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Great ExpectationsAs a boy, orphan Pip has a disturbing encounter with escaped convict Magwitch in the marshes close to the home he shares with his haughty sister and her husband Joe. Soon after, the boy is dispatched to visit the reclusive Miss Havisham, who requires a playmate for her ward, Estella. At first, Pip is scared of Miss Havisham but once the boy meets Estella, fear is replaced by infatuation and he falls under the spell of the girl, who has been raised "to wreak revenge on all men". With Chris Ellison as Magwitch and Paula Wilcox as Miss Havisha, Great Expectations returns to the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre. To celebrate Dickens's birthday, on 7th February, a special live screening will be broadcast at cinemas across the UK. To find your nearest participating cinema and book tickets visit www.greatexpectationstheplay.com/cinema.

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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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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £78† 37% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
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 £189† 26% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £111† 28% off
The Strand, WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
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The Importance Of Being Earnest
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 20th July to 20th October 2018
Great Expectations, 404 Strand, WC2R | Same location as Great Expectations
Concluding the Classic Spring Oscar Wilde Season, The Importance of Being Earnest is staged at the Vaudeville Theatre this summer. Olivier Award-winner Sophie Thompson takes ...More
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th September 2017 to 29th September 2018
Great Expectations, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from Great Expectations
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 Lieutenant Of Inishmore
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 23rd June to 8th September 2018
Great Expectations, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from Great Expectations
Poldark star Aidan Turner makes his West End stage debut this June, starring as terrorist Mad Padraic in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Michael Grandage ...More
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
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 Great Expectations
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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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
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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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
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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Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
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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Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Unit 10 The Piazza Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
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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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
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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Porterhouse Stout & Oyster Bar
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Expectations
Brasseries ... More
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Expectations
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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Big Easy Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
12 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Expectations
Located in a former electricity power station, set over three floors and occupying 10,000 square feet, the famous American Big Easy restaurant comes to Covent Garden ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from Great Expectations
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Great Expectations
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from Great Expectations
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The Sanctuary
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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
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Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Great Expectations
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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 Harp
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47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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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The Marquess of Anglesey
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39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
A former wine cellar, the Adventure Bar in Covent Garden is a subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, food, tunes and parties. ... More
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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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Grays & Feather
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
Specialising in sparkling wines Grays & Feather offers an exploration, education and, most importantly, enjoyment - without breaking the bank - of fizz. From the rolling ... More
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Royal Society Of Arts
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8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
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45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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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 Great Expectations
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

An Ideal HusbandAn Ideal HusbandThe Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville continues with the enduring popular comedy of class and political chicanery about an ambitious government minister and his ascent to the upper echelons of power. Frances Barber stars opposite real-life father and son Edward and Freddie Fox.2018-06-22T19:30:00+01002018-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404† Strand† † † WC2R 0NH
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An Ideal Husband
The Importance Of Being EarnestThe Importance Of Being EarnestConcluding the Classic Spring Oscar Wilde Season, The Importance of Being Earnest is staged at the Vaudeville Theatre this summer. Olivier Award-winner Sophie Thompson takes the role of Lady Bracknell and the production also stars Jeremy Swift as Reverend Chasuble and Sinead Matthews as Gwendolyn Fairfax. Wilde's much-loved masterpiece brings love2018-07-20T19:30:00+01002018-10-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404† Strand† † † WC2R 0NH
Category: event

event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICING£19.50-£55, Premium Seats £75
DATES20th July to 20th October 2018
VENUEVaudeville Theatre
Concluding the Classic Spring Oscar Wilde Season, The Importance of Being Earnest is staged at the Vaudeville Theatre this summer. Olivier Award-winner Sophie Thompson takes the role of Lady Bracknell and the production also stars Jeremy Swift as Reverend Chasuble and Sinead Matthews as Gwendolyn Fairfax. Wilde's much-loved masterpiece brings love...†More about this event
Mo Gilligan: Coupla Cans TourMo Gilligan: Coupla Cans TourHighly-energetic stand-up from the actor, comic and social media star.2018-10-22T20:00:00+01002018-10-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404† Strand† † † WC2R 0NH
Category: event
Mo Gilligan: Coupla Cans Tour
James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999The energetic comic reflects on the best and worst year of his life while throwing a strop.2018-10-29T20:00:00+00002018-11-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404† Strand† † † WC2R 0NH
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James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

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