139† 29% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 1 minute from Roots
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £239† 40% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from Roots
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
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £102† 22% off
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from Roots
Near to the British Museum, this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark. Relaunched in January 2009 following a '25million makeover, each of the 174 ... More
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Roots, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 6 minutes from Roots
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wilde Creatures
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 15th to 31st December 2017
Roots, 404 Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Roots
A month after staging The Gruffalo's Child at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, the Olivier-nominated Tall Stories present a new musical adventure for audiences of all ages ...More
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
Roots, Catherine Street, WC2B | 6 minutes from Roots
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 ...More
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Roots
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed in ... More
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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Roots
Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is a curious mix of classical theatre architecture and the Art Deco style. The columns and arches of the Phoenix ... More
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Roots
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde fare. ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Roots
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Roots
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in ... More
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Roots
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ... More
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Roots
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
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The best shops and markets near Roots
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Thomas Neal Centre
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
29-41 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Roots
This is a trend-setter’s heaven. Some say it’s a bit pretentious but there’s certainly no better place to pick up the latest streetwear collections. The inside ... More
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Neal's Yard Dairy Covent Garden
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
17 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Roots
Cheese-enthusiasts will love this specialist shop in Covent Garden’s thriving, colourful Neal’s Yard. Sourced direct from small, independent farms, most of the cheese here is unpasteurised ... More
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Seven Dials
London > Shopping > Street or Area
Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Roots
The 'Seven Dials' refers to the layout of the cobbled streets in this scenic part of Covent Garden which includes Monmouth Street, Earlham Street and Mercer ... More
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Progreso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Downstairs, Thomas Neal’s Centre, 35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Roots
Two London addresses, both ideal for a break from frantic shopping. Escape the hustle and bustle of Portobello Road, or the sea of fashion outlets in ... More
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Flesh and Buns
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
41 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Roots
The second London opening from chef proprietor Ross Shonhan who brought us the ever-popular ramen restaurant Bone Daddies, Flesh and Buns is a laid back Japanese ... More
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Earlham Street Clubhouse
London > Restaurants >
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Roots
Imagine a American highway roadhouse - a jukebox, Cooney Island fairground lights and recycled tin advertisments - and you've got it. The 160-capacity, basement venue ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 1 minute from Roots
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 4 minutes from Roots
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Roots
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Roots
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Roots
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Roots
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Roots
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Roots
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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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Roots
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
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Roots clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Roots
Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Phoenix Artist Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Roots
Beneath the Phoenix Theatre lies this charming escape from the norm. Something of a 'hidden gem' the Phoenix Artist Club is secreted away down a little ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Cocktail Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Roots
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Roots
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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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from Roots
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Roots
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More

The Donmar Warehouse events

The Lady From The SeaThe Lady From The SeaNewly announced Artistic Director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah returns to the Donmar to direct Henrik Ibsen's compelling drama about self-determination and duty. The Lady From The Sea tells the story of a lighthouse keeper's daughter in this new version by Elinor Cook. BAFTA nominated Nikki Amuka-Bird, star of BBC's gritty adaptation of Zadie2017-10-19T19:30:00+01002017-12-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Donmar Warehouse, 41† Earlham Street† Seven Dials† † WC2H 9LD
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING£10-£40, OAP £10-£32.50, Oct 12-16 previews £17.50-£37.50
DATES12th October to 2nd December 2017
VENUEThe Donmar Warehouse
Newly announced Artistic Director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah returns to the Donmar to direct Henrik Ibsen's compelling drama about self-determination and duty. The Lady From The Sea tells the story of a lighthouse keeper's daughter in this new version by Elinor Cook. BAFTA nominated Nikki Amuka-Bird, star of BBC's gritty adaptation of Zadie...†More about this event
BellevilleBellevilleBellevilleJames Norton, star of War & Peace and Happy Valley, and Imogen Poots play American newlyweds living a too-perfect life in Paris in the UK premiere of Amy Herzog'sacclaimed play about a romantic dream gone sour. Putting on an American accent, Norton stars as Zack, a doctor combating infant disease. He's recently married Abby an actress and yoga teac2017-12-07T00:00:00+00002018-02-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Donmar Warehouse, 41† Earlham Street† Seven Dials† † WC2H 9LD
Category: event

event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING£10-£40
DATES7th December 2017 to 3rd February 2018
VENUEThe Donmar Warehouse
James Norton, star of War & Peace and Happy Valley, and Imogen Poots play American newlyweds living a too-perfect life in Paris in the UK premiere of Amy Herzog'sacclaimed play about a romantic dream gone sour. Putting on an American accent, Norton stars as Zack, a doctor combating infant disease. He's recently married Abby an actress and yoga teac...†More about this event

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