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The PhilanthropistSimon Callow directs an all-star cast in Christopher Hampton's comedy set in a fictitious English university town where out of touch academics anguish over relationships, anagrams and the meaning of life. Matt Berry, best known for his roles in The IT Crowd and The Mighty Boosh plays the floundering professor of philology, appearing alongside Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners), model-turned-actress Lily Cole, stand-up comedian Tom Rosenthal and Charlotte Ritchie, who'll be familiar to most from her TV roles as Melissa in Fresh Meat and as one half of two-hander Siblings.

 

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The Trafalgar Studios are two venues housed within what was London's Whitehall Theatre. The building itself is Grade II listed, and is an excellent example of simple, unadorned Art Deco style. The interior, however, is spectacular, with complex, cubist designs and sweeping curves of moulding and ironwork. More about Trafalgar Studios

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The Trafalgar Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £143  42% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from The Philanthropist
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 £97  33% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from The Philanthropist
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 £97  34% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from The Philanthropist
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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Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th March to 24th June 2017
The Philanthropist, Haymarket, SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Philanthropist
Damian Lewis returns to the West End this March to star in Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? The Tony Award-winning play follows Martin, ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
The Philanthropist, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from The Philanthropist
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 Miser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 3rd June 2017
The Philanthropist, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from The Philanthropist
Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing ...More
 
 
 
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Philanthropist
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 The Philanthropist
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 The Philanthropist
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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London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Philanthropist
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from The Philanthropist
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 The Philanthropist
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 The Philanthropist
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Dover Street Market
London > Shopping > Department Stores
18-22 Haymarket, Mayfair, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Philanthropist
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Philanthropist
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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53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Philanthropist
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Philanthropist
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 The Philanthropist
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 10 minutes from The Philanthropist
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes from The Philanthropist
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 14 minutes from The Philanthropist
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from The Philanthropist
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 The Philanthropist
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6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Philanthropist
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Philanthropist
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from The Philanthropist
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London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Philanthropist
Built in 1694 on Craig's Court, just south of Trafalgar Square, Walkers of Whitehall was originally ... More
 
 
 
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Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from The Philanthropist
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Vista Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from The Philanthropist
This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, Vista is a rooftop bar upon the boutique Trafalgar Hotel. The ... More
 
 
 
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Banqueting House
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Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from The Philanthropist
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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116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Philanthropist
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from The Philanthropist
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Out There On Fried Meat Ridge RoadOut There On Fried Meat Ridge RoadHarry Burton directs Keith Stevenson's Appalachian comedy of human errors about a broken-hearted man called Mitchell, who answers an advertisement for a roommate and ends up in a hostage situation in a West Virginia countryside motel with an affable hillbilly called JD.2017-05-24T19:45:00+01002017-06-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
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Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Road
The PhilanthropistThe PhilanthropistThe PhilanthropistSimon Callow directs an all-star cast in Christopher Hampton's comedy set in a fictitious English university town where out of touch academics anguish over relationships, anagrams and the meaning of life. Matt Berry, best known for his roles in The IT Crowd and The Mighty Boosh plays the floundering professor of philology, appearing alongside Simon2017-05-24T19:30:00+01002017-07-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
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event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICING  £26.50-£77.50, Premium Seats £99, Apr 3-19 previews £19.50-£67.50, Premium Seats previews £89
DATES  3rd April to 22nd July 2017
VENUE  Trafalgar Studios 
Simon Callow directs an all-star cast in Christopher Hampton's comedy set in a fictitious English university town where out of touch academics anguish over relationships, anagrams and the meaning of life. Matt Berry, best known for his roles in The IT Crowd and The Mighty Boosh plays the floundering professor of philology, appearing alongside Simon... More about this event
 
Kiss MeKiss MeAnna Ledwich directs the West End transfer of Richard Bean's unorthodox love story about two people, haunted by the past, who seek refuge in each other's arms following the devastation of the First World War.2017-06-06T19:45:00+01002017-07-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
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Kiss Me
Disco PigsDisco PigsEvanna Lynch, better known as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, and Colin Campbell star in the 20th anniversary staging of Enda Walsh's disturbing two-hander charting the toxic relationship of two misfits, Pig and Runt, who are born at the same time on the same day in the same hospital. Directed by John Haidar.2017-07-12T19:45:00+01002017-08-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
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Disco Pigs
ApologiaApologiaStockard Channing stars in Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell's drama about an eminent art historian, who begins to question her achievements and choices during a birthday gathering with friends and family. Directed by Jamie Lloyd.2017-07-29T19:30:00+01002017-11-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
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Between Serenity & Dynamism; Korean Ceramics
Exhibitions | Until 3rd June 2017 

Korean Cultural Centre 2 minutes walk from The Philanthropist

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David Shrigley: Really Good
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Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from The Philanthropist

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

 
New Paintings By Patrick Gibbs
Exhibitions | Until 27th May 2017 

Mall Galleries 2 minutes walk from The Philanthropist

Original modern impressionist woks from the artist inspired by his recent travels....More

The Things That Make You Sick: East London Health Campaigning, 1977-1980
Exhibitions | Until 2nd July 2017 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 3 minutes walk from The Philanthropist

Posters raising awareness of health conditions of the time, created by Peter Dunn and Loraine Leeson....More

Frans Masereel: The City
Exhibitions | Until 2nd July 2017 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 3 minutes walk from The Philanthropist

Works by the Belgian graphic and expressionist artist, inspired by the historical and social events of the early 20th century, ...More

Stuart Middleton: Beat
Exhibitions | Until 2nd July 2017 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 3 minutes walk from The Philanthropist

A site-specific installation developed in response to the architecture of the Lower Gallery. Accompanying the installation is a video combining ...More

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
Theatre | Until 3rd June 2017 

Playhouse Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Philanthropist

In his follow-up to Fame: Not The Musical, Baddiel paints an irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and ...More

Rubens And Rembrandt
Exhibitions | Until 16th July 2017 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from The Philanthropist

A display of selected works by the two 17th century artists....More

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Sonder Presents: NeverFolk
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The Nursery Theatre

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The first UK exhibition of illustrations for classic sci-fi anime films comes to The House of Illustration this May. ...More

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