The Duck House

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 29TH MARCH 2014

ADDRESS
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NH 
 
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Dates:
27th November 2013 until 29th March 2014
 
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
 
City Thameslink 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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The Savoy London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £209  35% off
Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from The Duck House
After one of the most ambitious restoration programmes in Britain, The Savoy was officially reopened in autumn 2010 by Prince Charles. Pierre Yves Rochon's three-year, £220-million ... More
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  33% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from The Duck House
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £186  21% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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 > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...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 14th February 2015
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
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from The Duck House
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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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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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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 14 minutes from The Duck House
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... 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
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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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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Duck House
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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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

 
Potted SherlockPotted SherlockPotted SherlockThey've given us 'Potted Potter' and 'Potted Panto' and now Daniel Clarkson and Tom Clarkson present Potted Sherlock, all 60 Sherlock Holmes stories crammed into 80 minutes. CBBC's Dan and Jeff are joined by Lizzie Wort to condense 60 classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories into 1 hour and 20 minutes of devilish detective work. They have previously been20th December 2014Sunday 11th January 2015 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
Category: event
Now On
Potted Sherlock
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES  8th December 2014 to 11th January 2015
VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
They've given us 'Potted Potter' and 'Potted Panto' and now Daniel Clarkson and Tom Clarkson present Potted Sherlock, all 60 Sherlock Holmes stories crammed into 80 minutes. CBBC's Dan and Jeff are joined by Lizzie Wort to condense 60 classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories into 1 hour and 20 minutes of devilish detective work. They have previously been... More about this event
 
The Wind In The WillowsThe Wind In The WillowsThe Wind In The WillowsGardener, broadcaster and novelist Alan Titchmarsh makes his West End debut as the narrator in Will Tuckett's production of The Wind in the Willows, the role performed last year by Blackadder star Tony Robinson. The Royal Opera House production, named Best Entertainment and Family Show at the 2014 Olivier Awards, returns to London's West End for an20th December 2014Saturday 17th January 2015 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
Category: event
Now On
The Wind In The Willows
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  26th November 2014 to 17th January 2015
VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
Gardener, broadcaster and novelist Alan Titchmarsh makes his West End debut as the narrator in Will Tuckett's production of The Wind in the Willows, the role performed last year by Blackadder star Tony Robinson. The Royal Opera House production, named Best Entertainment and Family Show at the 2014 Olivier Awards, returns to London's West End for an... More about this event
 
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' a22nd January 2015Saturday 23rd May 2015 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
Category: event
 
Di and Viv and Rose
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
 
 

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The Wind In The Willows
The Wind In The Willows
Dance | Until 17th January 2015 

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Gardener, broadcaster and novelist Alan Titchmarsh makes his West End debut as the narrator in Will Tuckett's production of The ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 11th January 2015 

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Made in Dagenham
Theatre | Until 28th March 2015 

Adelphi Theatre WC2R 0NS WC2R 0NH - 0 minute walk from Vaudeville Theatre

Gemma Arterton stars as Rita in Made in Dagenham, a musical drama directed by Rupert Goold and based on the ...More

 
Counterflow
Concerts | On 20th December 2014 

The Roadhouse 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

London-based dance-pop covers outfit featuring male and female multi-vocalists....More

LEGO Sleigh
LEGO Sleigh
Seasonal | Until 29th December 2014 

Covent Garden Piazza 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

Santa has landed on the North East side of Covent Garden Piazza, pulled along by 9 reindeer, with Rudolph leading ...More

 
Covent Garden Christmas
Covent Garden Christmas
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2015 

Covent Garden Piazza 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

Notorious for its festive lighting extravaganzas, Covent Garden is one of London's most magical areas at Christmas. From 4th November ...More

 
Goodbye Piccadilly
Goodbye Piccadilly
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 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

 
Saturday Afternoon High Tease & Burlesque
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 20th December 2014 

CellarDoor 3 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

An eclectic showcase of cabaret, burlesque, bands and tunes. Acts include Miss Ivy Paige, Dr John, Some Like It Hot ...More

Saturday Night Diva
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 3rd January 2015 

CellarDoor 3 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

Burlesque and cabaret tunes from the 1920s onwards with DJ Amanda Pet and Chrys Columbine....More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th March 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

 
 

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