Mrs Henderson Presents - Noel Coward Theatre

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Venue Information
Noel Coward Theatre

Noel Coward Theatre
85-88 St Martin's Lane
London
London
WC2N 4AU

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 6 review(s)

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Latest Review: "Fantastic show - great singing, wit and pathos. One of the best shows I have seen. Hope to go ag..."

Age Restriction: Please note that an age restriction is not in place for this production.

Important Info: Contains scenes of nudity.

It entertained the crowds at the Theatre Royal Bath and it also found a large audience as a 2005 film, which won various awards, but now it is the turn of West End theatregoers to take a look at Mrs Henderson Presents, which runs at the Noël Coward Theatre from February.

The musical show sees Tracie Bennett take on the title role originally played by Judi Dench on the big screen, whilst Ian Bartholomew portrays Van Damm (previously played by Bob Hoskins). Emma Williams also stars in a show directed by Terry Johnson (who also penned the adapted book).

Mrs Henderson Presents takes us back to 1937 and introduces us to Laura Henderson, who is about to make a big change on Great Windmill Street just prior to the Second World War. She is an eccentric widow and she purchases an old cinema on the site before transforming it into the Windmill Theatre. Together with Vivian Van Damm she puts on various variety shows that draw in the crowds, but they are going to have to up the ante even more if they wish to keep the gaze of audiences as the Second World War breaks out. So during the Blitz they present The Windmill Girls, who are sure to turn many heads when they take to the stage.

The 2005 film was directed by Stephen Frears and saw many well known names take to the big screen. The colourful show was ripe for a West End musical and whilst it has taken a decade this has now come to fruition and it is bound to be a welcome addition to Theatreland.

Performer Tracie Bennett will be one of the big talking points. The experienced star has appeared in a host of well known West End musicals over the years, from Chicago to Hairspray, and will also be recognisable to many for her television roles. Her credits include The Bill, Dalziel And Pascoe and Casualty, to name but a few.

Mrs Henderson Presents follows shows like Photograph 51 with Nicole Kidman and A Christmas Carol with Jim Broadbent when it opens at the Noël Coward Theatre Tuesday 16th February 2016 (previews from Tuesday 9th February 2016).

 

Show Information
Booking From: Wednesday, 15th June 2016
Booking Until: Saturday, 18th June 2016
Age Restriction: Please note that an age restriction is not in place for this production.
Important Info: Contains scenes of nudity.
Show Status: production_closed
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