UK – London – Garrick Theatre
Dates: 1889 – present
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The building of the Garrick was especially difficult as it had an underground river running beneath it.
The Garrick was one of five theatres that were almost demolished due to a plan to redevelop the Covent Garden area by the Greater London Council (GLC), in 1971. The GLC planned to build new theatres to replace them. However, the plan was abandoned in 1973 after a campaign by the Covent Garden Community Association.
Guardian article about the plan which contains fascinating insights into the financial workings of West End theatre in the 1970s.
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Selected Past Productions
Young Frankenstein (September 2017 – )
The Miser (2017) starring Griff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack.
This House ( – Feb 2017)
Let It Be (2015)
The Scottsboro Boys ()
Rock of Ages (2013) transferred from the Shaftesbury Theatre
Chicago (2011 – 2012) transferred from the Cambridge Theatre
Pygmalion (2011) starring Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon
A Little Night Music (2009 – 2011)
In 2005 veteran producers Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer purchased the Garrick Theatre, along with the Apollo, Duchess and Lyric Theatres creating Nimax Theatres on 26 September 2005. The Vaudeville Theatre, solely owned by Max Weitzenhoffer, completes the Nimax portfolio.
This is Our Youth (2002 – 2003)
2000 The Garrick becomes a Really Useful Theatre with Lord Lloyd-Webber’s Really Useful Group and Bridgepoint Capital purchased Stoll Moss Theatres Ltd.
An Inspector Calls (1995 – ?)
Dancing at Lughnasa (1991) transferred from the Phoenix
1986 The Garrick was acquired by Stoll Moss Theatres and refurbished. It reopened in November with Judi Dench and Michael Williams in Mr and Mrs Nobody.
No Sex Please, We’re British (1982-1986) transferred from the Strand Theatre. Until 1986 when it transferred to the Duchess.
Deathtrap (1978 – 1981) by Ira Levin
Side By Side By Sondheim (1977) transferred from ___
Funny Peculiar (1976) starring Richard Beckinsale
Sleuth (1972 – 9 October 1973) transferred from St Martins Theatre, transferred to Fortune Theatre
Don’t Just Lie There Say Something (1971) with Brian Rix
Uproar in the House () with Brian Rix
Let Sleeping Wives Lie () with Brian Rix
Stand By Your Bedouin (1967) with Brian Rix
Fings Ain’t Wot They Used To Be (1960 – 1962) starring Miriam Karlin, written by Lionel Bart
La Plume de Ma Tante (1955 – 1957)
Born Yesterday (1947) starring Jack Buchanan, directed by Laurence Olivier
1946: Jack Buchanan became actor/manager of The Garrick
Better Late (1946) starring Beatrice Lille
The Lady With the Lamp (1929) starring Edith Evans
1928: C B Cochran took over the lease
Dracula (1927) adaptation from Bram Stoker
The Ghost Train (1926) by Arnold Ridley
1924: A E Abrahams took over the lease
1915: Arthur Bouchier relinquished management.
The Walls of Jericho (1905 – 1906) by Alfred Sutro
Water Babies (1902)
The Wedding Guest (1900) by J.M.Barrie
1900 Arthur Bouchier took over management with his wife Violet Vanbrugh
The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith (1895) by Arthur Wing Pinero starred Mrs Patrick Campbell.
A Pair of Spectacles (1890)