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The Wasp FactoryThis Linbury Studio Theatre adaptation of The Wasp Factory is by Australian electro-acoustic composer Ben Frost, with libretto by David Pountney. This gripping piece of music theatre is based on the late Iain Banks's cult novel about the disturbing acts of Frank, a psychopathic teenager on a remote island. As part of a self-invented warrior cult, Frank uses a homemade apparatus called the Wasp Factory to determine whom he will kill next and how. German designer Mirella Weingarten makes her debut at Covent Garden with set designs which evoke a bleak, natural landscape.

 

About Linbury Studio Theatre

Part of the Royal Opera House, the Linbury Studio Theatre seats up to 394 people in theatre style. The studio can also be hired for private events and can be adjusted to accommodate 400 for a standing reception, 300 for banqueting and 250 for a dinner and dance. More about Linbury Studio Theatre

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
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Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Drury Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Kingsway Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  34% off
Great Queen Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from The Wasp Factory
Well-equipped, comfortable rooms await guests to this elegantly modern hotel in the heart of Theatreland. Set yourself up for the day with a hearty breakfast or ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £104  35% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 3 minutes from The Wasp Factory
In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £137  41% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from The Wasp Factory
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from The Wasp Factory
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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Stomp
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st August - 8th January 2017
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Wasp Factory
Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody speaks a word. Instead a group ...More
 
 
 
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The Entertainer
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th August to 12th November 2016
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 6 minutes from The Wasp Factory
Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh and John Hurt, who returns to the London stage for the first time in a decade, in this production of John ...More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from The Wasp Factory
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Wasp Factory
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
 
 
 
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Wasp Factory
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from The Wasp Factory
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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Lola's Cupcakes, Covent Garden
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
14-18 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Wasp Factory
Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title of ... More
 
 
 
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Camper
London > Shopping > Shoes
39 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from The Wasp Factory
Exciting shoe design from Camper, both quirky and sensible and currently the epitome of cool footwear. ... More
 
 
 
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Paul Hamlyn Hall Bar & Restaurant - Royal Opera House
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as The Wasp Factory
The hall over which this stunning restaurant and champagne bar looks was named in honour of publisher Paul Hamlyn after his foundation gifted a generous £10m ... More
 
 
 
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Masala Zone
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
48 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from The Wasp Factory
The obvious point of comparison for this chain of trendy, inexpensive Indian restaurants is Wagamama's. Like that sainted chain, they offer authentic street food, quick service ... More
 
 
 
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Busaba Eathai - Floral Street
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
44 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from The Wasp Factory
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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 | 6 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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 Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Wasp Factory
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Wasp Factory
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Wasp Factory
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from The Wasp Factory
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Wasp Factory
Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
 
 
 
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The Wasp Factory
... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from The Wasp Factory
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
 

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