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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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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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  39% off
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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
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 9 minutes from The Duck House
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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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
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Duck House
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London > Attractions > Museums
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London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Unit 10 The Piazza Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Duck House
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London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Duck House
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London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from The Duck House
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 13 minutes from The Duck House
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London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Duck House
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45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from The Duck House
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Vaudeville Theatre events

 
HandbaggedHandbaggedHandbaggedThe Tricycle Theatre's Olivier award winning production, Handbagged, which examines the relationship between former prime minister Margaret Thatcher and The Queen, comes to the Vaudeville Theatre for a limited run. Based on the short play Women, Power & Politics, Moira Buffini's "irresistibly mischievous" (The Independent) comedy drama dissects the1st August 2014Saturday 2nd August 2014 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
Category: event
Handbagged
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  3rd April to 2nd August 2014
VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
The Tricycle Theatre's Olivier award winning production, Handbagged, which examines the relationship between former prime minister Margaret Thatcher and The Queen, comes to the Vaudeville Theatre for a limited run. Based on the short play Women, Power & Politics, Moira Buffini's "irresistibly mischievous" (The Independent) comedy drama dissects the... More about this event
 
Hetty Feather (Over 7s)Hetty Feather (Over 7s)Hetty Feather (Over 7s)Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather is brought to life on the Vaudeville stage this summer following a successful first run at the Rose Theatre in Kingston in April this year. Adapted by scriptwriter Emma Reeves - known for CBBC's The Story of Tracy Beaker - the story follows Hetty after she escapes from the Foundling Hospital. Following her advent5th August 2014Saturday 6th September 2014 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
Category: event
On Soon
Hetty Feather (Over 7s)
event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  5th August to 6th September 2014
VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather is brought to life on the Vaudeville stage this summer following a successful first run at the Rose Theatre in Kingston in April this year. Adapted by scriptwriter Emma Reeves - known for CBBC's The Story of Tracy Beaker - the story follows Hetty after she escapes from the Foundling Hospital. Following her advent... More about this event
 
I Believe in UnicornsI Believe in UnicornsI Believe in UnicornsMichael 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 the mountains where he lives but who hates reading and school. His world is turned 8th August 2014Sunday 31st August 2014 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
Category: event
On Soon
I Believe in Unicorns
event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  8th to 31st August 2014
VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
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 the mountains where he lives but who hates reading and school. His world is turned ... More about this event
 
Forbidden BroadwayForbidden BroadwayAn updated version of Gerard Alessandrini's musical revue which takes an informal look at the history of American musical theatre. Included in the show will be irreverent takes on Matilda, Once and Miss Saigon, among others. Directed by Phillip George,9th September 2014Saturday 22nd November 2014 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
Category: event
 
Forbidden Broadway
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  9th September to 22nd November 2014
VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
An updated version of Gerard Alessandrini's musical revue which takes an informal look at the history of American musical theatre. Included in the show will be irreverent takes on Matilda, Once and Miss Saigon, among others. Directed by Phillip George,
Will Tuckett: The Wind In The Willows (Over 5s)Will Tuckett: The Wind In The Willows (Over 5s)Will Tuckett directs and choreographs the Royal Opera House's Olivier Award-winning production of Kenneth Grahame's tale of the four woodland friends Mr Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger. The staging fuses dance, song, music and puppetry set to a score by Martin Ward, with narration written by former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion.26th November 2014Saturday 17th January 2015 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
Category: event
 
Will Tuckett: The Wind In The Willows (Over 5s)
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  26th November 2014 to 17th January 2015
VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
Will Tuckett directs and choreographs the Royal Opera House's Olivier Award-winning production of Kenneth Grahame's tale of the four woodland friends Mr Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger. The staging fuses dance, song, music and puppetry set to a score by Martin Ward, with narration written by former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion.
 

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Handbagged
Handbagged
Theatre | Until 2nd August 2014 

Vaudeville Theatre

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The Bodyguard
The Bodyguard
Theatre | Until 30th August 2014 

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

Twenty years after the romantic thriller burst onto our cinema screens - reducing us all to tears - The Bodyguard ...More

 
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Theatre | Until 29th November 2014 

Savoy Theatre 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

'My Family' actor Robert Lindsay makes his musical theatre comeback in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which previews at London's Savoy Theatre ...More

 
Alice Through The Looking Glass
Theatre | Until 30th August 2014 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

Adapted by Daniel Winder and Candida Caldicot, this family-orientated adaptation of Lewis Carroll's adventure tale, features original music and songs. ...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

 
Goodbye Piccadilly - From Home Front To Western Front
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

A major exhibition featuring posters for recruitment and propaganda, a woman bus conductor's uniform, a B-type bus from 1911, and ...More

Storytime: The Adventures of Constance the Clippie (Ages 3-7)
Kids Events | Until 22nd August 2014 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

Interactive story telling and activities....More

Make-And-Take: Stash The Cash: Workshop (Ages 4-12)
Kids Events | Until 22nd August 2014 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

Drop-in and use clay to make your own old coins....More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th January 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

 
Friday Folies Bergere
Theatre | Until 26th September 2014 

CellarDoor 3 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

A cabaret and burlesque show starring legendary performer Holly Penfield and beautiful piano virtuoso Chrys Columbine, plus other femmes fatales....More

 
 
 
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