The Duck House

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 29TH MARCH 2014

ADDRESS
, 404 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NH
 
 
Dates:
 until 
 
OPENING TIMES
From Nov 27, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu, Sat 3pm (press night Dec 10, 7pm, no perf Dec 25 & 26, Dec 24, 3pm, extra mat perf Dec 27, 3pm), ends Mar 29
 
PRICES
£20-£49.50, Premiume Seats with free hanging basket £75
 

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The Duck HouseBen Miller (Death in Paradise, The Armstrong and Miller Show, and the original cast of The Ladykillers in the West End) stars as Labour backbencher Robert Houston in this political comedy written by Mock The Week's Dan Patterson and Private Eye's Colin Swash. Exploring the murky world of the MPs' expenses scandal, The Duck House is a hilarious politicial satire which invites audiences to wade into the cesspit of moral rot at the heart of Parliament - a place where it's OK to claim a duck house on expenses. Miller leads a starry cast which includes Olivier award-winning National Theatre actress Nancy Carroll and former X Factor contestant Diana Vickers.

 

About Vaudeville Theatre

Designed by CJ Phipps, the Vaudeville is the third theatre to be built on this site. The current Vaudeville opened on 23rd February 1926 with a revue called RSVP. One of the theatre's major successes was in 1954 with the musical 'Salad Days', starring Julian Slade and Deborah Reynolds. More about Vaudeville Theatre

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The Duck House - Ben Miller as MP Robert Houston

The Duck House Ben Miller as MP Robert Houston 

LondonTown.com - The Duck House Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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    Strand Palace Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £49  37% off
    372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from The Duck House
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    St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £199  27% off
    45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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    Amba Hotel Charing Cross
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  30% off
    The Strand, WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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    The Winter's Tale
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from The Duck House
    Two years in the making, actor and director Kenneth Branagh presents a five-play, year-long season at the Garrick Theatre in 2015. Launching the season, this reimagined ...More
     
     
     
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    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
    Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 5 minutes from The Duck House
    Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
     
     
     
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from The Duck House
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
     
     
     
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    Savoy Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes from The Duck House
    Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
     
     
     
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    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
    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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    Aldwych Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes from The Duck House
    With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
     
     
     
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    St Paul's Covent Garden
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Duck House
    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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    London Transport Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Duck House
    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 Film Museum Covent Garden
    London > Attractions > Museums
    45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Duck House
    The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
     
     
     
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    Godiva
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    17 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Duck House
    Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
     
     
     
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    Lush
    London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
    Unit 10 The Piazza Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Duck House
    An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose before you even enter these premises, which offer a huge mix of fizzing bath bombs to suit all ... More
     
     
     
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    Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
    London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
    44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Duck House
    This tiny shop in the heart of Covent Garden is crammed full of traditional toys but is probably most famous for its selection of toy theatres ... More
     
     
     
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    Porterhouse Stout & Oyster Bar
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    21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from The Duck House
    Brasseries ... More
     
     
     
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    da Polpo
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    6 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from The Duck House
    A wonderful addition to Covent Garden (which itself is undergoing quite an impressive revival), da Polpo is the fourth restaurant joining the Polpo, Polpetto ... More
     
     
     
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    Gourmet Burger Kitchen
    London > Restaurants > American restaurants
    Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from The Duck House
    New Zealanders take their burgers pretty seriously, and back in 2001 three Kiwis living in London found themselves homesick from the lack of well-crafted quality burgers ... More
     
     
     
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 7 minutes from The Duck House
    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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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from The Duck House
    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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    The Method Studio
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 13 minutes from The Duck House
    Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
     
     
     
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    The Sanctuary
    London > Leisure > Fitness
    12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Duck House
    This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
     
     
     
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    Victoria Embankment Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
    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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    Thai Square Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Duck House
    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 Harp
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
    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 The Duck House
    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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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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    B.Y.O.C
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
    A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
     
     
     
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    Light Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
    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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    The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Duck House
    Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
     
     
     
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    Royal Society Of Arts
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Duck House
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    St Martins Lane Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
    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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    Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from The Duck House
    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
     
     
     

    Vaudeville Theatre events

     
    Di and Viv and RoseDi and Viv and RoseDi and Viv and RoseFollowing its sell out success at Hampstead Theatre, 'Di and Viv and Rose', a heart-warming play by Amelia Bullmore transfers to the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End and Tamzin Outhwaite, star of the original, makes the transfer too. People you meet at university often become lifelong friends, whether you like it or not. 'Di and Viv and Rose' a2015-04-19T00:00:00+01002015-05-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
    Category: event

    event > Theatre > Comedies
    DATES  22nd January to 23rd May 2015
    VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
    Following its sell out success at Hampstead Theatre, 'Di and Viv and Rose', a heart-warming play by Amelia Bullmore transfers to the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End and Tamzin Outhwaite, star of the original, makes the transfer too. People you meet at university often become lifelong friends, whether you like it or not. 'Di and Viv and Rose' a... More about this event
     
    Just Jim DaleJust Jim DaleJust Jim DaleIn his "light-footed and lovable new solo show" (The New York Times) the Tony and Grammy award-winning singer, dancer, comedian and Shakespearean actor takes us on a whistle-stop tour through his career laden with showbusiness anecdotes, songs and excerpts from his work. At 78, the raconteur and star of 11 Carry On films has racked up numerous wins2015-05-26T19:30:00+01002015-06-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
    Category: event

    event > Theatre > Solo
    DATES  26th May to 20th June 2015
    VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
    In his "light-footed and lovable new solo show" (The New York Times) the Tony and Grammy award-winning singer, dancer, comedian and Shakespearean actor takes us on a whistle-stop tour through his career laden with showbusiness anecdotes, songs and excerpts from his work. At 78, the raconteur and star of 11 Carry On films has racked up numerous wins... More about this event
     
    The Importance Of Being EarnestThe Importance Of Being EarnestThe Importance Of Being EarnestDavid Suchet, best known for his role as the precise Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, purses his lips as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's razor-sharp satire on Victorian manners. Famously, The Importance of Being Earnest centres on best friends Algernon and Ernest who adopt different identities as they swan between dual lives in the city and countr2015-06-24T19:30:00+01002015-11-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
    Category: event

    event > Theatre > Comedies
    DATES  24th June to 7th November 2015
    VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
    David Suchet, best known for his role as the precise Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, purses his lips as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's razor-sharp satire on Victorian manners. Famously, The Importance of Being Earnest centres on best friends Algernon and Ernest who adopt different identities as they swan between dual lives in the city and countr... More about this event
     
    I Believe in UnicornsI Believe in UnicornsI Believe in UnicornsBack at the Vaudeville Theatre following a successful run here last year, Michael Morpurgo's children's book about a little boy who hates stories is adaptated for the stage by the award-winning Wizard Presents Theatre Company. Set in a library, I Believe in Unicorns tells of the power of books and the bravery of Tomas who loves playing in t2015-08-01T11:30:00+01002015-08-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
    Category: event
     

    event > Theatre > Adaptations
    DATES  1st to 30th August 2015
    VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
    Back at the Vaudeville Theatre following a successful run here last year, Michael Morpurgo's children's book about a little boy who hates stories is adaptated for the stage by the award-winning Wizard Presents Theatre Company. Set in a library, I Believe in Unicorns tells of the power of books and the bravery of Tomas who loves playing in t... More about this event
     
    Bill Bailey: LimbolandBill Bailey: LimbolandBill Bailey: LimbolandThe wild haired, musically minded comedian Bill Bailey brings his Limboland tour to London's West End, to the Vaudeville Theatre where it runs from 14th December 2015 until 10th January 2016. For the Black Books actor, who recently turned 50, the show is "a bit about getting older about" but also about "the perception gap between how our lives real2015-12-14T00:00:00+00002016-01-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
    Category: event

    event > Comedy > Stand-Up
    DATES  14th December 2015 to 10th January 2016
    VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
    The wild haired, musically minded comedian Bill Bailey brings his Limboland tour to London's West End, to the Vaudeville Theatre where it runs from 14th December 2015 until 10th January 2016. For the Black Books actor, who recently turned 50, the show is "a bit about getting older about" but also about "the perception gap between how our lives real... More about this event
     
     

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    Di and Viv and Rose
    Di and Viv and Rose
    Theatre | Until 23rd May 2015 

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    Following its sell out success at Hampstead Theatre, 'Di and Viv and Rose', a heart-warming play by Amelia Bullmore transfers ...More

     
    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

    See what's going on under our streets when Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story brings a five metre high, walk-through installation of ...More

     
    Goodbye Piccadilly
    Goodbye Piccadilly
    Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2015 

    London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

    Follow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport ...More

     
    The Lion King
    The Lion King
    Theatre | Until 4th October 2015 

    The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

    The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

     
    Between Worlds
    Theatre | Until 25th April 2015 

    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 3 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

    The highly anticipated debut from composer Tansy Davies, this sensitive, spiritual and ultimately uplifting journey is inspired by the events ...More

    The Play That Goes Wrong
    The Play That Goes Wrong
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

     
    The Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardee
    The Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardee
    Dance | Until 5th May 2015 

    Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

    Set in a storybook village with dancing hens and merrymaking locals, La Fille Mal Gardee is a charming story that ...More

     
    Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
    Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
    Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

    Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

    A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

     
    Royal Opera House Backstage Tours
    Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

    Royal Opera House 4 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

    Home to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, the magnificent Royal Opera House opens its doors for unprecedented access ...More

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Theatre | Until 4th June 2016 

    Theatre Royal Drury Lane 4 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

    Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

     
     
     
     
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