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Stephen Karam's comedy Speech & Debate follows three misfit teenagers who are brought together by a sex scandal in their school. With nobody taking them seriously, they find refuge in the debate society and speak out, resulting in hilarious consequences. Living in a social media minefield, Howie, Solomon and Diwata struggle with homophobia, online privacy and hot to get the lead in the school play. Tom Attenborough directs the play, which is given its UK premiere at the Trafalgar Studios in February.

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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £165† 35% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from Speech & Debate
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £88† 23% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Speech & Debate
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £88† 28% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from Speech & Debate
A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
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The Grinning Man
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th December 2017 to 17th February 2018
Speech & Debate, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | Same location as Speech & Debate
Tony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) directs the West End transfer of Bristol Old Vic's acclaimed staging of the tragicomic musical based on Victor Hugo's The ...More
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Speech & Debate, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Speech & Debate
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
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 31st March 2016 to 1st April 2018
Speech & Debate, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 7 minutes from Speech & Debate
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...More
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Speech & Debate
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Speech & Debate
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
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Haymarket Theatre Royal
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Haymarket, SW1Y | 4 minutes from Speech & Debate
The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Speech & Debate
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Speech & Debate
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of Britain's ... More
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Speech & Debate
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription reads ... More
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Speech & Debate
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the ... More
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Speech & Debate
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Speech & Debate
A department store but not as we know it, Dover Street Market is Harvey Nics for the hip. A haven for high end fashion brands like ... More
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Speech & Debate
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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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Speech & Debate
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Speech & Debate
Pret a Manger sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome ... More
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Watatsumi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
7 Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Speech & Debate
Watatsumi is a high end Japanese restaurant at the prestigious Club Quarters Hotel, located just off Trafalgar Square right in the heart of London. Tradition Japanese ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 10 minutes from Speech & Debate
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from Speech & Debate
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 14 minutes from Speech & Debate
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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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Speech & Debate
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Speech & Debate
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Speech & Debate
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Speech & Debate
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Speech & Debate
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Speech & Debate
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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Walkers Of Whitehall
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Speech & Debate
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was originally ... More
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The Rooftop St. James
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 2 minutes from Speech & Debate
The Trafalgar Hotel was treated to a major upgrade in 2017, reopening as The Trafalgar St. James, and as a result, the rooftop bar was also ... More
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Speech & Debate
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
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Banqueting House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Speech & Debate
The only surviving section of Whitehall Palace. In its heyday the largest royal palace in Europe, this historic venue is the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace ... More
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Speech & Debate
... More
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Speech & Debate
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

Trafalgar Studios events

Strangers In BetweenStrangers In BetweenStrangers In BetweenA West End transfer for the King's Head Theatre's staging of Tommy Murphy's warmhearted Australian drama about a troubled gay man, who runs away from his provincial home to seek acceptance and understanding in the metropolitan bustle of Sydney. Strangers in Between is "a play that relies deeply on the rapport between its actors" (The Stage) and its2018-01-22T19:45:00+00002018-02-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14† Whitehall† † † SW1A 2DY
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES10th January to 3rd February 2018
VENUETrafalgar Studios
A West End transfer for the King's Head Theatre's staging of Tommy Murphy's warmhearted Australian drama about a troubled gay man, who runs away from his provincial home to seek acceptance and understanding in the metropolitan bustle of Sydney. Strangers in Between is "a play that relies deeply on the rapport between its actors" (The Stage) and its...†More about this event
The Grinning ManThe Grinning ManThe Grinning ManTony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) directs the West End transfer of Bristol Old Vic's acclaimed staging of the tragicomic musical based on Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs. A romantic gothic musical love story, The Grinning Man is set in a fantastical world with a dark heart. It's brought to life by Kneehigh writer Carl Grose (Dead Dog in a 2018-01-22T19:30:00+00002018-02-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14† Whitehall† † † SW1A 2DY
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event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING£22.50-£85
DATES5th December 2017 to 17th February 2018
VENUETrafalgar Studios
Tony award-winning Tom Morris (War Horse) directs the West End transfer of Bristol Old Vic's acclaimed staging of the tragicomic musical based on Victor Hugo's The Man Who Laughs. A romantic gothic musical love story, The Grinning Man is set in a fantastical world with a dark heart. It's brought to life by Kneehigh writer Carl Grose (Dead Dog in a ...†More about this event

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Discover the origins of black and white paintings with The National Gallery's new exhibition, Monochrome: Painting in Black and White. ...More

 
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In a major new exhibition, The National Gallery brings together more than 50 Cézanne Portraits from collections across the world ...More

 
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Three photographers have been shortlisted for this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, the major international photography award on display ...More

 

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