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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 29TH MARCH 2014

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, 404 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NH
 
 
Dates:
  until 
 
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
 
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£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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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
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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 £100  23% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from The Duck House
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 £239  41% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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 £116  41% off
The Strand, WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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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Wilde Creatures
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th to 31st December 2017
The Duck House, 404 Strand, WC2R | Same location as The Duck House
A month after staging The Gruffalo's Child at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, the Olivier-nominated Tall Stories present a new musical adventure for audiences of all ages ...More
 
 
 
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
The Duck House, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from The Duck House
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 Red Lion
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st November to 2nd December 2017
The Duck House, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 7 minutes from The Duck House
Following a sell-out run at Live Theatre in Newcastle, Patrick Marber's drama The Red Lion transfers to Trafalgar Studios. The show is about the competitive nature ...More
 
 
 
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes from The Duck House
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 The Duck House
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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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes from The Duck House
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
 
 
 
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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
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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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Duck House
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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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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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Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from The Duck House
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 The Duck House
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 The Duck House
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 The Duck House
Brasseries ... More
 
 
 
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from The Duck House
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 The Duck House
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 The Duck House
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 The Duck House
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 The Duck House
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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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Duck House
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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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from The Duck House
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Adventure Bar, Covent Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from The Duck House
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 The Duck House
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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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
Set behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Duck House
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Duck House
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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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from The Duck House
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

 
A Woman Of No ImportanceA Woman Of No ImportanceDirector Dominic Dromgoole launches his Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, comprising the writer's four great Victorian plays, with a pithy drama about the unfulfilled expectations of women during the era. The story entwines the fates of an earnest young American woman and a louche English lord at a house party. Starring Eve Best, Eleanor Bron, 2017-10-06T19:30:00+01002017-12-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
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Wilde CreaturesWilde CreaturesA month after staging The Gruffalo's Child at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, the Olivier-nominated Tall Stories present a new musical adventure for audiences of all ages at the Vaudeville Theatre. Wilde Creatures brings Oscar Wilde's classic fairy tales to life through imaginative storytelling and music and takes the audience on a fantastical journe2017-12-15T14:00:00+00002017-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
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event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING  £12.50-£17.50, Premium Seats £22.50
DATES  15th to 31st December 2017
VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
A month after staging The Gruffalo's Child at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, the Olivier-nominated Tall Stories present a new musical adventure for audiences of all ages at the Vaudeville Theatre. Wilde Creatures brings Oscar Wilde's classic fairy tales to life through imaginative storytelling and music and takes the audience on a fantastical journe... More about this event
Lady Windermere's FanLady Windermere's FanKathy Burke directs the second salvo of Dominic Dromgoole's Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville. The biting comedy of clashing classes and cultures unfolds at Lady Windermere's birthday party, where roguish Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion about an extra-marital affair. Starring Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Jennifer Saunders.2018-01-12T19:30:00+00002018-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
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High spirited stupidity and glorious nonsense from the 2015 BBC New comedy Award nominee....More

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