Barons Court Theatre

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Barons Court Theatre is a small theatre of only 57 cinema style seats located in the basement of The Curtains Up public house in Comeragh Road in West London. Founded in 1991, the Barons Court Theatre features a programme of short-run plays and afternoon magic shows that are frequently changed.[1]

The artistic director is Ron Phillips, and recent productions include Sophocles's Antigone, Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Ibsen's A Doll's House and Shakespeare's Women.[2] The theatre hosted the 2008 premiere of The Obama Musical by Teddy Hayes.[3] Noted performers who have performed at the theatre include Sara Kestelman in Bitter Fruits of Palestine and Russell Grineau aka comedian Russell Kane who directed The Play[4] by Dipak Chowdhury in 2002.

The theatre also hosts The Magic Cavern, a theatre show of magic and illusion. Performances are held every Sunday for 52 weeks of the year and are presented by international magician Richard Leigh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barons Court Theatre on londontown.com
  2. ^ Shakespeare's Women The British Theatre Guide
  3. ^ The Obama Musical reviewed in The Observer 5 October 2008
  4. ^ Lord's Play Busts Boundaries article on whatsonstage.com 29 January 2002

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Coordinates: 51°29′22″N 0°12′30″W / 51.489501°N 0.208216°W / 51.489501; -0.208216