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“Pajama Lame. ”

Shaftesbury Theatre
Ranked #168 of 1,736 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Shaftesbury Theatre at the top of Shaftesbury Avenue.
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

The curse of the Shaftesbury Theatre strikes again. This is one of my favourite theatres: its beautiful inside. Unfortunately, over the years, it's has more than its fair share of duds. This is another. No really memorable songs and a wafer thin plot. I feel sorry for the cast who got the most out of the material they were given. It must be fairly demoralising to be performing to a half full auditorium on a Saturday night. I wonder how empty it is on weeknights.......

Thank mrjc79
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Bought tickets on the day ( £20 for front near stage)
High energy musical. Old fashioned musical feel. Enjoyed by all age groups. As with all old theatres leg room a bit cramped but seats were comfortable.

Thank JulieMWiltshire
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Amateurish production past it's sell by date. Sadly un interesting with bad American accents. House was not full and it was a Saturday night. Didn't stay for second half......... Sorry, but that's how it was for us, my husband even fell asleep!

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

I enjoyed The Pajama Game. I hadn't seen previous versions, nor the Doris Day film, but I did know almost all of the songs. I am, however, in my 70th year, so these were the pre-Beatles songs on everyone's lips. I wonder how well it works for a younger audience. I noticed a few empty seats in the second half. Shame, as that was even more energetic and very well performed.

Let's not forget the theatre, which is just gloriously Victorian - lots of stucco, lots of plush, lots of statuary and not much leg room! A special mention for the handcream in the ladies. Thank you to whoever added that touch. Much appreciated.

Thank malaita
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Fun musical! Very entertaining. A traditional show - no frills just great dancing and singing.A very enjoyable evening.

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