Duke of York's Theatre, London
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- seating plan
- location: map and directions
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Upcoming shows at the Duke of York's Theatre:
How dark can it get inside a marriage? Very dark when the award winning playwright Peter Nichols has anything to do with it! Passion Play portrays a union in crisis, just as funny as it is painful to watch. This revival of the popular 1981 West End and Broadway show is due to set the black comedy stage alight with Zoe Wanamaker at the helm.
Passion Play tickets
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Current shows at the Duke of York's Theatre:
It is 1895 and Oscar Wilde's masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, is playing in the West End after a triumphant premiere, but already the wheels are in motion which will lead to his imprisonment, downfall and vilification. Forced to make a choice between his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and his freedom, the ever romantic Wilde embarks on a course towards self-destruction.
The Judas Kiss tickets
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The Duke of York’s is a stunning building with delicate arches and decorative columns, built for Frank Wyatt and his wife Violet Melnotte and opening for business in 1892 as the Trafalgar Square. In 1894 its name changed to the Trafalgar and a year later it was re-christened the Duke of York's in honour of King George V. Over the years it has featured top class ballets, earning a name as the theatre that brought ballet to fame in Britain. In the late ‘70s Capital Radio bought the freehold and 1979 saw it shut for refurbishment. In 1980 it re-opened with Rose, starring Glenda Jackson. Al Pacino won awards there for his performance in American Buffalo, Richard Harris' comedy Stepping Out created a stir, as did Willy Russell's ever-popular play Shirley Valentine. The Ambassador Theatre Group bought the venue in 1992 and it has thrived ever since, with shows like The Holy Terror, Dirty Blonde, The Dresser and Hedda Gabler. Want Duke of York’s Theatre tickets? You’ve landed in the right place…