The Wasp Factory

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 8TH OCTOBER 2013

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Dates:
2nd October 2013 until 8th October 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
7.45pm
 

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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £81  34% 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 £128  27% 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
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  27% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 8 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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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Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 9 minutes from The Wasp Factory
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hospital Club
London > Entertainment > 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Sights and Attractions near The Wasp Factory

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Wasp Factory
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Shopping near The Wasp Factory

The best shops and markets near The Wasp Factory
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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, 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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Paul Smith
London > Shopping > Clothing
40-44 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from The Wasp Factory
Paul Smith is the undisputable don of British fashion. Launched in a tiny shop in Nottingham in 1970 he is now a global brand. ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near The Wasp Factory London?
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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, WC2E | 1 minute from The Wasp Factory
Thai Cuisine... 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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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 10 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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 | 12 minutes from The Wasp Factory
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 Wasp Factory gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Wasp Factory
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London The Wasp Factory.
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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, 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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The Wasp Factory clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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, 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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Wasp Factory.
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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, 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
 
 
 

Linbury Studio Theatre events

 
Insights: Cassandra: TalkInsights: Cassandra: TalkA talk based on Ondiviela's latest ballet.9th September 2014Tuesday 9th September 2014 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
Category: event
 
Insights: Cassandra: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 9th September 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
A talk based on Ondiviela's latest ballet.
BalletBoyz: The TalentBalletBoyz: The TalentThe all-male company led by founders Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, present a double bill of recent works by the choreographers Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett. Performers include Taylor Benjamin, Flavien Esmieu and Adam Kirkham.16th September 2014Saturday 27th September 2014 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
Category: event
 
BalletBoyz: The Talent
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  16th to 27th September 2014 - 7.45pm
VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
The all-male company led by founders Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, present a double bill of recent works by the choreographers Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett. Performers include Taylor Benjamin, Flavien Esmieu and Adam Kirkham.
Insights: In Conversation With Antonio PappanoInsights: In Conversation With Antonio PappanoAn insightful talk from a Music Director.30th September 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
Category: event
 
Insights: In Conversation With Antonio Pappano
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 30th September 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
An insightful talk from a Music Director.
The TrialThe TrialFranz Kafka's nightmarish tale of a man arrested and prosecuted for an unknown crime by a relentless and inaccessible authority has lost none of its chilling potency down the years. Philip Glass brings his signature music and dramatic force to this literary classic.10th October 2014Saturday 18th October 2014 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
Category: event
 
The Trial
event > Theatre > Adaptations
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  10th & 11th, 14th & 15th and 17th & 18th Oct 2014
VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
Franz Kafka's nightmarish tale of a man arrested and prosecuted for an unknown crime by a relentless and inaccessible authority has lost none of its chilling potency down the years. Philip Glass brings his signature music and dramatic force to this literary classic.
La Scala Di SetaLa Scala Di SetaJonathan Santagada conducts and Greg Eldridge directs Rossini's complex tale of love, marriage and a silken ladder.23rd October 2014Friday 24th October 2014 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
Category: event
 
La Scala Di Seta
event > Concerts > Opera
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Thursday 23rd October 2014 at 7pm & Friday 24th October 2014 at 1pm and 7pm
VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
Jonathan Santagada conducts and Greg Eldridge directs Rossini's complex tale of love, marriage and a silken ladder.
CassandraCassandraChoreographer Ludovic Ondiviela and singer-songwriter Ana Silvera explore what it is to be called mad, in a dance work adapted from the Greek myth of a prophetess who was destined never to be believed.30th October 2014Saturday 1st November 2014 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
Category: event
 
Cassandra
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Dance Festivals
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  30th October and 31st October 2014 at 7.45pm & 1st November 2014 at 2pm
VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
Choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela and singer-songwriter Ana Silvera explore what it is to be called mad, in a dance work adapted from the Greek myth of a prophetess who was destined never to be believed.
GlareGlareSoren Nils Eichberg presents his Royal Opera debut Glare, a thriller about trust and reality. Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger and sung in English.14th November 2014Saturday 22nd November 2014 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
Category: event
 
Glare
event > Concerts > Opera - English opera
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  14th & 15th, 18th & 19th and 21st & 22nd Nov 2014
VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
Soren Nils Eichberg presents his Royal Opera debut Glare, a thriller about trust and reality. Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger and sung in English.
Phoenix Dance Theatre: Mapping/DocumentPhoenix Dance Theatre: Mapping/DocumentOne of Britain's leading contemporary dance companies performs a rich mixed programme of new and recent works created for the company.25th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
Category: event
 
Phoenix Dance Theatre: Mapping/Document
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  25th to 29th Nov 2014 - 7.45pm
VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
One of Britain's leading contemporary dance companies performs a rich mixed programme of new and recent works created for the company.
ZooNation: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party (Over 5s)ZooNation: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party (Over 5s)The Mad Hatter's Tea Party with dance company ZooNation.6th December 2014Saturday 3rd January 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
Category: event
 
ZooNation: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  6th December 2014 to 3rd January 2015
VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
The Mad Hatter's Tea Party with dance company ZooNation.
Aakash Odedra Company: Murmur & InkedAakash Odedra Company: Murmur & InkedA double bill about tattoos and scarification from one of the most sought after British choreographer/dancers today.23rd January 2015Saturday 24th January 2015 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre,   Bow Street  Covent Garden    WC2E 9DD
Category: event
 
Aakash Odedra Company: Murmur & Inked
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th January 2015 - 7.45pm
VENUE  Linbury Studio Theatre 
A double bill about tattoos and scarification from one of the most sought after British choreographer/dancers today.
 

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Welsh National Opera: Moses Und Aron
Concerts | Until 26th July 2014 

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Welsh National Opera begins its summer residencies at the Royal Opera House in 2014 with Schoenburg's rarely performed tragic opera, ...More

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

 
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Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

Royal Opera House

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

Counterflow
Concerts | On 26th July 2014 

The Roadhouse 2 minutes walk from Linbury Studio Theatre

The London-based five-piece performs its blend of alternative and rock....More

The Woman In Black
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Theatre | Until 10th June 2015 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Linbury Studio Theatre

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
The Scottish Shuffle - An Evening Of Great Scottish Poets
Exhibitions | On 26th July 2014 

The Poetry Cafe 2 minutes walk from Linbury Studio Theatre

This regular poetry night a the Poetry Cafe hosts some wonderful Scottish voices from far and wide on Saturday July ...More

Goodbye Piccadilly
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Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Linbury Studio Theatre

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

 
Fathers and Sons
Fathers and Sons
Theatre | Until 26th July 2014 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Linbury Studio Theatre

Lyndsey Turner, whose theatre credits include 'Posh' at the Royal Court and in West End, and Headlong's acclaimed 'Chimerica' which ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Linbury Studio Theatre

Nominated for a staggering seven Oliviers in this year's Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 26th July 2014 

Guanabara 3 minutes walk from Linbury Studio Theatre

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