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“Brilliant turn-of-century family drama, wonderful performances”
Review of The Old Vic

The Old Vic
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Ranked #105 of 1,736 things to do in London
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Owner description: Victorian theater with a storied cast of famous performers including Laurence Olivier and Richard Burton.
Reviewed 22 March 2013

A totally absorbing drama set before WWI about a family torn apart as the youngest son is accused of theft. Fabulous screenplay full of humour and foibles of a well-to-do English family brought down by events. Terence Rattigan's highly-acclaimed play is directed beautifully by Lindsay Posner, do try to see it, this is the Old Vic at its best !

Thank GaryWong
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

The 195-year-old Old Vic is a wonderful ornate theatre which kick-started the careers of many of our classical greats: Olivier, Gielgud and Guinness to name a few. Fans of these famous British actors will enjoy walking up the staircase to view all the photographs from previous productions.
Kevin Spacey is the current artistic director.
Getting here couldn't be easier as it is on the bus route and is a five-minute walk from Waterloo Station. Make sure you leave the correct station exit though! There is a fabulous book shop across the road, and a super Italian restaurant - Caprini - a block away.

TIPS: Be aware, the seats have limited legroom, so tall people should try to get an aisle seat. We tend to buy the cheapest seats along the side of the balcony. The view from here is good as you are so much closer to the stage than those in the expensive seats! There is also a bit more leg room here - better than being squashed into the central balcony portion. Drinks are expensive, as they are in all London theatres, so bring your own colddrink for the show.

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Reviewed 14 March 2013

We went to see Kiss Me Kate at the Old Vic London, I booked the tickets as a Christmas present and we were not disappointed what a brilliant show. A good story line with plenty of humour a great set, great acting from a really strong cast worth going to see.

The Old Vic is a lovely theatre it can get a bit warm in there when full, the bars are nice and there are lots of places around to have some food and a drink. J & M

Thank M D
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

Last night of Kiss Me Kate - an excellent production with great singing and dancing and a very appreciative audience. Super atmosphere.

1  Thank CarolPamela
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

This was our first visit to this theatre with so much history. It is situated a few hundred yards from Waterloo Station at a busy Cross Roads controlled by Pelican Crossings. BUT BEWARE OF CYCLISTS. The seats in the circle were comfortable and had better than average leg room. Ice Creams were a reasonable £2.50. My wife said the queues at the toilets were long with several males trying to use the Ladies! The show was first class. Well Done!

Thank Kevin F
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