Category Archives: Apollo theatre


Nice to have a n oldfashinioned set for a change
Nice to have an old fashioned set for a change

Brilliant production of Nell Gwynn by the British Woman Playwright, Jessica Swale,
at the Apollo Theatre. All the members of the cast are wonderful with the incredible Gemma Arterton in the lead. Fantastic all acting, all singing , all dancing production with live musicians on-stage.  A must-see.

The original ceiling from 1901
The original ceiling from 1901

We had tickets for The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time a couple of days after the roof of the Apollo Theatre collapsed on  December 19th 2013. We were offered tickets at the John Gielgud theatre to which the play transferred but we had bought tickets for Louise and her family and she was about to return to Spain.

The new ceiling post the collapse on Dec 19th 2013
The new ceiling added after the collapse on Dec 19th 2013

On their next visit they saw and loved the Curious Incident. We saw it in the cinema – a film of the National Theatre production – but felt it didn’t quite come off. CGI in films is so brilliant now. Filming the audio-visual effects suitable for a theatre just didn’t do it for me.